Issue 3 of Australia’s newest genealogy and history magazine, “Traces” is out now, and as with the previous issues it is packed with 64 pages of high quality history and genealogy-related articles.

It starts off with Heritage news followed by a round-up of the latest records online. There’s a “Then and Now” article on the Queensland’s Windmill Tower.

You’ll read about how the 9000 or so convict women who lived in Australia’s female factories are being recognised in Australian history. Ian Evans tells of the search for an Australian witch bottle. The story of Sym Choon family is told. Having started as humble vegetable peddlers, they became one of Adelaide’s well-known society families.

Australia’s ‘forgotten’ whalers are not forgotten, and their story is told here. And the discovery of 10 of theatre company JC Williamson Ltd (JCW) scene books has been the focus of a new digitisation project for Theatre Heritage Australia (THA)

Dr Mike Epworth writes to story of the Convict Bed, which details information of convict life, and possibly the earliest uniquely Australian furniture. The Irish family girls is the topic of another article, and Sarah Trevor tells the story of two soldiers and the reunion of them who as young men had been on opposing sides of the conflict: one an Aussie soldier, the other a Japanese prisoner of war.

Sandy Guy tells of her visit to Ireland, the land of her ancestors, and discovering the web of lies woven by her grandmother 100 years ago. There’s an article on uncovering ancestral truths, and we explore outdated names for  common causes of death in the 19th century, and learn how to research Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history.

The add to the variety of articles that Traces gives readers, there’s an article of Youth gangs in postwar Melbourne, followed by information on Victorian slang, and how to bring your negatives and slides to life, and preserve them.

So all up it’s another 64 pages of great reading!

“Launched in December 2017, Traces is the only quarterly printed magazine dedicated to providing its readers with insight into the latest historical research, news, events and heritage projects taking place around Australia. The expert voices of historians, researchers, heritage professionals, genealogists and journalists uncover the fascinating characters and stories of our past.”

If you love Australian history and/or genealogy, do yourself a favour and grab a copy of Traces.

You can subscribe through iSubscribe, or buy individual issues from Traces magazine themselves, or check with your local newsagent. You can find details of Australian stockists

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