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Friday Finds 17 May 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 15/05/2019 UPDATED Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017 15/05/2019 UPDATED Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952… Continue reading Friday Finds 17 May 2019

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Tell A Story About Your Mother

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1)  Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the United States, so let's celebrate that! 2)  Tell us a story about your mother's… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Tell A Story About Your Mother

Researching your family history

Using multiple sources to confirm information

I was recently researching my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell’s brother, Edward Fitzgerald Russell.  I had a copy of his death certificate, which showed that he died at 62 Stirling Street Footscray, and the death certificate listed this as his residence. Then I came across an entry in the Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records,… Continue reading Using multiple sources to confirm information

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Friday Finds 10 May 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED New York State, Death Index, 1957-1968 08/05/2019 Queensland, Australia, Licensed Victuallers Index, 1900-1903 07/05/2019 The following… Continue reading Friday Finds 10 May 2019

Ancestry.com.au · Censuses and Voter lists · Researching your family history

The limitations of OCR

In working in the Australia Electoral rolls collection on Ancestry, I have come across numerous examples of instances when the OCR has not done a very good job.  Some names come out as gobblygook, while other names are missed completely. The following is a list of the years available on Ancestry for Victoria.  Those marked… Continue reading The limitations of OCR

Australia - Victoria · Births, deaths, marriages

Births Deaths and Marriages Indexes Victoria

My children’s ancestors came to Australia between 1840 and 1863, and all were in Victoria by 1870, so my main research has been in Victoria.  The first historical records I started using back at the end of 1992 were the birth death and marriage indexes, which were on microfiche at my local library (I was… Continue reading Births Deaths and Marriages Indexes Victoria

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Friday Finds 3 May 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED UK, Selected Records Relating to Kindertransport, 1938-1939 (USHMM) 01/05/2019 UPDATED U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970 01/05/2019… Continue reading Friday Finds 3 May 2019