Unlock The Past will be at

Deniliquin expo -  Oct 2017
Victorian expo - Oct 2017
2018 Congress - Mar 2018
2018 UTP cruise - Alaska - Sep 2018


Jenny Coates Consultant Historian


I devised and co-ordinated the indexing of the Melbourne Lying In Hospital Records. http://www.ozgenonline.com/vic_data/royal_womens_hospital/royalwomensindex.htm Ongoing projects include families and histories of Harkaway, Narre Warren North & East and Berwick districts in Victoria. See my spare BDM certificates and book indexes at: http://jcch.pbworks.com/w/page/39168458/FrontPage And my blog on life and families of Wangaratta, Victoria at: https://conversationswithgrandma.wordpress.com/


I am a consultant historian with extensive experience in archival research, contextual analysis, editorial work and literature searching. I have published or contributed to histories of my local area, and written several entries for the Encyclopedia of Melbourne (2005). I have 30 years' experience in family, biographical and local history research. I have a First-class Honours degree in history from the Monash University (Melbourne), with my thesis supervised by Professor Graeme Davison and Dr Seamus O’Hanlon. I am completing a PhD on families and social life based on a sample of Melbourne families who were unemployed during the depression of the 1890s, supervised by Professor Erik Eklund and Dr Keith Wilson. I am able to provide: * Genealogical (family)research including finding lost living family members * Biographical research * Dating family photos * Local and Regional histories * Cultural heritage research * Assistance with grant and article writing * Professional proofreading and editing * Literature searching and review. Member of the Professional Historians Association (Vic). Member of the Royal Historical Society. Member for 28 years of the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies.