The Family Detective
has been researching her own family history for the past
30 years, and branches of the family have been located
in most states in Australia, as well as America, New
Zealand, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. She
therefore has experience researching using a number of
Michelle is a website designer,
family historian and genealogist. Other
qualifications include a Diploma of Freelance Journalism
and a Diploma of Business Studies. She is also a member
of the Genealogical Society of Victoria, and several
English Family History Societies.
Michelle has written numerous articles
and has been published in the English "Family Tree
Magazine", London's "Cockney Ancestor" and the
Australian "Ancestor" magazine.
In 2015 she completed
a Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (Society of
Genealogists in London).
Michelle provides written stories of your family by
researching various sources on the Internet, and also
using the resources of the LDS Family History Library,
Public Record Office of Victoria, State Library of
Victoria, and Genealogical Society of Victoria.
Some of the resources Michelle uses are Birth, Death and
Marriages Indexes, Parish Registers, Probate Indexes,
Wills, Inquests, International Genealogical Index,
Censuses, Electoral rolls, Directories, Newspaper
Clippings, Cemeteries records.
Whether you are newly interested
or an experienced researcher there is always more to
learn about your family history.