In this issue Lorna Spackman tells us about Francis Szarka: Furrier, from Retz in Hungary; Kaye Bowden talks about Alexander McLean and Isabella Robb, and answers the questions where did they come from, how and when did they arrive in Australia, and why did they move so much?; Thomas Sutcliffe Mort was an entrepreneur, philanthoropist and visionary; while Jennifer L. Green introduces us to Gottfried Wilhelm and Anna Dorothea Schenscher. Kathy Pritchard informs on on her husband’s grandfather James Munro Matheson.
In the Can You Help? section, can you help identify those in a photograph of the Coonamble Wagon Wheelers; or help John Beaton with research on Joseph Douglas(s). Kevin tells us how he was wanting a time machine to help understand the reasons of past events while researching Anne Hanna (Campbell) Forssberg, and Garry Hughes says that his great grandfather George Hughes is still proving to be elusive; and Patricia is looking to get in contact with anyone who knows of the sailing ship GMS Gera, in relation to helping for her greandather George Beck’s arrival in Australia.
The Cape Banks Family History Society feature as the Guest Society for this issue. You’ll get a brief background history of the group, togehter with their hours, resources, membership and meetings, publications and various services.
The Computers and Genealogy section has a heap of websites, such as Find & Connect Australia, the latest news from Trove News, make use of the newly released free guide to researching your London Ancestors on FamilySearch, FreeCen, Historical Directories and GenDocs (which contains a Vicotrian London A-Z Stret Index) all get a mention. And discover more mailing list son RootsWeb and RootsChat.
These are combined with all the regular features such as:
- Area research
- Family histories
- Family reunions
- For Sale
- Genealogy services
- Missing ancestors
- Missing relatives (living)
- Odds and ends
- One-Name studies
- Where to go
- Genealogy news
- Letters to the editor
- New resources (new publications)
- Surname register
- What’s on this month (events)
Issued monthly this magazine is on sale at newsagents, and family history societies around Australia (price Aus $6.95, and price NZ $7.95). New Zealand and overseas readers can buy this month’s magazine directly from Australian Family Tree Connections. Subscriptions and back issue can also be purchased directly through AFTC.