Rosemary has been researching her families in Australia, England and Scotland since 1985. That year she joined the Queensland Family History Society and has held positions within that society since the following year - President (1992-1994), Vice President (1989-1991), Bookshop Coordinator (1995-1999), Cemetery Coordinator (1987-1993), Joint Publications Coordinator (1995-2013), member of Management Committee (1986-1998 and 2007-2013). She is a current member of the AFFHO Council representing Queensland.
Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and Bachelor of Arts (Computer Science) at the University of Queensland and she has completed the Certificate of Genealogical Studies (English Records) with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Though trained as a statistician, she currently works as a part-time consultant for Gould Genealogy & History and Unlock the Past. She is a regular presenter at Unlock the Past events and genealogy groups; she spoke at the New Zealand Family History Fair in 2011 and will be presenting at the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Conference at Taupo in June 2012.
As an hydrologist and biometrician she co-authored many scientific papers and reports; of interest to family historians, she has co-authored the popular Getting the most out of findmypast.com.au, Which genealogy program?, ScotlandsPeople: the place to launch your Scottish research and So your ancestor was a Baptist in Queensland!; edited Queensland Founding Families, has published numerous indexes, and with her husband Eric compiled the Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879 series.
Rosemary received the Queensland FHS Award for Services to Family History in 1990, in 2000 was made a Fellow of Queensland FHS and, in 2006, was awarded the AFFHO Award for Meritorious Services to Family History.
Research interests: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Yorkshire in England; Lanarkshire, Inverness, Perthshire in Scotland; Antrim in Ireland and Flintshire in Wales.
- Ancestry.com: What does it offer? -
- Australian Government, Police & Education Gazettes -
- Connecting with family lines online -
- Directories and almanacs -
- Family Photo Book -
- Findmypast - the World Collection -
- Findmypast Australasia -
- Findmypast.co.uk -
- Genes Reunited: Family trees and historic records -
- Getting the most out of Google -
- MyHeritage -
- Online newspapers: Finding out what happened in the "dash" -
- ScotlandsPeople: The place to launch your Scottish research -
- The 1911 census: What's all the fuss? -
- The findmypast suite - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA -
- TheGenealogist.co.uk: What's the difference? -
- Tracing your ancestors in England -
- Tracing your ancestors in Scotland -