About Me

Hi. I'm Caitie. I'm a young aspiring genealogist from Brisbane, Australia. I have been researching my family history since I was 18 in 2009. I caught the genealogy bug on the 8th of July, 2009 when I went on a cemetery day with my Aunt & Uncle in Texas and they told me who my American ancestors were. When I came back from that holiday I realized that I did not know much about my Australian ancestors. I guess you can say that I have been hooked ever since. I have broken down many brick walls, and in 2012 I solved a 100+ year mystery about my Great Great Aunt Jeannie Gow.

My Australian side of the family were mostly from Perthshire, Scotland. My ancestors who immigrated to Australia all settled in New South Wales between 1823 and 1886. My American ancestors were predominantly Texans, however, I also have ancestors who came from Mississippi and Alabama.

I started blogging underneath the name Genealogically Speaking in 2012. I also tweet & YouTube about my adventures in genealogy. What I thought would be a hobby in my spare time, genealogy has become so much more than that. I've made some lifelong friends, and I would love to make a career out of genealogy one day.

In December 2014, I graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. I love that criminology and genealogy both use detective skills. I'm not sure what I want to do as a job, but I'd love to combine the two as a career in the future.

I'm an avid reader and I love history, blogging, cemeteries, GIFs, YouTube, crime shows, and travelling.

Caitie at the grave of her Great Great Uncle Robert Gow & his
daughter Myrtle Gow, Macquarie Cemetery, Sydney, July 2013.