WDYTYA? key documents: Craig Revel Horwood's episode

By Harriet Beadnell, 10 July 2017 - 8:34am

Craig Revel Horwood's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? was filled with an array of Australian sources. We take a look at some of the most important documents seen on screen...


Craig Revel Horwood reconnected with his Australian roots thanks to a wide range of genealogical records

Star source

Victoria passenger lists

Passenger lists are key to Craig’s episode, revealing that his 3x great grandparents Charles and Elizabeth Tinworth left Britain for the Australian state of Victoria in 1854. Various records relating to unassisted and assisted emigrants between 1839 and 1923 have been made available online via the Public Record Office Victoria website, Ancestry and Findmypast.
 

Other key sources

Australian hospital reports 

Craig is moved to learn that 3x great grandmother Elizabeth Tinworth was admitted to Ballarat Hospital after suffering a possible miscarriage. You can search the Ballarat Hospital admissions register, along with admission records for several other hospitals on the Victorian goldfields, at the Genealogical Society of Victoria.
 

Insolvency records 

Craig’s 3x great grandfather Charles Tinworth filed for bankruptcy in 1865. References to him in the insolvency court hearings are available to view in the Ballarat Star newspaper, which can be searched at TROVE. The Victoria Record Office website also offers advice for those wishing to view full insolvency records held in its collections.
 

Gold mining records 

Historian Joan Hunt gives Craig further information about the gold mines of Ballarat using maps and geological surveys at the Ballarat Gold Mining Exchange. You can learn more about tracing Australian gold mining ancestors through our free online guide and via the Ballarat & District Genealogy Society website.
 

Australian newspapers 

Craig researches his clog dancing ancestor Harry Macklin Shaw by reading newspaper clippings from the Glen Innes Examiner and The Sydney Morning Herald. Both publications, alongside many others, are available to search for free online by using the National Library of Australia's TROVE service.

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