52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #26 Simeon Sell

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme. This week’s theme was “Half-way”.  To determine which ancestor to use, I decided to find the ancestor born half-way between the current year of 2015,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #26 Simeon Sell

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Own Scavenger Hunt

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, the mission is: 1) You're going on a scavenger hunt - for records of one of your relatives.  You can pick a relative who lived in… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Own Scavenger Hunt

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Bigwood (England)

The one person in this tree with this surname is Elizabeth Bigwood. She married Thomas Wimpew on 31 March 1706 in Frome, Somerset, England. I have not yet been able to find a baptism or burial entry for Elizabeth. Thomas and Elizabeth had 5 children: • Benjamin christened 4 Jan 1708 in Frome • John… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Bigwood (England)

FindMyPast

Findmypast Fridays 26 June 2015

The following collections feature in this week’s Findmypast Fridays: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Australia Convict Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1867 New South Wales Registers Of Convicts’ Applications To Marry 1825-1851 Victoria Prison Registers 1855-1960 Sligo Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers 1848-1859 Clare Poor Law Unions Board Of Guardians Minute Books Irish newspaper update North West Kent Baptisms… Continue reading Findmypast Fridays 26 June 2015

FamilySearch

FamilySearch updates 25 June 2015

The following are the new and updated collections from FamilySearch this week BillionGraves Index 24 Jun 2015 Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 24 Jun 2015 Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1804-1874 24 Jun 2015 Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 24 Jun 2015 Peru, Callao, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 23 Jun 2015 Brazil, Pernambuco,… Continue reading FamilySearch updates 25 June 2015

Australia - Victoria · Newspapers

Wednesday’s Resources – Obituaries & Death notices in Victoria, Australia

Three weeks ago I looked at the Birth, Death and Marriages Indexes from Victoria, and mentioned that, due to the cost of ordering certificates, that alternative means of finding death dates were to use cemetery records and death notices or obituaries.  Last week I focused on cemetery records, and this week I’ll be looking at… Continue reading Wednesday’s Resources – Obituaries & Death notices in Victoria, Australia

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #25 Harry Docwra

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme. This week's theme was: The Old Homestead: Have you visited an ancestral home? Do you have photos of an old family house? Do you have homesteading ancestors?… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #25 Harry Docwra

Ancestry.com.au

Ancestry updates 22 June 2015

The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week NEW  U.S., Applications for Authorization for Inter-Island Travel, 1947-1952 19/06/2015 NEW  Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991 19/06/2015 NEW  Web: Lawrence County, Alabama, Burial Index, 1835-2014 19/06/2015 UPDATED  Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 17/06/2015 NEW  Australia Newspaper Vital Notices, 1851-1997 16/06/2015 UPDATED  Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 16/06/2015

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday afternoon genealogy fun – Three stories for Father’s Day

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. Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 1)  Sunday, 21 June, is Father's Day.  Let's celebrate by writing a blog… Continue reading Sunday afternoon genealogy fun – Three stories for Father’s Day