The January 2011 issue of the ‘Australian Family Tree Connections‘ magazine is out now, and as usual, contains an interesting mix of articles.

Read about Australia as it was in April 1853, and Mining in Australia (part 2 in a series written by Shauna Hicks).

You will find out about Hannibal Tommerup’s journey from Amsterdam to Australia, and can you help a reader with information on her great uncle Walter John Cameron, who was born 1893 in Carlton, Victoria? Or another whose ancestor Stanley John Bancroft, was born as Stanley John Ryan?

Are you a descendant of Frederick Thomas Byrne? If so, would you be interested in participating in a DNA test that the Australian Army is conducting in thier effort to identify more soldiers from Fromelles? You can read more about this, and find the contact details in this article.

Are you related to Willian Crosbie? Does the date 4 March 1881 mean anything to you? A reader has an old heirloom pocket watch, and would like to see it returnes to its family.

Convicts are always a fascinating subject to research and read about. In this issue Adrian Roberts shares the story of one of his convict ancestors with us.

When did you last have a look at FamilySearch? Read about why this important website will be worthwhile revisiting if you haven’t recently.

Find links to a number of useful websites, ias well as nformation on recent publications. Read the surname register to see if anyone is researching the same person and yourself. And scan the classified ads and events to see if there is anything of interest there.

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