Family Research & Reunions

Find a connection!

So many of Australia’s early settlers came through Van Diemen’s Land. Perhaps as convicts, sometimes in transit, often as free settlers, in the military, or colonial staff. What most of them did, was leave clues as to who they were, where they came from, and where they were going (and perhaps, who they were with at different times in that journey!).

Whether through Marriage Rolls, Shipping Records, Government documents or archived correspondence, family history research can reveal so many wonderful stories and understanding; which is why genealogy is one of Australia’s fastest growing pastimes!

Due to its own connection with so many of Tasmania’s early settlers, Ratho Farm has always figured prominently in colonial genealogy research.┬áNow, through a team of Family Research Experts, we will be offering on-site Advisory Guides & Resources, every day of the year, as well as the ability to book ahead for more personal, hands-on assistance.

Ratho Farm will soon release its schedule of Genealogy Weekends for group training and research, and will always be available for booking 1-on-1 coaching, or side-by-side research assistance.

Ratho Farm will soon release its schedule of Genealogy Weekends for group training and research, and will always be available for booking 1-on-1 coaching, or side-by-side research assistance.

Most importanly, once you have done your family research, we will be able to tailor a particular special package and itinerary of events and nearby venues for a family reunion, to present your findings, and tell the family story!

Many visitors to Bothwell from around the world are descendants of early settlers, particularly the Scottish Diaspora. With this in mind, Ratho Farm is happy to provide the services of local genealogists who endeavour to trace our guest’s ancestors on their behalf. Given that 2014 is the year of the Scottish Independence Referendum there has never been more opportune a time to trace your Scottish roots.

Our genealogy services are available in several forms, and in this order:

Assessment

of your requirements and relevant resources to your needs

Advisory service

to identify strategy and staging t0 best piece together the level of information you desire

Research

actually doing the leg-work to build a family tree and flesh it out with supporting material

Tours to relevant properties

for the most convenient and accessible insight into your forbear’s workplace & lifestyle.

It’s recommended for those intending to visit Ratho Farm and avail of these services to make contact with our genealogists in advance. This will allow for research to be completed and compiled into a report, ready to be presented on arrival at Ratho Farm.

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