Shauna Hicks


Shauna Hicks

About Shauna Hicks

Shauna Hicks has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring, she has written a number of family history guides and is a regular speaker at genealogy cruises, conferences and seminars. She now operates her own business at www.shaunahicks.com.au and is the author of the blog, Diary of an Australian Genealogist.

Introducing Trove 1

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Trove which is a portal site maintained by the National Library of Australia. Trove is a one stop shop for resources held by Australian libraries and other research institutions, especially photographs and newspapers. Researchers should still use the online […]


Introducing CoraWeb: Helping you Trace Your Family History in Australia and Elsewhere

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on CoraWeb which is a portal site maintained by Cora Num, a well-known Australian genealogist and author of several research guides. It is designed to help researchers trace their family history in Australia and elsewhere. The site provides links for […]


Introducing Genealogy SA 2

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Genealogy SA which is the business name for the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. Membership of the Society does cost money but there are resources which you can use on their website for free which is why I […]


Introducing Australian Trade Union Archives 1

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Australian Trade Union Archives. The website is a gateway that links together historical detail, archival resources, published material and information about trade unions in Australia. As the name suggests you can use it to find: Australian workers Australian […]


Introducing The Australian Women’s Register 2

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on The Australian Women’s Register. The Register currently has over 6600 entries with references to over 3600 archival resources, over 8100 published resources and over 1200 digital resources. As the name suggests you can use it to find: Australian women […]


Introducing Outback Family History 1

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Outback Family History. The term ‘outback history’ brings to mind the wide-open spaces of the middle of Australia. In fact, this free to use website focuses on the Western Australian central goldfields. What’s on the website? For anyone […]