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 Australian Trade Union Archives   Recently updated !

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 […]


Introducing The Australian Cemeteries Index 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 Cemeteries Index. Cemeteries are a wonderful resource for genealogy and family history research and there are many free cemetery resources for Australia. The Australian Cemeteries Index has, as at January 2018, over two million inscriptions and […]


Introducing The Ryerson Index 9

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on The Ryerson Index. Newspapers are a wonderful resource for genealogy and family history research but not all newspapers are digitised and available online. The Ryerson Index mainly covers more recent (20th-21st century) newspapers and can be very useful for […]


Introducing Adelaide City Archives 1

Continuing my blog series on Australasian family history research institutions, this month’s focus is on Adelaide City Archives. Local government authorities in Australia may have city archive offices that are open to researchers. Not all have websites or online resources so we will only be looking at those that do. Adelaide City Council is Australia’s oldest municipality having been established […]