Research Services

Operating as a professional genealogist, Jonathan is based in the historic Hawkesbury region of New South Wales (NSW). Operating under the family business of Tizzana Management Services Pty Ltd which includes the historic Tizzana Winery Jonathan has assisted many families with their research. 

Jonathan Auld


Using all NSW resources and repositories for family and local history, Jonathan's main focus and experience is with Hawkesbury families, land and cemetery records, 

His special interests lie in 

  • Tracking down Scottish Births, Deaths and Marriage / Census records
  • Australian military
  • NSW land records
  • Research and document retrieval service at State Records NSW

A keen photographer, Jonathan has an interest in late 19th century photographers and photographs, giving several talks on identifying these types of photographs for family historians. With an Information Technology background talks are also given on preservation and digitisation to archival standards.

Talks presented include:

  • Tizzana Vineyards...including a brief history of Sackville Reach - Parramatta & District Historical Society (Septemmber 2006), U3A Hawkesbury (October 2016)
  • Digitisation of Heritage Items - Hawkesbury Library Service (April 2009)
  • Researching Hawkesbury Families - Society of Australian Genealogists (July 2012)
  • Identifying and Preserving your Family Photographs - Hawkesbury Family History Group (October 2012), Hawkesbury Camera Club (October 2013)
  • Resizing Your Photographs - Hawkesbury Camera Club (March 2014)
  • Understanding your Digital SLR - joint Hawkesbury Library Service / Hawkesbury Camera Club (June 2014), Hawkesbury Camera Club (February 2015)
  • Close Up and Macro Photography - Hawkesbury Camera Club (June 2014)
  • Researching WW1 Soldiers - Hawkesbury Family History Group (September 2014), Hawkesbury Library Service (April 2015)
  • Solving Your Photo Dilemma - Society of Australian Genealogists (November 2014) - Download handout PDF

If you would like to engage the services of Jonathan, please email

Jonathan.Auld@tizzana.com.au