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Kerry Farmer

A family history can be so much more interesting than lists of names and dates. Finding their stories helps us understand and empathise with our ancestors' struggles and achievements.

Use the drop-down menus or the search field above to find the various free genealogy resources on this site, including information resources and the lists of useful links prepared for courses I teach. Check out the main family names that I am researching. See what I've been writing in my blog.

If you need a professional genealogist, I can help you find not only the marriages and children of your ancestors, but also the various background information that provide insights into their lives. Contact directly for more information about our family history research service.

Arrivals in Australia from 1788

NEW BOOK: Arrivals in Australia from 1788

Understanding categories of arrivals and the immigration schemes in place, plus where documents are held, will give you confidence that you have looked in all the right places. Click here for further details of the eBook or here for a printed copy.

DNA for Genealogists
UPDATED BOOK: DNA for Genealogists (4th edition)

Learn how genealogists can use DNA testing to enrich their family history research. This book explains DNA in simple terms and discusses the various tests available. Click here for further details of the eBook or here for a printed copy.

Kiva - Genealogists for families


Through Kiva we make $25 loans that enable borrowers without access to traditional banks to help raise themselves out of poverty. Click here for further details.