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Born & Bred Historical Research was born out of a love of historical research and a passion for uncovering mysteries. Born & Bred is made up of Phoebe Wilkens and her business partner Lee Hooper.

Born & Bred specialise in family history research and building family trees, but we love to delve into all historical avenues, including researching your home, property or business, in-depth historical research and capturing your family history for posterity with oral histories and narratives. We also provide copies of public records, work alongside legal and accounting teams as well as community organisations for research and digitisation projects.

Phoebe’s passion is genealogy, discovering a love for researching families, their origins and finding skeletons in the closet. Phoebe also loves to research and write about historical events and delights in discovering treasures in the archives. She is passionate about women’s history and the little or unknown stories surrounding their lives.

No job is too big or too small – from finding a missing branch to researching celebrities for SBS Australia’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, Born & Bred Historical Research service Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast, the Melbourne metropolitan area and regional Victoria as well as taking Australia-wide and international enquiries.

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