Whitecottage Research ABN: 34 796 478
524 PO Box 13, Glenorchy, TAS, 7010, Australia
Research is a registered Australian Business Name with the ABN of 34
796 478 524. The owners of the business are Tony and Roseanne Wilson.
We operate this business from our home residence.
A bit about us:
Born in New Norfolk, Tasmania and educated at New Norfolk High School
1967-1970. Member of Tasmania Police 1975-1981.
Moved to Queensland 1988 until 2001
Moved to California, USA 2001 until 2003
Moved back to Tasmania 2003 till now.
Began researching his family on a part-time basis in 1977 but it was
not until 1994 when he joined the Caboolture Family History Research
Group that he
began to research on a regular basis.
Was Secretary of the Caboolture Family History Research Group 1999.
At the suggestion of a member he researched and wrote a training
program for beginners who had no idea how to go about their
research. This program was a series of ten two hour training
sessions covering all aspects of researching your family history in
The program was called "The Beginner's Program"
He provided lectures and seminars at the Caboolture Library, the
Deception Bay library and the Bribie Island library on such topics as
Researching your family history, researching on the Internet, recording
your family research and much more.
In 2001 he travelled to the USA and lived in California where he
married his now wife Roseanne in Porterville, CA. They owned and
operated a Used Book store.
While there he gave lectures to several local community groups and the
local research group he joined called "The Tule Tracers". This
was a very small group of only 16 members.
He returned to Australia with his wife in 2003 due to family health
reasons and settled back in Hobart. Both joined the Tasmanian
Family History Society.
In the coming years Tony and Roseanne produced a number of family
allied works, such as:
Reflections of My
Life: a personal history journal to record information for
a Mothers personal journal to record her personal information and to
leave advice for her children and grandchildren.
For returned servicemen and women to record their
service in Australia's armed services during times of conflict.
a personal journal for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered
community to record their family history and their
struggle against discrimination and bigotry.
a teen journal to help teens realise they are a part of a huge family
with thousands of ancestors and to give them help and advice on how to
survive in todays society.
Roseanne was born in Washington State, USA and was educated there
and also in New York State where she was raised.
At an early age she travelled across the USA with her mother several
Her mother was born in Washington State, USA and her father was a
Canadian born citizen from Ontario.
Her maiden name was Mosier.
She married a former US Army veteran of the Korean War by the name of Dimas who was Mexican-American
born in Brownsville, Texas.
The had one child born in Reno, Nevada.
Her first husband died in 1998 of an aneurysm.
Roseanne began a used book store in Porterville, CA in 1997 which grew
from just a thousand books into a store containing 120,000 books.
She met Tony on the Internet in a Yahoo group for genealogy researchers
and their friendship turned to more over a period of a few years until
Roseanne came out to Queensland in May-June of 2001 to visit.
They had already fell in love before meeting but after that meeting
they were destined to be together.
Roseanne returned to CA in June 2001 and Tony knew he had to be with
her so he moved to CA in August 2001.
On September 11, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City we hit by planes
at the direction of terrorists and the world was we all knew it changed.
People in Porterville we asking Tony if he was going to moved back home
to Australia where he would be safe. His reply was NO. His
life was there and his love, her family and their friends were there.
The couple married on September 21, 2001 in a simple ceremony in the
Judges chambers at the local courthouse in front of two friends as
They left the bookstore in control of an employee to do this and then
straight back to the store until closing time at 6.00pm when they went
grocery shopping on their honeymoon. A tradition that they have
kept up since then.
When Tony's mother became ill in 2003 the couple knew they needed to be
closer to his parents so they moved to Australia in 2003.
Things were a struggle and tough at times during the initial stages but
Roseanne was granted a temporary visa then a permanent residents visa
to remain in Australia.
Unfortunately Roseanne's mother Darlene Gilmore (nee Thomas) passed
away in June 2005 in Oroville, California and Roseanne was unable to
get to see her before her death.
In February of 2005 Tony joined Qantas Airways as a Domestic Sales
Consultant and Roseanne worked on their publications in the
"Reflections" series as well as other projects about her first love -
Tony's health began to suffer the affects of shift work and pressure
situations at work when he had to go onto sickness benefits in June
As part of rehabilitation Whitecottage Research was resurrected as Tony
had not done any researching since joining Qantas and missed the
research and the people he met over the years he was involved in it.
So we have come to telling you about us and how we got to where we are
We live in the northern suburbs of Hobart with our two four legged
children, Dip and Mollie, African Sand-dogs (the only one of their
breed in Tasmania, possibly Australia) who came out from the USA at
great cost and many months of separation. We love our girls -
they are very dear to us and travel with us everywhere we go locally.
Check out the Services
link in the menu box to the left to see what we offer.
job is too small or too great for us to handle and complete"
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Come on in and let us show you who we are and what we offer you.