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Ancestry.com.au's Brad Argent shares 10 tips for finding just the girl you want

Ancestry.com.au’s Brad Argent shares 10 tips for finding just the girl you want

Are you trying to trace a female ancestor who seems determined to stay hidden in the records? Brad Argent, content director for Ancestry.com.au, offers his advice for tracking down the maiden name of your elusive lady… This story originally appeared in issue 4 of Inside History. Click here for more. As family historians we face...
Curator Q&A :: David Wells – Bradman Foundation Curator

Curator Q&A :: David Wells – Bradman Foundation Curator

Right in time for Inside History’s latest sports-themed edition, issue 20, we chat to David Wells, curator, The Bradman Foundation, about our iconic cover boy: The Don himself. David tells us why the Bradman Museum recently expanded to become the International Cricket Hall of Fame, where you can learn more about cricketing history, and the story behind...
Expert Q&A :: Finding your Anzac using the Australian War Memorial

Expert Q&A :: Finding your Anzac using the Australian War Memorial

For our Expert Q&A on Thursday, 7 November we had the team from the Australian War Memorial Research Centre join us to answer your questions about the AWM collections and how to find your Anzac ancestor. Thanks again to Jennie, Dianne, Cameron and Liz for giving us all the benefit of their time and expertise. Don’t...
Ask our Experts :: Photo dating with Margot Riley, State Library of NSW

Ask our Experts :: Photo dating with Margot Riley, State Library of NSW

From time to time, our lovely family of readers send us questions and we ask the help of our friends in the societies, libraries, archives and museums across the country to help. This week we speak to curator Margot Riley, the State Library of New South Wales resident fashion historian. Question from Karen Hickman: I...
Expert Q&A :: City of Sydney's historian Lisa Murray on family history

Expert Q&A :: City of Sydney’s historian Lisa Murray on family history

For our Expert Q&A on Thursday, August 25 we had Lisa Murray, City of Sydney historian and Chair of The Dictionary of Sydney join us to discuss Sydney’s history and genealogy resources. Thanks again to Lisa for giving us all the benefit of her time and expertise. Don’t forget our Expert Q&As happen every Thursday night...
Expert Q&A :: Using Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia for history

Expert Q&A :: Using Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia for history

For our Expert Q&A on Thursday, July 11 we had The State Library of New South Wales‘s Mylee Joseph and Wikipedian-in-Residence Gillian White from Wikimedia Australia join us to discuss how Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons can help your research. Thanks again to Mylee and Gillian for giving us all the benefit of their time and...
Q&A :: Sea Power Centre - Dr David Stevens

Q&A :: Sea Power Centre – Dr David Stevens

On 19th May 2013, to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Australian National Maritime Museum, in conjunction with the Sea Power Centre, hosted this year’s RAN Centenary Annual lecture, to offer new perspectives on the Navy’s roles during World War 1. Dr David Stevens is Director of Strategic and Historical Studies...
130 year old photo mystery solved in Lismore. Meet the Evans couple.

130 year old photo mystery solved in Lismore. Meet the Evans couple.

I’m hoping you can tell me approximately when the photograph (above) may have been taken. The carte measures 95mm x 55mm and appears to have had a very light cream mount. On the back is written, “Believed to be Alfred Thomas Evans and Mary Ann Sarah White (Evans)” and the photographer’s stamp says, “W.S. Read”....
Perry McIntyre's research guide to National Archives of Ireland resources

Perry McIntyre’s research guide to National Archives of Ireland resources

Historian and Inside History contributor Perry McIntyre is an expert on 19th-century Irish immigration. Here, Perry gives us the lowdown on two important resources from the National Archives of Ireland website that may just provide the missing pieces of your Irish family history puzzle.  The Irish Transportation Database The Irish Transportation Database, on the National Archives...