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Facial composition brings convict ancestor to life

William Bartlett

Family Reunion

Earlier this month I attended the 19th annual Bartlett Family Reunion in outer-suburban Melbourne.  It is a lively gathering of descendants of my Tasmanian convict ancestor William Bartlett.

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Genetic Genealogy Resources & Links

Once you start taking an interest in DNA testing for family history purposes, you will naturally want to find out more about how everything works - the test types, who to test, choice of testing companies, understanding results, taking it further, support groups, online forums, advanced tools, projects, etc.

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Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy

chromosome browser

Buzzes of excitement have become apparent in family history societies across the country over the last year, as more and more genealogists are starting to use DNA testing as an additional family history research tool. 

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Current Sales & Discount Offers

Occasionally there are sales or discount voucher codes available for the purchase of DNA tests for genealogy.  I will publish this page whenever I'm aware of good deals to share!

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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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