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.
Services we offer:
- Contact club
If you have research to be carried out in
Tasmania and can't do it because you don't live
here, then we can do it for you.
We have in our possession all pioneer indexes for
every state except South
Australia. The Tasmanian Pioneer index 1804-1899 is used to find the
relevant certificate number for your ancestor and a
copy of the baptism, birth, death or
marriage can be found at the State Archives.
Also at the State Archives are other resources too
numerous to mention here but they include convict
lists and registers, ships manifests, inquests and more.
We can search, find, copy and post to you for a minimal fee that
includes our costs and the costs of
photocopying and postage.
bookings can be made here
For a yearly fee you can be a member of the
Whitecottage Contact Club and get
a 25% reduction on fees we charge for research. As a member of the
you get a monthly newsletter from us with all new and exciting
finds we come across in Australia
You will also be placed in contact with other
members researching similar
families and lines to you or have knowledge of
researching a topic that you are also researching.
Enquiries can be made
given free advice on where
to look for resources they need to
find the information on their ancestors. We will
help you with your "brickwall"
which is a term used when your research comes to a dead end.
can still get our advice but not for free. We will look at your
problem and offer advice on how
to overcome it. We will give you a free quote
and if we can help you you will be charged the usual
research rate. If we can
not help you we will not charge you anything and give you the name or
names of people who may be able to help you.
This is a part of our free
Advice can be sought
We offer a photo service.
If you would like photos taken of a grave site,
headstone, church, house where your ancestor lived,
pics of the country side around the area your families lived
etc. then we have the digital camera to do it for
These photos can be emailed to you or they can
loaded onto a floppy disk or a cd-rom and posted to
The flat rate for this is $2.00 per photo.
Postage rates depend on the current rate at the time
the service is provided.
You can pay via personal cheque (if in Australia),
moneyorder, or by bank
transfer within Australia. Please do not send cash through the
bookings can be made here
This program will help those new to
researching your family history in
Australia. The program was specifically designed for this purpose
but it also helps those who have
researched for sometime find something they did not
know about researching.
The Beginner's Program can be purchased in various
formats. You can
purchase the program as word
documents (readable in any Microsoft Word
package) or a HTML document (readable in any browser
such as Internet
Explorer, Netscape, Firefox etc.)
You can have the program housed on floppy disk,
cd-rom or even emailed to you.
This program contains 10 sections or lessons.
When delivering these lessons they last between two
and three hours to complete. When reading these
would take approximately one hour to read and digest the
The program takes you through the various forms used
in family research, the use of the Chapman Codes
that are abbreviations used Internationally by
researchers, The International
Genealogical Index provided by the LDS (Church of
Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints or The Mormans as they are also known)
which is a valuable and useful tool when researching
All States of Australia have a Pioneer Index of
vital records and each State and Territory is
covered in the Program. Other areas of interest in the program are
Researching in the UK, tips and advice on how to
find English, Scottish, Irish and
Welsh ancestors, shipping, convicts, aboriginal research, adoption
information, and much much more.
You can buy
the program for $35.00 plus postage. Buy here
We also deliver The
Beginner's Program as a training program
You can request to have this program delivered to
your research group by Tony and
Roseanne or any individual can take the program for those who like
one to one teaching environments.
The cost of the program delivered personally is
$10.00 per head for each
lesson which would be conducted each week for a
period of three hours per week.
In total the program lasts 30 hours and we make
these lessons pro-active and fun. You will
learn a lot from these lessons.
Tony is the
holder of a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace
gained in 2001 through Workplace Education & Training in
Enquire or Book your group or yourself here
We are available to give talks, lectures and
seminars anywhere on a variety of family history or
genealogy related issues.
For a one hour delivery of a subject we charge a fee
for the delivery plus a fee per head
attending. Example: a flat fee of $50.00 plus $5.00 per head. If
the group attending totalled 20 then we would be
Copies of our publications would be available for
purchase at the event.
For delivery of a two or three hour lecture the fee
would be $100 plus $5.00 per head.
Seminars over a weekend (Saturday 3 hours and Sunday
3 hours) can be
booked at a cost of $300 plus $10.00 per head and
the cost of accommodation paid for by the
bookings can be made here
Many researchers come to Tasmania on holiday to do
some research while they are here. Many do not
have family or relatives living in Tasmania to help them
find what they are looking for so many times the
trip is fruitless.
We can help plan your trip for you along your
guidelines and meet you at the
airport, direct you to your accommodation and also provide tours of the
areas you want to go to. We can also book you
in for research at the local family
history society, the State Library or the Tasmanian
Archives to conduct
research and offer advice and
tips along the way.
Tony is a
Domestic Travel Consultant and can use his experience to advise you
on travel and accommodation in Tasmania.
For more about this service email us here
Should you be thinking of writing down your
personal history and not know
where to begin, then you should contact us about our Reflections series
of personal history journals.
Reflections of My
This is a journal that leads you from your birth
right through your life where you
details all events that affected your life and you record your thoughts
feelings about them. This book can be a legacy
for your family to reflect on
your life once you have passed on. What better way to remember
someone than to read about their
life in their own words.
Mothers Reflections is also a personal journal that
mothers can fill out reflecting on their personal
life but it holds more surprises for the family members.
Here, Mothers can leave handy hints and tips for
their children on how to cope with varying
situations the Mother has encountered and defeated along the
way. It can be used as a
reference book by family members long after Mother
has passed on.
Available for returned servicemen and women to
document their service in the armed forces of
Australia in times of conflict around the world.
As time passes the list of surviving returned
servicemen and women who
served this country is getting smaller so now is the
time to document their service,
their feelings and emotions about their experience as an ever lasting
reminder of the sacrifice they
made and to remember those who did not return.
Lest We Forget
Enquiries about these and other publications
can be made here
job is too small or too great for us to handle and complete"
We guarantee our
Knowledge is in our hands so we can pass it onto you