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The Family History Book

How to trace your ancestors in Australia

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Do you wonder if that family legend your grandparents told was true? Or have you never known much about your family and would like to find out more?

The Family History Book takes you through the first steps of researching and building a family tree, finding records of births, deaths and marriages, looking up newspaper archives and probate records, researching immigration and shipping, searching for convict ancestors, looking up military files, as well as discovering your story through DNA testing. Whether you’re just beginning or have already made a start, this book guides you through all the places you can learn about genealogy in Australia.

Filled with tools, tips and tricks, Cassie and Shaun Gilmartin share everything you need to unlock the story of your past.

'A very accessible guide on how to get started – and keep going – with your family history.’ – Brad Argent, Ancestry

‘Extraordinarily helpful. Cassie and Shaun are lively and reliable guides.’ – Peter Stanley, Australian historian

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