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Genealogical Research & Coaching

DNA match email management


For those venturing into the fascinating world of DNA testing for family history, be prepared for the occasional influx of emails from prospective relatives.  Autosomal DNA tests such as Family Tree DNA's Family Finder test have the potential to find hundreds of matches, initiating many new contacts via email.

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Free access to Australian records at MyHeritage

MyHeritage Australian Searches

To celebrate National Family History Month, MyHeritage family history website is offering free access to Australian historical records from August 15th to 22nd - that's from today until next Friday, so get into detective mode for the weekend and the week ahead and start exploring!

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Do you recognise 'Pietro'?

The mystery Pietro in 1942

Pietro never knew he had a daughter.  Since her mother passed away, his daughter is now looking for him, even though he would be aged in his late 90s if he was still alive.  Pietro was in Naples in 1942/43, where he met his daughter’s mother, who loved him very much.

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Testing your DNA - No Blood Required!

DNA test kit

Have you ordered your first DNA test kit and are wondering what it will look like and how you will use it? Or are you considering doing a DNA test to help with your family research and want to learn more before you order - what's in the kit and how you physically take the test?  Read on...

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How to order a Family Tree DNA test

DNA test kit envelope

So, you've decided to test your DNA or that of another family member?  Not sure how?  Well, once you've decided who to test and selected the appropriate kit type, ordering the test kit is quick and easy.  Just follow these simple steps and your Family Tree DNA test kit will be ordered and on its way!

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Rev up your research with DNA!


Could your family history research use a bit of a rev-up?  A DNA test will spice things up a bit and get you following up some of those long-unfinished cousins' lines!  Do you have a family mystery or brickwall to solve, or want to track down missing relatives?  Or are you simply curious as to what all the excitement is about and want to see what your DNA reveals?

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Australian state-based genealogy resources

Qld criminal records

Australia’s state-based online information resources can provide vital records to help you grow your family tree or relocate living relatives.  If you are just starting your family history research, read about Australia's free national resources first, to locate records of any interactions your family may have had with the government - such as immigration, military service, naturalisation, and patent applications.  Also look for news or family announcements published in newspapers.

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