Somehow the year has managed to sneak along to March already (although no-one knows how!!) Anyway a new month also brings us the a new issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, so that’s means some good reading over a cup of tea or coffee.

You will find stories in this issue about the Edwards family in Australia; and can you play claim to a bushranger? Shane Wright’s family can, and he tells us about it; Adrian Roberts tries to sort out how the surname Lovett even came to be in his family; and in her 80s, Pat Larson reflects on just how much information she has acquired over the 30 years she’s been researching. And now with her new computer, wonders just how many more reli’s she’ll find!. Can you help name the students in a class photo from Wilton Public School in New South Wales taken in the 1920s?; and Marie Donaldson writes about the perils of relying on certificate data.

Susanne Nolan writes about placing her Irish Convict back on her family tree; and find out how a death in a well spkaed someone’s genealogy passion. You’ll read about the Dorahy family who emigrated from County Tyrone, Irland to Greenale, New South Wales; and can you help with information about Austin O’Loughlin … blacksmith or miner?

Looking for Mining Ancestors contines with Part 4, and the Manning Wallamba Family History Society features as the guest society in this issue. The some of the websites mentioned int his inssue include Cyndis List, RootsWeb mailing lists, for South African genealogy, and which generates a whole bibliography or source list. Others highlighted related to Canadian and Lincolnshire genealogy, New Zealand gravestones,  Newspapers online, and the Royal Westminster Regiment.

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.