Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · Scotland · ScotlandsPeople

How I research my Scottish ancestors

I use 3 sites – Ancestry, ScotlandsPeople and FamilySearch Ancestry: I use Ancestry for the censuses, because all the people in the household are listed.  Although the images are on ScotlandsPeople, the index on ScotlandsPeople only shows the person you looked for, and not the other members in the household, and it can get quite… Continue reading How I research my Scottish ancestors

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Friday Finds 31 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 Munich, Germany, Nazi Documentation Regarding Jews, 1919-1946 (USHMM) 29/05/2019 UPDATED 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave… Continue reading Friday Finds 31 May 2019

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Friday Finds 24 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 Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 22/05/2019 UPDATED Weber and Piute Counties, Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940 22/05/2019 UPDATED Oregon,… Continue reading Friday Finds 24 May 2019

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

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

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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

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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

Ancestry.com.au · Australia · Military

Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945

Entries in this collection at Ancestry.com sometimes have a link to records on Fold3.  There are two reasons why I prefer to go directly to the National Archives of Australia website. Firstly, the National Archives website is free, so you don’t need to take out a separate subscription to access the records, and secondly, it’s… Continue reading Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945

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Friday Finds 26 April 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 Canada Historical Postcards, 1893-1963 24/04/2019 UPDATED England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 24/04/2019 UPDATED… Continue reading Friday Finds 26 April 2019