Shauna Hicks


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 […]


Introducing City of Sydney Archives

Continuing my blog series on Australasian family history research institutions, this month’s focus is on City of Sydney Archives. Local government authorities in Australia may have city archive offices that are open to researchers. Some even have websites with substantial online resources which is why we are starting a new theme of city archives. While there is no specific online […]


Introducing State Library of Western Australia 1

Continuing my blog series on Australasian family history research institutions, this month’s focus is on State Library of Western Australia. Like the other Australian state libraries, there is a dedicated online guide Family History which is the place to start if you have Western Australian ancestors. This guide lists resources such as: Guides to Countries and Regions Australia, Britain, New Zealand […]


Introducing State Library of South Australia

Continuing my blog series on Australasian family history research institutions, this month’s focus is on State Library of South Australia. Like the other Australian state libraries, there is a dedicated online guide Family History Service which is the place to start if you have South Australian ancestors. This guide links to other guides such as: Almanacs and directories Births deaths and […]