Davina Best

Davina joined HAFS in 2016. She is in the E2 line and is especially interested the website and DNA ancestry.

French records now available

If you have ancestors who are of French origin, then you might be excited by this news from the Society of Australian Genealogists: “Following their recent acquisition of Filae, a leading French genealogy company, MyHeritage has just announced the release of 463 million historical records from France, covering births, marriages, deaths, and two censuses, providing the most comprehensive …

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A Pandemic Remembrance

Hard on the heels of drought and bushfire, we have been hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic which has us “social distancing”, taking our temperatures and learning to wash our hands like never before. Fortunately, it is really physical distancing that is required and most of us have been able to stay connected with our …

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The Corroboree on Mr Winder’s property

Whether you are a descendant of Tom White Melville Winder or a person with an interest in Indigenous history, you might find this article in The Saturday Magazine No 255, dated 25 June 1836 interesting. The Corroboree – The Saturday Magazine