Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – What Genealogy Resource Are You Thankful For?

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 was:

1)  What Genealogy Resource are you thankful for?  Is it an organization, software, websites, repositories, persons, or something else?

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or on Facebook.  Please drop a link in a comment to this post so that every reader can read about your resource.

Randy wrote about being thankful for FamilySearch. I am also thankful for FamilySearch, for the same reasons.  But I also have to mention (.au).  Although Ancestry isn’t free, it also holds a huge number of record collections from around the world, and I am particularly thankful for their parish collections from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, and Somerset, as these are four of the counties that my ancestors came to Australia from. Ancestry also has the Australian Electoral rolls, which help me trace the movement of my ancestors, and their descendants, in the 20th century.  It also provides me with indexes, to help me to remember to look at the free websites online, such as the Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria website, NSW State Archives, Public Record Office Victoria, National Archives of Australia (just to name a few of the main websites I use).

I am also thankful for Trove.  This site has proven to be a goldmine in finding newspaper articles for my family here in Australia.