Winter is has arrived, which makes for a good time to sit in front of the heater (or fire) with a hot drink and the read the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

In this June issue we are introduced to Mary (nee Paterson) Daniel (formerly Wall),  who arrived in Sydney on 1839.  Gilliam Kendrigan tells use of her “Cane” conundrum, and Sandra King tell us of her Irish great-great-grandma Mary Ann Lally.

Grahame Thom writes about ‘What are the Wardles?’, and Peter Clarke asks if anyone can help with Joseph Blackburn 1799-1849 of Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

In the ‘Can You Help?’ photos section a lady from the Redland Genealogy Society shares a few photographs that someone has shared with them from a collection in a bid to find the rightful owner. The name on the back of one photo is Arthur G Fisk, and another with 7 ladies in a portrait, most with the surnames of McLean or Fisk (possibly a photo of Isabella McLean 1832-1905, and her daughters).

Nigel John asks the question what happened to James Dearing? and Marie Donaldson tells us about Ellison Quirk a prominent figure in the Manly area, and Shauna Hicks’ Looking for Mining Ancestors continues with Part 7. The Guest Society for the June issue is the Clan MacThomas Society (Australian Branch).

There is now an Internet News section, which highlights some of the latest releases online, while the Computers and Genealogy section highlights a number of websites. A few of these in this issue are England Jurisdictions 1851, IGI Batch Numbers, New Zealand Cemeteries, New Zealand Memorials Register, RootsChat, the Victorian Mining Accident Index, and the British Education System.

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
– What’s on this month

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. Subscriptions and back issue can also be purchased directly through AFTC.