Research agents – Melbourne and Hobart – Fact sheet 44
The organisations and individuals listed below have indicated to the National Archives their willingness to undertake research or help with inquiries in the Archives reading rooms in Melbourne or Hobart. Areas of specialisation, where advised, have been included.
Arrangements concerning conditions and fees should be made privately between inquirers and research agents. The Archives makes no recommendation as to the competence of the agents, and their inclusion in this list does not indicate any form of accreditation by the Archives. The Archives accepts no responsibility for work performed by research agents.
Research agents – Melbourne
|Anne Young, Grad. Dip., M. Litt. Local & Applied History (UNE)|
Family, military and general historical research; member of Association of Professional Genealogists and Australian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents (AAGRA)
|Ms Abigail Belfrage, MA (Public History), GradDipCultHMgmt, BA (Hons) History|
The History Dept.
Tel: 0405 527 770
Archival and genealogical research, especially immigration, service, land and property records. Research coaching service also offered.
|Born and Bred Historical Research|
PO Box 739
Brunswick Lower VIC 3056
Local, national and international historical and genealogical research, including NAA records, Will and Probate files, Inquests, Immigration, Education and Land records; family trees and narrative service. Previous archival experience as employees of PROV and the Geelong Heritage Centre.
|Ms Kate Church BA (Hons)|
23 Monash St
Shepparton VIC 3630
Tel: (03) 5821 2611
Interest in the Shepparton area of country Victoria during World War I. Willing to undertake research on towns in the Shepparton/Mooroopna area, and World War I servicemen from these areas.
|Cooee History and Heritage
Dr Andrew Kilsby, BA (Mil), LitB, PhD student UNSW at ADFA
4 Midlothian Street
Malvern East VIC 3145
Tel: 0408 342 795
Australian military, business and biographic history
|Ms Krystyna Duszniak
192 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield North VIC 3161
Tel: (03) 95329551 Fax: (03) 90127387
Polish-Jewish history; immigration
|EthnoLink Language Services|
Mr Costa Vasili
Level 1/94 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
Tel: 1300 727 441
Polish ancestry research, Jewish family history, translation
|Mr Peter Gill BA, BEd|
2 Mernda Avenue
Ashburton VIC 3147
Tel: (03) 9885 2203
General historical and genealogical research at the NAA Melbourne office, PROV, SLV, and Melbourne University Archives. Will also search sources of Tasmanian history located in Melbourne-based collections; member of Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents (AAGRA)
|Ms Helen D. Harris, OAM, MA (History)|
40 William Street
Box Hill VIC 3128
Tel: (03) 9890 9288
Historical and genealogical research specialising in women, goldfields, police and criminal history.
|Mr Robert and Mrs Rebecca McIntosh|
Bayside 32 Camp Street
Chelsea VIC 3196
Tel: (03) 9095 3123
Connecting people with their families from past generations, especially those with a military background and those descended from America and the United Kingdom. Fast and thorough services tailored to your needs.
|Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications|
Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM, Retd
Brighton VIC 3186
Tel/fax: (03) 9555 5401
Australian and British military history and related biographical research
Genealogical and historical research; special interest in schools, country Victorian towns, wills and probates, and cemetery records. Collections regularly searched include Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV), State Library of Victoria (SLV), Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV), National Archives of Australia (NAA), Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. (AIGS) and the Australian War Memorial (AWM). Member of GSV.
European research, Polish heritage research, Polish/Jewish/Catholic family history, immigration World War II, general historical research, interpreting, translations
Settlers Genealogical Services
Genealogical research, specialising in women pioneers and Aboriginal people – in all offices of the National Archives
Brian Tseng, BA (Hons) History
Genealogical and historical research; land and building records search; Chinese migrants; shipping and immigration records. Collections regularly searched: National Archives (Melbourne Office), Land Title Office Victoria, PR, SLV, RHSV, Melbourne University Archives. Member of Professional Historian Association (Victoria)
Australian military and related biographical research; Jewish genealogy; citizenship and British immigration to Australia; member of Association of Professional Genealogists
Research agents – Hobart
Genealogical Services of Tasmania
Historical and genealogical research; Lands title and buildings; maritime and military; social issues concerning women's health, legal and medical history; Tasmanian history. Access to NAA Hobart, State Library of Tas, TAHO, Lands Title Office of Tasmania, Tasmanian Maritime Museum
Other lists of research agents
Fact sheets listing research agents who will undertake research in other Archives offices are also available: