J. Ernest Edwards, I grew up in North-West Tasmania in the 1990s. I am named after my Great-Grandfather, Ernest Edwards. I have a passion for learning about history and how it ties to my family. Roughly half of my family is from New South Wales, and the other half is from TJames Oldasmania, which makes this all the more interesting for me. Stay tuned, as I plan on writing short biographies on all of my known Australian ancestors (Great-Grandparents and beyond).

Other interests of mine include engineering, science, bush-walking and exploring in old Australian towns and national parks, kayaking, chess, basketball, tennis & table tennis, pool, gardening, cooking (and eating), painting, editing photos, woodworking, antiques, prog rock music, old video games and early electronic devices, documentaries and classic films.

Other Information:

Follow me on facebook: @ErnestfromAus to receive updates on posts.

I have made a tree on ancestry.com, you can access it if you are interested. Remember to link my photos and not ‘re-upload’ them. Some information may be included that is not shown on this website, but note that this is not my primary family tree and mostly just includes ancestors at this stage.


There are many great free websites that can be used for genealogy. Remember that information from original documents is much more reliable than information on public trees such as those on ancestry (don’t be a sheep and just copy them without sources) or even what is found in family history books or other websites like mine.



If you are a relative to me (distant or close), I am interested in hearing from you. You can contact me on: ernestfromaus@gmail.com. Follow my Facebook page: search for @ErnestfromAus


Contribute to This Project:

If you have any photos, slides, negatives, heirlooms, documents, memoirs, stories, or any other interesting facts or information about members of families listed on this website, please feel free to contact me on the email address listed. I aim to preserve as much of this history as possible. I can scan slides and negatives as well as photos at a very high quality. I can receive these by post and then post them back to you if you do not have the tools to scan them. Even if they are not my direct ancestor, I would still like to preserve the history of other members of the family. I am setting up a cloud storage linked with my email where albums can be accessed for each family member. Links to these albums will eventually be displayed on this website. Stay tuned.

Note: If you contribute to this project, I will gladly list your name as a contributor if you wish. I am grateful for those that have allowed me to scan photos or have emailed me information so far.

Can I Help You? 

If you are conducting your own research and have basic queries about NSW or Tasmanian records, I may be able to give you some help or at least point you in the right direction.