Ancestry.com.au, Australia, Births, deaths, marriages, My Heritage, New Zealand

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?

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

Ancestry.com.au, Australia, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand Censuses & Voter lists

Last week, I compared the collections on MyHeritage, FindMyPast and Ancestry for the Australian Electoral rolls.  To decide which collection to look at this week, I compared the categories from the 3 sites. The collections from MyHeritage and Ancestry are similar, but there are less main categories at FindMyPast, which makes a straight comparison a… Continue reading Australia & New Zealand Censuses & Voter lists

Ancestry.com.au, Australia, Censuses and Voter lists, FindMyPast, My Heritage

Australian Electoral rolls

The question is often raised: which of the 3 paid subscription sites is the best value for money: FindMyPast, Ancestry or MyHeritage? In my personal experience, I haven’t come across a record collection at MyHeritage that isn’t available on either FindMyPast or Ancestry, or for free elsewhere on the internet. I have 10,000 odd people… Continue reading Australian Electoral rolls

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