Australian Local and Family History Bloggers

Listed here are blogs by members of the Australian Local and Family History Bloggers Facebook group. We are a support group for independent bloggers of Australian history. We don’t allow blogs about business publicity or bloggers attached to libraries or historical societies as they all have different needs and support networks. Please support independent Aussie bloggers by paying them a visit. If you like what you see please leave a comment on the blogger’s page and subscribe to their feeds.

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Blog Blog URL
Family Matters http://familyarising.blogspot.com.au/
ACT Early Lithuanians in Australia http://earlylithuaniansinaustralia.blogspot.com.au/
ACT Lynne’s Family: Tasmania families – Gillam, Sheean, Lamprey & Coventry https://lynnesfamilies.wordpress.com/
ACT Twigs of Yore http://twigsofyore.blogspot.com.au/
Aus Cicadas, Bees and Barge Poles http://cicadasbeesandbargepoles.com/
Aus Conquest – an inside story https://conquestaninsidestory.wordpress.com/
Aus Family Fractals https://familyfractals.wordpress.com/
Aus Laney’s Past https://laneyspast.wordpress.com
Germany Becoming Prue http://becomingprue.blogspot.com.au/
Germany The Weiss Family of Mulhouse http://weissfamilymulhouse.blogspot.de/p/home.html
NSW A Steely Genes Journey: Illawarra, NSW https://asteelygenesjourney.wordpress.com/
NSW Auld Genealogy http://auldgenealogy.blogspot.com/
NSW Boddy Lines http://www.boddylines.com.au
NSW CurryAus surname study https://curryaus.wordpress.com/
NSW Evertree http://evertree.com.au/blog/
NSW Family Convictions – a Convict Ancestor http://www.familyconvictions.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Family Stories, Photographs and Memories http://familystoriesphotographsandmemories.blogspot.com.au/
NSW GeniAus http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Genies Down Under http://geniesdownunder.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Hawkesbury Heritage & Happenings http://hawkesburyheritage.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Heather Clarey and Family History http://heatherclarey.weebly.com/
NSW In the Footsteps of my Ancestors https://tstclairhoney.wordpress.com/
NSW Janelle’s Family Tree Addiction http://janellestree.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Jennyalogy http://jennyalogy.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Jennyalogy podcast http://jennyalogypodcast.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Lilian’s Tree http://www.researchbylily.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Linga Longa: Thirroul https://lingalongathirroul.wordpress.com/
NSW Links in a Chain http://linksinachain.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Nola Mackey: Nola’s notes on history https://nolamackey.wordpress.com/
NSW Pieces of Me http://michellefnichols.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Shadowland – Uncovering A Lost Village – Sherbrooke https://shadowlanduncoveringsherbrooke.wordpress.com/
NSW Sharn’s Genealogy Hints http://www.sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Sharn’s Genealogy Jottings http://sharn-genealogyjottings.blogspot.com/
NSW The Family of Jo Mottershead http://jomottershead.com/
NSW The Genealogy Bug http://genealogybugsherie.blogspot.com.au/
NSW The Other Half of my Family Tree : stories of my female ancestors http://womenfrommyfamilytree.blogspot.com.au/
NSW The Tree of Me http://genealogymatters2me.blogspot.com.au/
NSW Trevo’s Irish Famine Orphans: Earl Grey’s scheme https://earlgreysfamineorphans.wordpress.com/
NSW Wishing Linking Family History Blog http://wishful-linking-family-history.blogspot.com.au/
NT NJs Family History Research https://njsfamilyhistoryresearch.wordpress.com
NZ Cyrus John Williams 1862-1942 http://cyrusjohnrichardwilliams.weebly.com/
NZ War Memorials Wellington http://warmemorialswgtn.weebly.com/
Qld Ancestor envy http://ancestor-envy.blogspot.com.au/
Qld As They Were http://astheywere.blogspot.au/
Qld Boonah Branches http://www.boonahbranches.com/index.html
Qld Diary of an Australian Genealogist http://diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Earlier Years http://earlieryears.blogspot.com.au/
Qld East Clare Emigrants https://eastclareoz.wordpress.com/
Qld Family History across the Seas https://cassmob.wordpress.com/
Qld Family Tree Blossoms http://familytreeblossoms.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Family Tree Frog http://familytreefrog.blogspot.com.au/
Qld From Dorfprozelten, Bavaria to Australia https://dorfprozeltenaus.wordpress.com/
Qld From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard http://helenvsmithresearch.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Genealogically Speaking: The adventures of a young aspiring Australian genealogist sharing her journey on social media http://genealogically-speaking.blogspot.com.au/
Qld

German Family Matters

http://erickopittke.blogspot.com.au/
Qld In Search of Men & Women With Initiative – Solving Family Puzzles https://genielynau.wordpress.com
Qld Irish Graves – they who sleep in foreign lands http://irishgraves.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Leaves on my Family Tree https://leavesonmyfamilytree.wordpress.com/
Qld Library Currants- technology and its application in family history http://librarycurrants.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Life & Death in the Sunshine State: Boggo Rd Gaol, Brisbane http://boggoroad.blogspot.com.au/
Qld Living the Dream of a Family Historian http://maryboroughfamilies.blogspot.com.au/
Qld SHHE Genie Rambles http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/shhe-genie-rambles/
Qld That Moment in Time http://thatmomentintime-crissouli.blogspot.au/
Qld TravelGenee http://travelgenee.com/
Qld Trove Memorials: South Australian service men and women http://trovememorials.weebly.com/
Qld Various blogs re personal and Qld history http://www.judywebster.com.au/sites.html
SA GenieJen https://jengenie.wordpress.com/
SA GenXalogy http://genxalogy.blogspot.com/
SA History by Larzus https://historybylarzus.wordpress.com/
SA History from the Heart http://www.historyfromtheheart.com.au/heart-to-heart-blog
SA Kylie’s Genes Blog http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/
SA Lonetester HQ http://www.lonetester.com/
SA Memorabilia House http://www.memorabiliahouse.com/
SA Original Kin: My genealogy universe https://originalkin.wordpress.com/
Sweden Forgotten Tales https://holfiesfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/
Tas On the Convict Trail http://ontheconvicttrail.blogspot.com.au/
Vic
Vic A bit of this and a bit of that! Ballan, Victoria http://livinginballan.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Ancestor Chasing http://ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Anne’s Family History http://ayfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Axedale – Then and Now http://www.axedalethenandnow.com
Vic Backtracking http://boobookbacktracks.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Bound for Australia http://www.boundforoz.wordpress.com/
Vic Connecting the Family http://connectingthefamily.blogspot.com.au
Vic Conversations with Grandma: Genealogical Journeys in Wangaratta https://conversationswithgrandma.wordpress.com/
Vic

Dance Skeletons: Tracing our family history to Australia, one skeleton at a time

http://danceskeletons.blogspot.com/
Vic Ellis and Fisher Families http://ellisandfisherfamilies.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Exploring Family http://www.exploringfamily.com/
Vic Exploring Military History  

http://exploringmilitaryhistory.blogspot.com.au/

Vic Geelong and District: covering local and family history in the greater Barwon region http://geelonganddistrict.com/
Vic George Griffith’s NZ Gold Rush Adventure http://goldrushadventure.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Georgie’s Genealogy http://georgiesgenealogy.blogspot.com.au/
Vic I Just Love History http://justlovehistory.com/
Vic Infolass https://infolass.wordpress.com/
Vic Journeaux Jinny http://jfawcettblog.com/
Vic Lois Willis – Genealogy and Family History http://loiswillis.com/
Vic McCollier Heritage https://mccollierheritage.wordpress.com/
Vic My Ancestors’ Arrivals http://ancestorarrivals.com/blog-2/
Vic My Family Hunt http://myfamilyhunt.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Pastlinks http://pastlinks.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Patsy’s Paddocks http://www.patsyspaddocks.com/
Vic Pear Tree Cottage http://xmastree2.blogspot.com/
Vic Sandra’s Ancestral Research Journal http://ancestralresearchjournal.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Strong Foundations http://shazlex.blogspot.com.au/
Vic The Empire Called and I Answered: Soldiers of WWI from Essendon and Flemington http://empirecall.blogspot.com.au/
Vic The Resident Judge of Port Phillip https://residentjudge.wordpress.com
Vic The Scots at Springdallah http://www.scotsofaus.org.au/2014/11/30/the-scots-at-springdallah/
Vic Time travellers in Essendon, Flemington & the Keilor plains http://essendontimetravellers.blogspot.com.au/
Vic Tracking Down The Family https://jonesfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/
Vic Western District Families http://westerndistrictfamilies.com/
Vic Wirreandah Wandering http://turnerstreettopics.blogspot.com.au/
WA Finding Family : one woman’s obsession with family history https://ancestrysearch.wordpress.com/
WA Outback Family History: Western Australia goldfields http://www.outbackfamilyhistoryblog.com/

 

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4 Responses to Australian Local and Family History Bloggers

  1. tasteach says:

    G’day all,
    I am a new Aussie family history blogger as well. Have been researching for about 40 years but only started blogging my research last year. http://suewyatt.edublogs.org/ Most of my ancestors came from England, one from Ireland and one from Samoa. The majority have stayed in Tasmania since they arrived as convicts or free settlers.

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  2. Margaret Kirby says:

    Hello, I am also new to this site as well. I haven’t yet started a blog but I probably will as I am just starting to build a web-site. I have been researching family history for about twenty years on the back of my parents research conducted for many years without computers or any of our new fangled contraptions.

    I have a passion for history and my adventures into my own family history have led me on some fabulous routes! My lot came from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Germany (Prussia). They all came to Victoria before 1864. All of them were involved with the gold rush.

    I have pursued them all down some very interesting rabbit holes. they have taught me about the industrial revolution, the potato famine, Christian and religious history, the clearances, the world wars, silver mining in the Hartz mountains, gold mining in all the major Victorian gold fields, convicts and the justice system in the late 18th and 19th centuries, the theatrical performing routes throughout asia in the nineteenth century, circus and theatrical history in Australia and the United states, the American Civil War and racism and black face minstrels, the Boer war, Australian folk music, the Great Depression, Marvellous Melbourne and the proliferation of brothels in Melbourne CBD in the 1850s and 60s.

    So just like everyone else really!

    I have been very lucky to be asked to research friends trees and they have taught me a lot about Jewish history, the pogroms and the pale, Jewish communities in 19th century London, first fleet convicts and the settlement of Norfolk Island by whiteys. I have hung out a fair bit with the Tasmanian pioneers,especially those who have hidden their convict roots and done a small historical visit to Insane Asylums and considered how nearly everyone I know today would fit their criteria one way or another!

    I was very glad to find this site and I should not be astonished at the enormous number of passionate bloggers in family history all over the country.

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