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Armistice Centenary
Military Research 20% Discount

This month we celebrate the centenary anniversary of World War One armistice, signifying the end of fighting on land, sea and air. The Armistice of Compiègne, came into force at 11am Paris time on 11 November 1918. 

My 2nd great uncle Gerald Downing enlisted under the alias of John James. He died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Messines on 9 June 1917. In memory of all who fought, and in particular recognition of Gerald, l will be offering a 20% discount on all military research during the month of November. 


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.

If you are intrigued about your ancestry but have never started the search, l can help you.  Alternatively, if you have been researching for years but need a little help to find an elusive ancestor, set me a challenge. I am a thorough, meticulous and reliable 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.

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 life time.

Family History Detective: Tricia’s Tracings

0428 863798

Ballarat, Victoria

ABN 95 349 836 438

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