Friday, 9 September 2011

Family Tree

Mundia is a branch of that allows you to create a family tree that automatically provides links with other trees that share your details.

You can type in your tree yourself or you can import your gedcom tree. You can contact other people who share the same ancestors and you can search the database for names.

The usual cautions apply.

Names and dates may differ from tree to tree.
The same mistakes can get copied from one tree to the next.
Any new information or connections should be added to your own tree with care.
Anyone still living should be treated as a 'private' connection until you have their permission to go public.

The help function is not very useful so far and saving photos to individual profiles is exhausting! 
But overall, my experience on Mundia has been absorbing and rather obsessive! I've found a distant cousin on a branch that was very light on and another distant cousin had posted some great photos of headstones and churches for our ancestors.

You can also download an app for your iphone. This has been great when travelling. You can show family members and compare notes. And when you find yourself wandering around yet another cemetery, you have all the names, dates and places at your fingertips!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


For anyone with an ANZAC on their family tree, this site is fabulous.

It was put together by Bryn Dolan & John Meyers. It is a work in progress, but with over 20 years of research and hard labour behind them, the information collected and presented is extensive and impressive.
 Here you will find an alphabetised list of all the epitaphs on the Gallipoli Peninsula, maps, photographs, detailed information on all the officers who died at Gallipoli, definitions and commentary.

It is easy to navigate, although some of the pages can be slow to load if you have an older computer.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Picture Australia

  • Search great cultural institutions for Australian images.
  • See pictures of Australia’s past and present including: photographs, objects, maps and works of art.
  • Request print quality copies.
Picture Australia: National Library of Australia

Shake Your Family Tree

Shake Your Family Tree, the National Archives’ family history day, is back again.

This is the fourth year of the highly successful open day. Each National Archives capital city office is presenting a range of fascinating activities including free seminars, workshops, demonstrations and guided tours, all relating to finding your family history.

Shake Your Family Tree

Date & Time
Friday 25 February 2011
All National Archives capital city offices