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

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