Ancestry.com.au · RootsMagic Family Tree Software

My thoughts on RootsMagic’s TreeShare

Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog in his post Looking at My New RootsMagic Upload Ancestry Member Tree and Source Citations shared his concerns about the way that RootsMagic TreeShare converted the source citations from his RootsMagic database to Ancestry, so I decided to compare what happens when I uploaded a Gedcom from Legacy to… Continue reading My thoughts on RootsMagic’s TreeShare

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 30 Jun 2017

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The  following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED Northern Territory, Australia, Probate Index, 1911-1994 29/06/2017 UPDATED Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers,… Continue reading Friday Finds 30 Jun 2017

Ancestry.com.au · Researching your family history · RootsMagic Family Tree Software

Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

In my post, Getting organized for my genealogy do-over, I had incorporated using hints to find records, and for attaching hints to my Ancestry tree.  After doing this for my 2 grandfathers, I determined that the best way to find all the records for them was to search manually. There were no hints for my… Continue reading Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

Ancestry.com.au · Censuses and Voter lists · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · My Heritage · United States

United States State Censuses & Voter lists – Alabama to Florida

This week I am continuing my series comparing the record collections at the three main genealogy sites, FindMyPast, Ancestry and MyHeritage.  Last week I compared the collections for the Federal censuses for the United States.  This week, I am comparing the collections for the states from A (Alabama) to F (Florida). Name Whether contains images… Continue reading United States State Censuses & Voter lists – Alabama to Florida

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Which Ancestor Do You Admire the Most?

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)  The Family History Hound listed 20 Questions about your Ancestor, and I'm going to use some of them in the next few months.… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Which Ancestor Do You Admire the Most?

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Mansfield

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Dora Mansfield.  The relationship to my ex-husband is: 21 Dora Mansfield (1844-1913) Dora was baptized 31 March 1844 at Tralee, Kerry, Ireland. She married James Smith on 26 February 1873 at Nuntin in the Colony of Victoria.  They had five children: Thomas Smith (1873-1935) Mary… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Mansfield

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 23 June 2017

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The  following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week.   UPDATED Louisiana, Soldiers in the War of 1812 21/06/2017 UPDATED U.S., Obituary Collection,… Continue reading Friday Finds 23 June 2017

Ancestry.com.au · Australia · Newspapers

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001

The title of this collection at Ancestry is misleading.  The collection doesn't just include vital notices. In April this year,I upgraded to the All Access subscription at Ancestry, which included subscriptions to Fold3 and Newspapers.com. I had found a few articles on Newspapers.com from The Age, that they were Publisher Extra articles.  Since these required… Continue reading Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001