Tricia Curry worked as a senior, managing research assistant on two major crowd-sourced genealogical projects: Founders & Survivors: the Life Courses of Tasmanian Convicts and Diggers to Veterans: Risk, Recovery and Resilience in the First AIF. She worked on these for the University of Melbourne for six years, researching the lives of convicts and AIF veterans from birth to death, discovering their families and working lives. She checked volunteers' entries, trained them in research techniques and conducted her own searches. She is a terrific, dogged genealogist, who knows how and where to dig in the archives until she finds her person! I highly recommend her services.
Prof Janet McCalman AC
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of Melbourne
Tricia Curry led the genealogical linkage on the three-year government-funded project "Convicts and Diggers: A Demography of Life Courses, Families and Generations", tracing back the ancestry of World War One soldiers. Tricia is a meticulous genealogical detective, and I highly recommend her services.
Dr. Rebecca Kippen
Associate Professor of Demography, Monash University

I volunteer with the Female Convicts Research Centre based in Tasmania. We research the lives of the convict women transported to Van Diemen’s Land. Tricia Curry also volunteers with our team.  Her work is impeccable.  Tricia knows the record sets, understands how to access and interpret them, is an excellent transcriber, and she is dogged in her approach.  Tricia’s deep knowledge of Australian history enables her to ask the relevant questions and to seek out the relevant documents. What she has found about so many of our convict women impresses me. 

Tricia would be an asset to any research team.  As a private search agent, she would be reliable, responsible, persistent and fair.

Colette Mcalpine​
Volunteer, Female Convict Research Centre, Hobart Tasmania

Brick Wall Research Client Testimonials

With utmost efficiency, Tricia was very creative & lateral on how she researched for further information about my great-grand father’s unconventionally-recorded early years. She also ‘went the extra mile’ finding Trove newspaper articles, which supported records & a DVA record that help to build George's story post his injury in Gallipoli.
Jacqueline Dinan
Author, Event Organiser, Publicity Specialist
George Gay, Gallipoli
Ralph Phillips
Tricia found information of my Australian ancestors in a couple of hours. I had hit a brick wall looking for my Grandad, I am so thrilled with the information, thank you Tricia.
Anne Phillips
Family History Researcher, England
Tricia approached my request to help me discover what happened to my grandfather in a professional and timely manner. Although not successful at this stage, Tricia ruled out some of my leads and added possibilities for future research. I would therefore recommend Tricia with your family research.
Monica Kelly
Family History Researcher, Queensland
Tricia Curry is like a sniffer dog on steroids. She is tenacious. She will chase down your rellies with a passion. She has previous experience in locating details of past Australian servicemen and access to databases here and in the mother country. I recommend her to anyone who is just starting in family history research or who just needs a little assistance with a dead end they may have come up against....
Jim Brown
President, Woady Yaloak Historical Society, Smythesdale Victoria
Tricia is a highly experienced family history researcher. ​
Dr Joan Hunt
2 August 1944 - 6 September 2018
Access Services Officer, Ballarat Archives Centre, PROV
Past president of Ballarat Historical Society
C0-founder and past president of the Woady Yaloak Historical Society
Past president of the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Co-founder of the Central Highlands Historical Society
Tricia's Tracings is thorough in all her work & l have every confidence in her.​
Di White
Family History Researcher
Tricia has such an amazing knowledge and dedication to help her clients. I would not hesitate in recommending her to help with your family history.
Helen Coutts
Family History Enthusiast
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