My Newest Project

March 25, 2013 · Filed Under Family Search · 1 Comment 


Finally after months of work my newest project is ready for beta testing. is free online family tree website that is designed to make creating and sharing your family tree fun, free and accessible.

Now you are probably thinking “here we go again, another free online family tree website!”

So what makes different? provides a simple and efficient free online family tree – created for fellow genealogists. Here are some of the features:

Don’t want certain records shown?

You can hide their details using our “Mark as Living” private feature. You have full control over privacy.


What records can we view?

Most other so called free online family tree websites cost if you need to see records a relative owns, has purchased or discovered even though the person who did the research is not receiving any of your money! is 100% free and you can view any photos, documents and records submitted by our members.


Can we export a gedcom file?

Some sites have the ugliest gedcom files. Their gedcom files result in a lot of garbage when imported into any software but their own?

Exporting a gedcom file to use on your desktop family tree program is no problem with


What rights does have to our records or images?

None! All records and images you own are yours. We have no rights without written permission first! is designed with a focus on giving you the most useful is always on the lookout for modifications “mods” to enchance your free online family tree experience.


Rare Footage of Australian WW1 Soliders

April 15, 2011 · Filed Under Australia · 1 Comment 


Australian Screen Online has just released rare footage of Australian WW1 soliders at the 1916 Battle of Pozieres. Over three clips, which runs for more than 10 minutes, have just been released in collaboration with the Australian War Memorial.

In Part 1, ‘Rehearsing for war’, the Australian Prime Minister, Mr WM Hughes, poses for the camera and Australian WW1 soliders are shown building trenches and preparing for battle in Pozieres. While at rest, Australian WW1 soliders build practice trenches using sandbags. At a trench training range, they rehearse for the coming attacks, using smoke bombs for cover. Near Armentières, West Australians of the 11th Battalion march up on duckboards, laid to traverse the mud.

Part 2, ‘Shells, shells, and more shells’, shows Australian WW1 soliders occupying old German trenches, enjoying the sunshine and waving at the camera as they await orders to move. They house some of their horses in old shell holes made by British guns. British Field Artillery moves up behind horse teams. British 8-inch howitzers are now pounding Pozières. the French village had been laid to waste during the two-week battle.

Part 3, ‘The shelling of Pozières ridge’, is a clip of British howitzers shelling German positions and Australian field guns joining the bombardment. They keep up a constant rain of shells on the German positions on the ridge. Horse-drawn limbers and mules bring up more shells and water along dusty roads. The Germans retaliate with shrapnel, which explodes in the air above the Australian lines. Australians go forward through the tiny village of Contalmaison, almost destroyed by shelling.

Paul Byrnes, a journalist and curator at the National Film and Sound Archive, says the film was the first attempt to make an Australian war documentary.

One Lovely Blog Award

March 15, 2011 · Filed Under Genealogy · 3 Comments 

Thanks to Sharon of, I have been presented with the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you Sharon for this honour!

genealogy award

The rules for accepting the award are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.

Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


Here are my choices:

1. Grave Stoned

2. Ancestry Tool Box

3. Scottish Genes

4. FamHist

5. Family Stories

6. Steve’s Genealogy Blog

7. Irish Family History

8. Family History Expos

9. Irish Roots Cafe

10. GenerationStation

11. The Family History Researcher Blog

12. Elyse’s Genealogy Blog

13. Genealogy Reporter

14. Easy Genealogy

15. Little Bytes Of Life

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