Australia - Victoria · Cemeteries · FamilySearch · Researching your family history

Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

At this stage, I am still focusing on websites that are free to search with records from Victoria, Australia.   I started with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and then looked at websites with newspapers.  The next type of record I use are cemetery records.  The first site I use to find cemetery records… Continue reading Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

Australia · Newspapers

Thursday’s Tips – Other newspapers for Australia

Last week, I wrote about Trove.  This week, I am going to write about the other sites with online newspapers. The main two others sites I use for newspapers in Australia are the Herald Sun Tributes and the Ryerson Index.  I also occasionally use Newspapers.com. Herald Sun Tributes Other newspapers have online archives, but they… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Other newspapers for Australia

Australia · Births, deaths, marriages · Censuses and Voter lists · Military · Parish Registers · Researching your family history · United Kingdom

My research checklist – an update

When I was researching my great grandparents, Joseph Whimpey and Sarah Jane Sharp, I found I needed to update my checklist. Sarah was born in 1853 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  She came with her parents to Australia in 1863.  Also, one of Joseph and Sarah’s son had been killed in the First World War.  I… Continue reading My research checklist – an update

Australia - Victoria · Births, deaths, marriages

Thursday Tips – Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria

This series of blogs highlights resources I use in my family history research, or other tips on researching your family history. Since my ancestors came to Australia between 1840 and 1863, and all ended up in Victoria, my focus to begin with will be on resources here in Victoria. The first resource I am going… Continue reading Thursday Tips – Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria

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

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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My Heritage or Ancestry?

A while ago on the Legacy Users Group on Facebook, someone raised the question; Ancestry or MyHeritage?  If you could only afford one, which should you choose? These are the statistics: From MyHeritage All Collections 6,512 Census & Voter Lists 125 Family Trees 28 Birth, Marriage & Death 1,070 Photos 2 Military 679 Immigration & Travel… Continue reading My Heritage or Ancestry?