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Genealogy Mini-Guides

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The mini-guide, a PDF document, will be emailed (usually within 48 hrs if you pay by EFT or PayPal). A separate email will tell you that it has been sent. It is your responsibility to watch for those emails to arrive in your Inbox *or* in folders marked Trash, Spam, Junk, Promotions, Updates etc.

Titles available now (see details below)

  • Researching Illegitimate Children

  • Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients

Future topics if there is sufficient demand (send expressions of interest to (Email address shown as image)):

  • Researching the 'black sheep' of the family
  • How to find ancestors who moved or vanished
  • Hospital and asylum records: what they reveal about patients' relatives
  • Using Court records for family history
  • How to find other people who are researching your family
  • Look Beyond the Border! Archival records with data for interstate and overseas folk
  • Using indexes: tips and traps
  • Queensland genealogy: basic sources
  • Queensland genealogy: sources for advanced research
  • My source-based filing system for paper and digital records

Researching Illegitimate Children

  • Describes about 20 sources, indexes and techniques that may reveal the name of the father of an illegitimate child.
  • Gives advice that applies to many areas, plus specific tips for Queensland.
  • Lists 'recommended reading' (books and Web sites).
  • Reveals some of my research tips and 'tricks of the trade'.
  • 3 pages (1,500 words).  Price: $3 (use the PayPal button below, or pay by other methods).

Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients

  • Describes the three (3) main series of mental asylum records held at Queensland State Archives, plus more than a dozen other sources (at the Archives and elsewhere) that may give information about patients.
  • Explains how you can personally apply for access to some records that are not open to the public.
  • Explains how and why you should appeal if you have been refused access to the case book for a patient who died or was discharged more than 100 years ago.
  • Lists 'recommended reading' (books and Web sites).
  • Reveals some of my research tips and 'tricks of the trade'.
  • New version (May 2015) includes some tips and links re interstate and overseas asylums.
  • 4 pages (2,650 words; updated & expanded May 2015).  Price: $3 (use the PayPal button below, or pay by other methods).


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