Recent Additions

Click on titles below for more details on each.
Some of the Genealogy titles below are ‘special order’ titles.


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The Courtneys: A Victorian Military Family – R. Austin – $59.00
The saga of the Courtney’s commences in Ireland, and moves to Australia during the gold rush where the family soon became heavily involved in the local volunteer movement at Castlemaine. Military service became a tradition carried through four generations, embracing not only the Great War and Gallipoli where two brothers served as officers, but also the 19139-45 War with one family member serving as a doctor in the RAN and the other as a doctor in the British Army, landing with the paras in Arnhem, where he was captured by the Germans.

In the Name of the Law: William Willshire and the Policing of the Australian Frontier – A. Nettlebeck & R. Foster – $29.95
During his time in the Territory, Willshire wrote of his experiences in several extraordinary memoirs. In these he represents himself as an explorer in the service of his country, as an anthoropologist gathering knowledge about Aboriginal Australia, and as an exemplary Australian bushman, at a time when the bushman legend was in its gensis and the nation was yet to be. Most of all, he appears as the representative of the law, working to make the country safe for the ‘brave pioneers who push out the frontier’. After his murder trial in 1891, he becomes its martyr.

They Came Direct: Immigration Vessels to Queensland: Prince Consort 1862 – E. Johnson – $16.50
Contains all known information on this voyage (departed Liverpool 29 July 1862, departed Queenstown 2 August 1862, arrived Brisbane 3 November 1862). Details come from official, newspaper and other sources. Also includes b&w photos, and a map.

Round the Compass in Australia – DATA CD – $27.50
Consisting largely of articles appearing first in journals and then published in 1892 as a complete work, Gilbert Parker gives a glimpse of life and social conditions at the time in Australia.

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New South Wales Post Office Directory 1936 (Wise) – DATA CD – $39.50
A huge volume of almost 1,600 pages, the 1936 Wise’s New South Wales Post Office Directory is divided into several main sections …

Early Days in North Queensland – DATA CD – $23.50
Published posthumously in 1903, this book by Edward Palmer gives an overview of the history of northern Queensland. He came to the colony in 1857, two years before separation and remained there till his death in 1899.

Radio Call 1952 – DATA CD – $19.50
Radio Call, described as “South Australia’s Only Broadcasting Newspaper”, commenced during 1937. It covers news from the Adelaide Studios and a host of other topics including all things musical, theatrical, the week’s radio programs, and lots of other news from Australia and overseas.

Melbourne Directory 1906 (Sands and McDougall) – DATA CD – $47.50
The Sands and McDougall directories are amongst the most comprehensive. You can find out more details about places in which people lived, the other residents in the area, and the services available in the region … all of which help to paint a picture of your ancestors’ life.


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History of the Diocese of Worcester – DATA CD – $24.00
First published in 1883 and republished here on fully-searchable CD-ROM is the first edition of the Diocesan History of Worcester. Containing some 383 printed pages the History of the Diocese of Worcester was written by the Rev. I. Gregory Smith, then Vicar of Great Malvern and the Rev. Phipps Onslow and published in London by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

London 1912 Kelly’s Post Office Directory – DATA CD – $34.50
Kelly’s Post Office Directories contain both the Street Index, which lists streets alphabetically with residents’ names; and the Court Directory, which includes an alphabetical list of people by name with the street included, and so can be used with name or address information as a starting point.

The Parish of Eastham, Cheshire – DATA CD – $20.00
This is a history of Cheshire’s parish of Eastham which also includes a list of Officers and Men from Eastham who fell in the 1914-1918 war and names from the Electoral Roll 1920. With Notices of the Restoration of the Church by the Rev. H. J. Storrs, B.A., Vicar, 1871-1880.

Durham Parish Registers: Ebchester 1619-1812 – DATA CD – $20.00
Transcripts of the records from the Ebchester parish in Durham between the years 1619 and 1812. Complete with indexes of places and names.

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Lancashire Parish Reigsters: Liverpool 1660-1704 – DATA CD – $30.00
Transcriptions of the Earliest Registers of the Parish of Liverpool (St. Nicholas’s Church) Christenings, Marriages and Burials 1660 to 1704. With some of the earlier Bishop’s Transcripts commencing in 1604. Also includes an appendix being a Report on Ecclesiastical Records in the Diocese of Liverpool.

Rutland Parish Registers: North Luffenham 1565-1832 – DATA CD – $25.00
Transcripts of the parish registers for the parish of North Luffenham, in Rutland. This CD covers Baptisms 1572-1812, Marriages 1565-1832 and Burials 1565-1812. It is complete with indexes of places and names.

Yorkshire Parish Registers: Calverley 1681-1720 Vol. III – DATA CD – $25.00
Transcripts of the registers of the parish church of Calverley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Covers baptisms, marriages and burials from 1681 to 1720, with useful additional notes. These notes include – some inscriptions on tombstones in Calverley churchyard; inhabitants of Idle; notes from wills proved at York; Calverley wills; notes from Deeds; Inhabitants of Pudsey; part of the Pudsey Nonconformist Register; vicars of Calverley.

A Catalogue of the Ancient Charters belonging to the Burgesses of the Town and Parish of Sheffield, Yorkshire – DATA CD – $25.00
An essential reference for family historians with Sheffield and district ancestors, this book contains transcripts in English of Sheffield Charters and Wills covering the period 1297-1554. Many names are mentioned, and it even includes deduced family trees. Complete with a useful index, this book was compiled by T. Walter Hall, and originally published in 1913.


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Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors – B. Smith – $32.50 NEW EDITION
This book sets out the records available to the family history researcher, detailing each source, its location and reference.

The Birth of Ulster – DATA CD – $29.50
Written by Cyril Falls this is a detailed account of the colonization of the northern province of Ireland, beginning with the attempts by Elizabeth I to calm the region, the rebellion of the tenants, and finally, the eviction of natives and the introduction of Protestants from England and Scotland, and therefore, the creation of the Plantation. It is an account of both the problems that precipitated the settlements and of the settlements themselves.


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**Pre-order now – first stock expected November 2010**

Family Tree Maker 2011 Deluxe Australia and New Zealand Edition – Software – $59.95
Family Tree Maker 2011 provides users with the tools they need to build their family tree, record their memories, as well as organise their family photos, stories, videos and audio clips in a way that will help them easily capture and share the story of their ancestors.


  • – Family Tree Maker 2011 CD
  • – Printed ‘Quick Start’ Guide
  • – Interactive Training Tutorial (DVD-ROM)
  • – Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2011 (on the CD)
  • – Exclusive Offer for ‘Your Family History’ Magazine
  • – 3 Months Subscription to (UK Heritage subscription)

Family Tree Maker 2011 Platinum Australia and New Zealand Edition – Software – $99.95

  • – Family Tree Maker 2011 (CD)
  • – Printed ‘Quick Start’ Guide
  • – Interactive Training Tutorial (DVD-ROM)
  • – Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2011 (on the program CD)
  • – Pallots Marriage Index 1780-1837 (CD)
  • – Pallots Baptism Index 1780-1837 (CD)
  • – New South Wales, Assisted & Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 (DVD-ROM)
  • – Exclusive Offer for ‘Your Family History’ Magazine
  • – 6 Months Subscription to (UK Heritage Plus subscription)

Family Tree Maker 2011 Upgrade Australia and New Zealand Edition – Software – $39.95
See description on website for eligible upgrades.

  • – Family Tree Maker 2011 (CD)
  • – Quick Start Guide (on the CD)
  • – Interactive Training Tutorial (DVD-ROM)
  • – Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2011 (on the CD)
  • – 1 Month Subscription to (UK Heritage subscription)