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Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra

The Ancestral Searcher

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Current Table of contents

Vol 40 No 2 June 2016

Articles  
Never Give Up!Barb Toohey046
Finding GenealogyPeter Snowdon048
Finding the Parkin Family in Garston, LancashireAndrew Eliason050
Success from an Unexpected SourceBarbara Moore FHGSC054
Anzac Day in MilduraBarb Toohey & Sue Pillans057
Colin Christie – A Self-made Man of Many TalentsMarilyn Woodward058
Sir Robert Menzies –A Cornish Mining Family’s Illustrious DescendantTherese Lynch062
Regular Articles  
From the EditorRosemary McKenzie044
President’s ReportNick Reddan045
Hot SitesCora Num064
Hot Sources No. 136Cora Num066
New Collection Items in BriefBarbara Moore FHGSC 68 
From Our ContemporariesPeter Kennedy & Pauline Bygraves070
Society Education and Social ActivitiesDanny O’Neill073
Services for Members & Notice to Contributors 078
Miscellany  
Baptisms in The Burial RegistersNiel Gunson FHGSC061
Ways to Overcome Genealogy Brick Walls US Family Tree Magazine 067
Update on Red Cross Archives InformationDavid Palmer072
Brickwalls, Old Dog, New TricksShauna Hicks077

Vol 40 No 1 March 2017

Articles
Mathew Mahide – At last, a convict in the family!Therese Lynch004
Miners and MigrationRobyn Coghlan008
Family History ResearchDenise Burton011
'Taking the Cure' at Rotorua in 1880Jane Morrison012
My Family’s 175 year Association with the Canberra AreaJohn Clowry016
Baptisms and Burials in Iden, 1785Peter Snowdon023
The Benaud-Pratt FamilyJoan Pratt024
Convict Identikit MugshotsTherese Lynch026
Regular Articles
From the EditorRosemary McKenzie002
President's ReportNick Reddan003
Hot SitesCora Num028
Hot Sources No. 135Cora Num030
New Collection Items in BriefBarbara Moore032
From Our ContemporariesPeter Kennedy034
Society Education and Social ActivitiesDanny O’Neill037
Services for Members & Notice to Contributors 042

Vol 39 No 4 December 2016

Articles
A Place to Call HomeGina Tooke160
Captain Arthur HolmesJenny Holmes162
My Convict Ancestor - Charlotte FosterHelen Digan164
Captain Percy Hunt, Harry Morant and James McConnell Diana Heins167
Our Family History HolidayGillian Kendrigan170
Uncovering Your Tommies StoryM H Stutters174
A Son of ErinColin McJannett180
A Man for All SeasonsPaul Varsanyi184
Wiener Riesenrad - Ferris WheelJan Grant188
Forensic PortraitureRoss Andrews189
Regular Articles
President’s ReportNick Reddan159
From the EditorRosemary McKenzie158
Hot SitesCora Num196
Hot Sources No. 134Cora Num198
New Collection Items in BriefBarbara Moore200
From Our ContemporariesPeter Kennedy203
Society Education and Social ActivitiesDanny O’Neill206
Services for Members 210
Miscellany
South of England SIG 2017 ProgramDick Stevens192
Vale Cedric Francis Pratt 193
Vale Pamela Leslie Rothwell 193
Vale Eunice Marian Fletcher 194

Vol 39 No 3 September 2016

Articles
Mick Jagger and His Australian ConnectionFrances Corcoran110
The Great Manure TheftFrank M Mitchell112
From the Trenches of WW1 (Part 2)Malcolm Murray116
Little Grandma – From Orange to Bondi JunctionCathy Raper120
Exiled!Pam and Neil Body124
The Three Medical Gentlemen of BombalaEleanor Vardanega127
The Vicissitudes of Three Convict Lives (Part 2)Brendan O’Keefe130
Eight Generations of Separation Kevin McMahon133
Regular Articles
President’s Report Nick Reddan109
From the Editor Rosemary McKenzie108
Hot SitesCora Num140
Hot Sources No. 133Cora Num150
HAGSOC Library - New AcquisitionsBarbara Moore146
From Our Overseas ContemporariesPeter Kennedy & Pauline Bygraves142
Society Education and Social Activities
Services for Members 156
Miscellany
Vale Richard McCluskey 126
Vale Mollie Meadows 126

Vol 39 No 2 June 2016

Articles
George Peart and the Austral Wheel RaceAndrew Eliason056
Amazing AddressesJenny Smith058
A Sudden DeathBarbara Broad060
From the Trenches of WW1 (Part 1)Malcolm Murray062
Then Along Came TroveBarbara Moore066
Beyond the WW1 Service Record – Filling in the GapsMary H Stutters070
Four Weddings and an ExecutionRobyn Coghlan074
The Vicissitudes of Three Convict Lives (Part 1)Brendan O’Keefe078
A Soldier and his WatchWendy Benson082
Robert Wallbutton Probation Officer and DeaconElizabeth Smith085
Regular Articles
President’s ReportNick Reddan055
From the EditorRosemary McKenzie054
Hot SitesCora Num088
Hot Sources No. 132Cora Num092
HAGSOC Library - New AcquisitionsBarbara Moore094
From Our ContemporariesPeter Kennedy & Pauline Bygraves098
Society Education and Social ActivitiesDanny O’Neill101
Services for Members 106
Miscellany
100 ANZACS 097
Address, email & website changes and eJournals 73, 81
Library NewsPam Ray090
‘What would my grandfather think of the choices I’ve made?’Dr Christine Deane091

Vol 39 No 1 March 2016

Articles
How a DNA Test Solved a MysteryMarily Woodward004
The 1939 German “Minority Census”Raoul Middelmann007
Dictionary of Irish BiographyNick Reddan008
Dutch Nobility BooksJennifer Barnes011
100 Anzacs Part 4 012
On The MoneyPeter Procter019
Where’d You Find That?Tony FitzPatrick022
Book Review - Elizabeth JackPam Ray025
New Acquisitions at HAGSOCBarbara Moore029
Regular Articles
President’s ReportNick Reddan002
From the EditorRosemary McKenzie003
Hot SitesCora Num037
Hot Sources No. 131Cora Num038
From Our ContemporariesPeter Kennedy040
Society Education and Social ActivitiesDanny O’Neill046
Services for Members 052
Miscellany
Vale Gladys ClarkeDick Stevens026
Vale Rhoda CsucsyBarbara Moore027
Vale Betty IggoPam Ray028
Writing Your Story Your WayJennifer Barnes044
South of England SIG 2016 ProgramDick Stevens045