Spring into family history research

1st September 2019

Spring is a fantastic time of year. The sun is shining and warmer weather has arrived here in Australia, with the promise of rain just around the corner. It's always a great season to begin, or further, your family history research. So many more records are becoming avai...

Family History Fair

25th May 2019

What a wonderful opportunity it has been to share family history research experiences and information at the biennial History Queensland fair and conference at the #WavesinTime2019 on the Sunshine Coast. Such a friendly welcome from both organisers and attendees alike!...

Female Ancestors

1st March 2019

International Women’s Day is celebrated during the month of March and with this in mind our website looks to focus on our female ancestors. The women who toiled with the task of raising children and nurtured the generations of today are forefront in our hearts...

A new year of family history finds

1st January 2019

A new year is a new beginning, and a great time to begin family history research. Each new year more information becomes available. In Queensland birth records can be easily searched for years up to 1918, marriage records up to 1943, and death records up to 1988, a fant...

Spring into Family History season

1st September 2018

Today is the first day of the Spring season in Australia, and such glorious weather, if only it would rain! We are experiencing severe drought conditions Downunder at present, which could spark a memory or conversation with family about how our ancestors managed drough...

Obituaries and Family History

1st April 2018

Every family has a story and finding yours can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. The month of April generally brings more pleasant weather and an opportunity to get out and about. Why not make a plan to contact an elderly relative and have a chat about the...

Genealogy... the search for Family History

1st March 2018

When we are young the story of our family origins doesn’t seem to hold much importance, we are busy growing up and finding our purpose in life. When we are in our 20’s and 30’s time can be filled with family and work commitments, and searching for our roots seems to ta...

Family History February

1st February 2018

February is a tricky month for genealogy research. Usually there are only 28 days in February, but every four years, 29 days occur in leap years like 2016 and 2020. Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolution...

A New Year of Family History

1st January 2018

A New Year, A new beginning! It is always a good time to begin family history research. With each New Year so many more resources become available. In Queensland birth records can be accessed for years up to 1917, marriage records up to 1942, and death records up to 19...

A Christmas Tree

1st December 2017

Enjoy the Christmas season. Celebrate the family who surround you. We all have upsets and difficulties with family, and Christmas time can often be stressful and accentuate the strains of family ties. The Christmas tree is representative of the family tree, its many bo...

Ancestors by Anonymous

1st November 2017

If you could see your ancestors, All standing in a row. Would you be proud of them or not, Or don’t you really know? Some strange discoveries are made, in climbing family trees. And some of them you know, Do not particularly please! If you could see your ancestors, All...

Names in Family History

1st October 2017

What’s in a name? Family history research is focussed on ancestor’s names, often finding the same names repeated in several generations, not only in the direct line of research, often in secondary family trees as well. Another trend in name choosing is to use the place...

Family history research

1st September 2017

Obituary Research Service searches for information about ancestors who lived and died in Queensland, Australia. An example of the type of information we look for can be seen in the following excerpts: Harry Wyatt was born in England about 1849. He was the son of James...

Family History Research Help

1st August 2017

Thank you to everyone who has visited Obituary Research Service. It has been great to receive research requests and be able to assist in finding information for you. Although obituaries are our major area of research… in many of our listings we have been able to add ex...

Australian Family History

1st July 2017

Family history research is an ongoing quest and it lasts a lifetime. There is always another bit of information or possibly an undiscovered newspaper clipping to find. An entry in a shipping list can provide a real insight into our ancestor’s journey. The past can be r...

Obituaries, Ancestry, Family History

1st June 2017

An anniversary is a time to celebrate something special or important to you. Several years ago the concept for this website was envisaged. I am very proud to have my idea turned into reality. There have been a few ups and downs along the way. Perseverance is the key to...

Family History Research in Australia

1st May 2017

Since Captain Cook arrived in Australian waters in 1770 there has been an influx of intrepid travellers to these shores from all corners of the world. This website focusses on research in Australia and specialises in ancestor research of those who lived and died in Quee...

Long Lost Relatives

1st April 2017

Once relatives left the docks at Southampton, or Hamburg, for instance, news of their fate rarely reached home, the following is an excerpt showing so many pleas for information: (From Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper, January 31, 1897.) ALLEN (William) went to Australia in the...

Feature Obituary

1st March 2017

On Sunday at midnight occurred the death of Mrs. William Tulloch, of Glencairn, Swan Creek road. The deceased had reached the respectable age of eighty years, and had been a resident of these parts for over thirty-six years. Her husband was one of the earliest settlers...

How To Write An Australian Obituary

1st February 2017

How To Write An Australian Obituary February 1, 2017 Follow the steps using them as a guide to add information which will paint a picture of the life you are documenting. Write as much or as little as you feel relative. This obituary is an example only. Step 1. - Name, age at death, place of death, year of death...

Obituary Research Service : Happy New Year

1st January 2017

Spring is a fantastic time of year. The sun is shining and warmer weather has arrived here in Australia, with the promise of rain just around the corner. It's always a great season to begin, or further, your family history research....

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Spring into family history research
1st September 2019
Family History Fair
25th May 2019
Female Ancestors
1st March 2019
A new year of family history finds
1st January 2019
Spring into Family History season
1st September 2018
Obituaries and Family History
1st April 2018
Genealogy... the search for Family History
1st March 2018
Family History February
1st February 2018
A New Year of Family History
1st January 2018
A Christmas Tree
1st December 2017