To know and experience your heritage is to see yourself in a whole new light

Traditionally, the word heritage applied to a physical object that belonged to one person by reason of birth. When our forebears looked at heritage, they wanted to confirm the legal ownership of something.

Today, though, we tend to use the word heritage in a more liberal sense. While it still relates to something that is a person’s by reason of birth, it’s the things that can’t be touched that we tend to focus upon most – things like national heritage, cultural heritage, and family heritage. When we look at heritage, we want to confirm a sense of where we belong.

find | understand | enjoy

Who you really are

Getting to know the historical elements of our heritage takes time and dedication. But, it doesn’t have to be hard. With help from no1historychick you can easily get to know
  • the sources of information about your heritage
  • what those sources mean
  • how to share that understanding with others
Together, we can make the first step (or the next step) of your heritage journey a little easier.

What does no1historychick do?

Whether you’re wanting to enjoy searching for your heritage yourself (and just want to learn more about how to do it), looking for someone to complete the search for you, or wanting to share what you know about your heritage – no1historychick has all the help you need.


Analysis and interpretation – determination of the authenticity and significance of historical information.

Digital forensic research – acquisition of historical evidence, from multiple platforms, that aids in the reconstruction of past events and allows for varied forms of analysis.

Family history research – exhaustive discovery of vital statistics and event records to build family trees and tell the stories of the people involved.

Local history research – rigorous compilation of local resource materials in thematic hierarchies that contribute to the understanding of place.


Analysis and interpretation – learn how to classify, label and describe heritage objects and data the way professionals do.

Digital forensic research – learn how to structure searches on the Internet and other digital resources to find more information.

Family history research – learn how to find more and record family history in a way that makes your searches meet the requirements of the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Local history research – learn how to find local resources and how to tell stories that others want to read.

Mentoring – one-on-one, tailored sessions for students (secondary or tertiary) and developing professionals.

You provide place and materials

All services $150*/hour


Histories – drawn from in-depth research and analysis, this broad range of texts focuses on nineteenth-century Ballarat and district.

Text books – theory, how-to, edited collections.

Papers – case studies, white papers, reviews and reflections.

Resource materials – about people, businesses and events; includes genealogies, transcriptions of materials encountered during research, and links to other (copyright) material.

Digital design

Websites – application of latest standards of SEO and user experience design to help your heritage project be found and enjoyed by the world.

Ebooks – rigorous editing, formatting and coding to produce beautiful results for Amazon Kindle and other sharepoints.

Wikis – working closely with you, to put the power in your hands to harness your organisation’s collective knowledge in a manner that grows and changes with you.

Information systems – helping you plan for the ever-changing digital world, ensuring your digital resources don’t become obsolete and are always performing at their best.

Public speaking

Available for talks, walks, customised tours and conference presentations.

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* All prices quoted in Australian dollars