Lilian has been researching since 1984 and enjoys finding out about her ancestors.
She has had articles and photographs published in Australian Family Tree Connection magazine and has published a book about her Vaughan/Chasmar ancestors. Lilian has written a series of articles for the Surname Society’s newsletter.
She has completed a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the Society of Australian Genealogists.
Lilian has finished her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies: Australian Records, with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Canada. Lilian was awarded her Diploma of Family History, from the University of Tasmania, in 2020.
She also keeps her skills up to date through attending lectures, talks and seminars. In 2016, 2017 and 2020 Lilian attended RootsTech, in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the biggest genealogical event, worldwide. While there she attended lectures on a wide range of topics and viewed new innovations in genealogical research.
In 2019, she attended THE Genealogy Show, in Birmingham, England, attending lectures and networking. In 2022, Lilian was a speaker at THE Genealogy Show’s Spring and Summer events. She was also an Influencer for RootsTech 2022.
Lilian has delivered several talks and workshops, for the Society of Australian Genealogists, the SAG Writing Group, the Bankstown Family History Group Inc., Bankstown Historical Society, the Hurstville Family History Society, U3A, Nepean Family History Society and the Botany Bay Family History Society.
She has been interviewed by Chris Urquhart, from the Today Show, about Find My Past and its indexes. Lilian also featured on GeneaBloggers, in the May I Introduce to You series, on 27 February 2017 http://www.geneabloggers.com/may-introduce-lilian-magill/
An enthusiastic genealogist, who has been working on her tree for over 30 years. She is married to Paul, and has two daughters, two sons-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.
Lilian was teacher/librarian but is now retired. When not researching she enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, spending time with family and friends and taking photos
An avid blogger, she has two blogs; Lilian’s Tree, http://researchbylily.blogspot.com.au/