Pauleen Cass has been researching her family history since 1986 and remains obsessed with the joys of discovering and sharing new family information. In 2003 she published her Kunkel family history, Grassroots Queenslanders: the Kunkel family which was the winner of the 2004 Alexander Henderson Award (AIGS) and joint winner of the 2004 Queensland Family History Book Award. In 2006 she gained an Advanced Diploma in Local Studies by online study through Oxford University. She took the leap into the online world and has been blogging since 2009 about family history. Her main blog is Family History Across the Seas.
When time permits, Pauleen also researches the emigrants from East Co. Clare, Ireland, Dorfprozelten in Bavaria, and Murphy’s Creek, Queensland. She is a true-maroon Queenslander whose roots go back to the formation of the colony.