With the arrival of the February issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, 2011 is reminding us that the year is already flying by.

With Christmas and new year holidays over, and the kids are now back to school, sit down with a cup of coffee and the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

This one contains an article on Henry Lever, Waikato (NZ) Militiaman, we discover John Edwards who was a miner from Cornwall, and Alan Tunnicliffe shares a story about his grandfather Johan Charles Tunnicliffe, or should that be McKenzie?and see if you agree with the “Family Trees are easy … aren’t they? Not my Ryan family!”

Do you know anything about the Sullivan family who arrived in Tasmania in 1855 on the ‘Conway’? Are you a descendant of Noel and Hilda Pickering, if so someone is looking for you, and you may just be able to help out with naming people in various photographs.

You will read about the story behind Philip Marston’s Family Tragedy, and how he found what he did, and about the Hansen family.

The Getting Started section has Part 3 of the series Looking for Mining Ancestors. The Inverell District Family History Group features as the guest society in this issue, and websites listed in the Computers and Genealogy section include Jewish websites, the Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills, mailing lists, Australian and overseas sites.

These are combined with all the regular features such as:

– Can you help?
– Area research
– Family histories
– Family reunions
– For Sale
– Genealogy services
– Missing ancestors
– Missing relatives (living)
– Odds and ends
– One-Name studies
– Wanted
– Where to go
– Genealogy news
– Letters to the editor
– New resources
– Surname register

Issued monthly this magazine is on sale at newsagents, and family history societies around Australia (price Aus $6.95, and price NZ $7.45). New Zealand and overseas readers can buy this month’s magazine directly from Australian Family Tree Connections. Subcriptions and back issue can also be purchased directly through AFTC.