His many friends, acquaintances, listeners, and readers will be saddened to learn that Nick Vine Hall passed away on October 31. He was an author, genealogist, radio broadcaster, publisher, and maritime historian. He was also host of Genealogy and Family History, heard on radio stations throughout Australia for more than 25 years.
Among his many accomplishments, Nick was the author of Tracing Your Family History in Australia: A Guide to Sources and of Parish Registers in Australia: A List of Originals, Transcripts, Microforms & Indexes of Australian Parish Registers. Nick earned his full time living as a genealogist since 1979 and was invited to speak at dozens of genealogical conferences in Australia, America, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, China, and Japan.
Here is his obituary:
Nicholas John (Nick). Passed away October 31, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Late of Elsternwick VIC, formerly of Allambie Heights and Belrose. Much loved father of John and Katy, brother of Celia, partner and best friend of Patricia. Grandad of Jake, Alex, Hannah, Zoe and Daniel. Former husband of Tricia and father-in-law to Alan and Maxine.
Aged 62 years
Nick's family and friends are warmly invited to attend his funeral service, to be held in its entirety in St. Thomas' Anglican Church, corner of Church and McLean Streets, North Sydney, on Thursday (November 9, 2006) at 2 p.m.