AFTC Magazine - Oct 2013The arrival of the latest Australian Family Tree Connections magazine in our letterbox reminds us that October is only days away, and that yes, the year does speed up as it goes along.

As usual the magazine contains a whole bunch of articles, a number of Can You Help? queries, and the New on the Net section which has a heap of websites for you to discover, together with news and events, all packed into 62 pages.

The special features in this issue include: an article on Visiting the Frawley-Roney relatives, dead and alive;  the brothers Owen; the unveiling of the Heritage Wall at Yongala celebrating the pioneering families in the district. Jen Green writes an article about the “Early settlers in my family” which are largely from Prussia and Cornwall; we learn about Henry Richey’s rellies; and Ian tells about the Unsure Life of David Jones 1875-1967; while Robyn writes about Josiah and Catherine Pengilly (nee Arthur) who were early South Australian settlers from Cornwall.

In the Can You Help? section Jeff asks a question about Jeffrey Gent (who was later Hill); and Tom is hoping someone can help identify which newspaper a treasured photo of a newspaper article came from which features his family; while Gary asks if you have any connection to Nathaniel Ellis and Susanna Andrew?. Elma is hoping someone can identify is the photo she has found in her family’s collection is that of John and Mary Clarke (nee Burns/Byrnes) and their family?; and Peter is hoping to get in touch with relatives of William Arthur Goodwing (or Goodwin, Gooding or Goodall). Robyn writes about her great aunt Winnie Louise Goldsmith (nee Johnson), and hopes someone might have a few more clues to her later life.

The New on the Net section has a heap of websites for you to discover, such as: the new WWI Soldiers’ wills that are online at, the brand new One-Place Studies website, Australia’s Community Heritage website, the State Library of Queensland’s Pitch In! volunteer program, the New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies, Historic Graves, Burke’s Peerage and a bunch more.

These are combined with all the regular features such as:

– 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
– Resources (new publications)
– Surname register
– What’s on this month (events)

Issued monthly this magazine is on sale at newsagents, and family history societies around Australia (price Aus $7.95, and price NZ $8.95). New Zealand and overseas readers can buy this month’s magazine directly from Australian Family Tree Connections. Subscriptions and back issues can also be purchased directly through AFTC.