Bring your history to life

I'm a family history sleuth

I am passionate about the past and have discovered my roots.  I would love to help you find yours and solve your historical puzzles.  I can assure you that tracing your ancestors will be a fascinating personal journey, and l would relish the opportunity of being a part of that journey.  I provide a professional family history research service to bring your ancestors back to life.

If you are intrigued about your ancestry but have never started the search, my services are available for hire.  Alternatively, if you have been a family history researcher for years but need a little help to find an elusive ancestor, set me a challenge. I am a thorough, meticulous and reliable family history researcher.

Genealogy is the study of the past members of a family, with your pedigree being a single direct line backward from yourself.  Family History is the means of bringing genealogy alive.  Family History develops this list of names to discover when, where and how your ancestors lived, worked and travelled and to reveal the triumphs and tragedies that occurred.  As a historian, l will then place the events within your ancestor’s story into the context of the social, economic and historical world in which they lived.

Each individual is a product of their ancestry.  Living in Australia, we descend from ancestors whose actions and decisions have determined where we are today.  The upheaval and challenges faced by our ancestors deserve acknowledgement, and family history is vitally important to keep their memory alive.

The Adelaide Mine became the scene of the only notable mining tragedy in the Daylesford district. Robert H Robinson and Henry A Thompson were killed. John Hogan, my grandfather, was pivotal in recovering their bodies. Robinson is the centre figure at the windlass; John Hogan is on the right.

Mother's Day Sale - Sunday 12 May 2019

Are you looking for an unusual and exciting gift for your mother this year? For a unique and personal Mother’s Day present why not give your mum the gift of her history? 

The innate desire to know more about who we are and where we came from is as old as time itself, making research into family history a wonderfully unique and timeless gift to be cherished not only by your mother, but for all of her descendants.

I am offering a massive 25% discount on two Family History Research Projects to the first client who commits to each project.

In a Single Line Research Project l will trace the lineage of one of your mother’s parents. One lucky client will be presented with my research for just $1875. The full price of this package is $2500.

In a Maternal Research Project l will trace the full lineage of your mother – i.e. both of her parents. One lucky client will be presented with my research for just $3000. The full price of this package is $4000.

I will collaborate the research into a personalised family history story intertwining local historical data with stories and events from your mother’s lineage.  This in-depth narrative report will be presented to your mother in a keepsake binder. Pedigree charts, documents and citations will also be compiled in the presentation folder. 

These packages are ideal for someone who wants to learn about her family history but isn’t able to undertake the research herself.

Between now and Mother’s Day l am also offering a 15% discount to one client each month on maternal Brick Wall Research – minimum research of five hours. The usual price of $200 will be reduced to the sale price of $170. This offer is ideal for someone who needs an expert to continue researching earlier generations of her family or to assist with tracing an elusive ancestor.

Tricia’s Tracings will do the research for your cherished mother. Contact me soon to ensure timely delivery prior to Mother’s Day.

Terms and conditions apply.

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone can write, but not everyone is a writer. What makes the difference is the keen eye for detail and beauty.  

Tracing your family history is a legacy for your children.

A Family Tree is also a unique present for your parent’s birthday, Christmas and / or wedding anniversary.  Let me help you produce the gift of a lifetime.

Family History Detective: Tricia’s Tracings

0428 863798

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

ABN 95 349 836 438

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