Articles by Gareth Coates

Falling Down Holes

Sometimes, hobbies can be frustrating

The biggest problem with taking up genealogy is that, in many ways, it is just a really nerdy game of Whack-a-Mole. Just when you think you have an understanding of a situation, a piece of information appears that changes everything. Suddenly, you’re working on an entirely different branch of your

Brothers in Aus

Koo Wee Rup

One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve made during the course of my research is the sheer number of my ancestors who either emigrated to Australia, or were born there because of their parents’ decision to leave the ‘mother country behind’. The emigration was driven, as previously noted, by three