Sunday, September 2, 2012

Australian Family Tree Connections

September 2012 Issue of Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

Lorna Spackman tells us about Francis Szarka: Furrier, from Retz in Hungary; Kaye Bowden talks about Alexander McLean and Isabella Robb, and answers the questions where did they come from, how and when did they arrive in Australia, and why did they move so much?; Thomas Sutcliffe Mort was an entrepreneur, philanthoropist and visionary; while Jennifer L. Green introduces us to Gottfried Wilhelm and Anna Dorothea Schenscher. Kathy Pritchard informs on on her husband’s grandfather James Munro Matheson.

In the Can You Help? section, can you help identify those in a photograph of the Coonamble Wagon Wheelers; or help John Beaton with research on Joseph Douglas(s). Kevin tells us how he was wanting a time machine to help understand the reasons of past events while researching Anne Hanna (Campbell) Forssberg, and Garry Hughes says that his great grandfather George Hughes is still proving to be elusive; and Patricia is looking to get in contact with anyone who knows of the sailing ship GMS Gera, in relation to helping for her greandather George Beck’s arrival in Australia.

The Cape Banks Family History Society feature as the Guest Society for this issue. You’ll get a brief background history of the group, togehter with their hours, resources, membership and meetings, publications and various services.

The Computers and Genealogy section has a heap of websites, such as Find & Connect Australia, the latest news from Trove News, make use of the newly released free guide to researching your London Ancestors on FamilySearch, FreeCen, Historical Directories and GenDocs (which contains a Vicotrian London A-Z Stret Index) all get a mention. And discover more mailing list son RootsWeb and RootsChat.