Janet Reakes Memorial Award


This Award, which is open to everyone, commemorates the late Janet Reakes who was a well known and loved Australian genealogist.  Previous winners and placegetters are ...

2012 Topic Tracing my favourite ancestor in Australia

1st Mary Ann BERRYMAN: a secretive woman PDF file
      
Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
      
$500
provided by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous

2nd
Substance and Shadow: James Langley B
ENNETT PDF file
     
Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
       
$250
worth of genealogy research provided by Sovereign Ancestry

3rd Harry LESTON: a man of many parts
PDF file
     
Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy 
       
$150 voucher for genealogy products provided by
Gould Genealogy and History


201
1
Topic My most unusual ancestor
 

1st  My most unusual ancestor: Fanny RICHMOND
PDF file
       
Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
       
$500
provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
               of Family Historian and Legacy Family Tree in Australia and New Zealand

2nd My most unusual ancestor: Dr George YOUNG c1726-1803 PDF file
       Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
  $250 voucher for genealogy products provided by Gould Genealogy


3rd My most unusual ancestor: Uncle Jim alias Snowy P
ARTRIDGE
PDF file
       Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
       $150 voucher for genealogy products
provided by Gould Genealogy


20
10
Topic Tracing the steps of my most travelled ancestor
 

1st  My most travelled ancestor: David ROBERTSON PDF file
       
Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
       
$500
provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
               of Family Historian and Legacy Family Tree in Australia and New Zealand

2nd I never really knew my father PDF file
       Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
  $250 voucher for genealogy products provided by Gould Genealogy


3rd
A man with a secret past
PDF file
       Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
       $150
voucher for genealogy products provided by Gould Genealogy


2009
Topic How I traced my earliest Australian ancestor
 

1st  Henry Joseph GRIMALDI alias ROBINSON
PDF file
       
Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
       
$500
provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
               of Legacy Family Tree in Australia and New Zealand

2nd
Searching for an Unknown Father
PDF file
       Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
  $250 voucher for genealogy products provided by Gould Genealogy


3rd Johann Michael H
OLZBERGER
PDF file
     
 Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
     
 $150 voucher for genealogy products
provided by Gould Genealogy


2008
Topic My brick wall and how I demolished it

1st
 My brick wall and how I demolished it PDF file
       Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
       $500 provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
               of Legacy Family Tree in Australia and New Zealand


2nd Finding French forebears
PDF file
    
  Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
  $250 voucher for genealogy products and services


3rd My brick wall and how I demolished it
PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
      $150 voucher for genealogy products and services


2007
Topic My favourite genealogy record and how I found it

1st
 My Favourite Genealogy Record: George Webb FORD PDF file
    
  Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
       
$500 provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
              of Family Tree Maker in Australia and New Zealand

2nd My Favourite Genealogy Record: the Carbean selection file
PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
     
$250 voucher
provided by Archive CD Books Australia

3rd My Favourite Genealogy Record: Joseph S
PARKES' obituary
PARKES' obituary
PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
      $150 voucher
provided by Archive CD Books Australia


2006
Topic My Most Elusive Ancestor

1st
 My Most Elusive Ancestor: James T
AGG AGG PDF file
    
  Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
      
$500 provided by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Limited, licencees and distributors
            
 of Family Tree Maker in Australia and New Zealand
 
2nd My Most Elusive Ancestor: Hannah Amelia D
AWSON
PDF file
    
  Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
   $60 voucher for BDM transcriptions provided by Joy Murrin Family History Services
   
   $50 voucher for BDM transcriptions provided by Marilyn Rowan's transcriptions.com

3rd William SIDEBOTTOM: A Stonemason and his Family PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
     
$100 provided by a donor
who wishes to remain anonymous


2005
Topic A Convict in the Family

1st The Lives of Two English Convicts
PDF file
   
   Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
  
    $100 voucher on Gould Genealogy or Archive CD Books Australia (anonymous donor)

2nd A Convict in the Family: William GARNER
PDF file
    
  Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
    
  $50 voucher for NSW certificate transcriptions provided by Joy Murrin Family History Services

3rd A Convict in the Family: Henrietta G
REGORY REGORY PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
 
    Half Year subscription to Australian Family Tree Connections magazine (anonymous donor)


2004
Topic Births, Deaths and Marriages

1st
Born on the High Seas PDF file
   
  Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
  
   Legacy Deluxe 5 provided by Gould Genealogy
  
   3 NSW BDM transcriptions provided by Joy Murrin Family History Services

2nd An Intriguing Record
PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
      Early Australian Electoral Rolls Vol 1 CD provided by Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

3rd Death at Sea in My Grandmother’s Memoirs
PDF file
   
  Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
      1 year’s membership of an Australian Genealogy Society of choice
(anonymous donor)


2003
Topic Immigration to Australia

1st Assisted Immigration from New York to Sydney 1877-1878 PDF file
    
Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections
magazine
    
$50 voucher on Gould Genealogy (anonymous donor)

2nd Marta's Journey
PDF file
     Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
     $50 voucher on Gould Genealogy
(anonymous donor
)

3rd Immigration to Australia: Ascertaining all Ancestral Arrivals
PDF file
      Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
      $30 donated by Kim Herbert


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Janet Reakes Memorial Award

proudly organised by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine