'The clue or evidence that opened up my family story...' Describe a piece of evidence which, when found, resolved a problem or enabled your family research to move on or consolidated it in some way. If you can remember the details, share your process in doing so with us and the avenues it opened up.
'Out of my usual comfort zone…' Write about a branch of your tree which (or an ancestor who) has taken you out of your comfort zone (and perhaps current subscription level) into international records or a rather remote source of records. What did you discover that led you on this new journey, what committed you to pursuing it, what did you find out if anything? How did this help 'round out' your family tree. Was the journey worthwhile?
Recommended reading/viewing/listening -
Researching Military Records:
An excellent article from the State Library of Victoria website https://blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/family-matters/mentioned-in-dispatches-ways-to-research-your-military-ancestors/
Understanding DNA results: Deb's suggestions of videos to watch as a background to understanding DNA results -
'Edie's War' - a podcast, featuring the story of her grandmother, written in jounral format, by former Benalla resident Penny Bristol Jones, and broadcast on Anzac Day
Also see 'A dreadful time for mothers' in 'Edie's War' on Penny Bristol Jones' website Digby Family Stories