Voices from the Past has been established by two
experienced genealogists, Jo Marsh and John Graham, to
provide a place for genealogists to make available biographies
of those people who are important to them.
Jo began researching her family history in 1985, and has
since published two books, covering the Wilson family's move
from Kiama to Red Range, and the Winstanley family. She has
co-authored a third with John.
As a former journalist with a large regional newspaper,
Jo has been actively involved in the research and publication of
local histories, and has written obituaries for a number of newspapers.
Jo is a member of Glen Innes FHS.
John has been actively involved in genealogy since starting
to research his own family in 1975. His interests subsequently
expanded to embrace local history, in particular the area of
the South Coast of NSW centred on the town of Gerringong. He has
written five books on aspects of local history of the area, and
co-authored a sixth with Joanne.
From 1998 until 2005 John was head of the Sydney Dead Persons
Society, during which time the DPS founded the Ryerson Index.
He is currently President of Ryerson Index Inc.
John is a life member of Gerringong HS, and a member of Shoalhaven FHS,
Richmond-Tweed FHS and Toowoomba-Darling Downs FHS.