Ancestry.com.au, Australia - Victoria, Wills & probate

Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009

This collection became available on Ancestry on 9 January 2017.  I must admit, this collection had escaped my notice when it first appeared in the Recently Added and Updated collections, and I only noticed it in the last couple of days, as I have been going through the information I have for my ancestors, and… Continue reading Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009

Ancestry.com.au, Australia - Victoria, Cemeteries

More about the Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997 collection at ancestry.com.au

Yesterday, I provided information about the Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997 collection at Ancestry.  This morning, I was wondering if headstone photographs for these cemeteries were available online, and if there were, would I need the collection at ancestry? I decided to test this by looking for a headstone photograph for the… Continue reading More about the Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997 collection at ancestry.com.au

Ancestry.com.au, Australia - Victoria, Cemeteries

Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997

In preparing today’s Ancestry updates post, I noticed a new collection at ancestry: Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997 I wanted to see exactly what was in this collection, and found it contains the headstone transcriptions, for: Lilydale Cemetery Footscray Cemetery Boroondara Cemetery Kew Coburg Cemetery St Kilda Cemetery This website also has… Continue reading Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997

Australia, Births, deaths, marriages, Books, Cemeteries, Newspapers

Australian State Libraries

In my post Blogging from A to Z Challenge – A is for Avoca, I featured two transcriptions from the Maryborough Advertiser from 1937.  Although Trove is a great resource for finding information about our families, there are still many newspapers that haven’t been added yet.  For example, only the years 1914 to 1918 have been… Continue reading Australian State Libraries

Ancestry.com.au, Australia - New South Wales, Australia - Victoria, Immigration & Travel

Comparing records for the same event from separate archives

Ancestry is currently offering free access to the Australian Immigration collections.  Since I currently don't have a subscription, I decided to take this opportunity to review the immigration records I have for my ancestors. Prior to 1851, the area which became the colony of Victoria was part of the colony of New South Wales.  Records prior… Continue reading Comparing records for the same event from separate archives

Australia, Births, deaths, marriages, Free resources

Free BDM indexes in Australia

One of the new collections at FindMyPast this week is the Western Australian Birth Death and Marriage Indexes. I prefer to use the Western Australian Online Indexes.  Firstly, these indexes are free, you don’t need to have a subscription to FindMyPast (or Ancestry) in order to access the indexes.  Secondly, by using these indexes, if you find… Continue reading Free BDM indexes in Australia

Ancestry.com.au, Australia - Victoria, Immigration & Travel

Working with Victoria, Australia passenger lists at ancestry

In reviewing the new and updated collections at ancestry for my Ancestry updates post this week, I noticed that the Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923 collection had been updated. I then tried to find out exactly what information had been updated, but the “About this collection” didn’t really provide me with any… Continue reading Working with Victoria, Australia passenger lists at ancestry

Australia - Victoria, Births, deaths, marriages, Free resources

Victoria birth death marriage index now free

For the last few days, I had been trying to access the Historical Index for Victoria, and coming up with Then today I was reading the GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 13 November 2015 post, and found the following: http://geelonganddistrict.com/2015/11/11/3-cheers-for-vic-bdms/ Victoria has now made the Historical BDM index free to search.  Access to this free… Continue reading Victoria birth death marriage index now free