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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

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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

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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

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Wednesdays Resources – Top free genealogy websites from Australia

On Monday I came across the post, 10 most recommended Free Genealogy research Sites at Familyhistorydaily.com. This site also had the related Top 50 Free Genealogy sites, and 25 Free Genealogy sites lists. These lists only mentioned one website from Australia, Linc Tasmania, so I have decided to set up my own list of the main… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Top free genealogy websites from Australia

Australia - Victoria · Births, deaths, marriages · Cemeteries · Newspapers

Wednesdays resources – combining resources

Over the past few weeks, I have looked at three types of records that can be used to find birth, death and marriage information for an ancestor/relative in Victoria, Australia.  This week, I will be giving a practical example of how the three records can be used together, to save on the cost of ordering… Continue reading Wednesdays resources – combining resources

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Wednesday’s Resources – Obituaries & Death notices in Victoria, Australia

Three weeks ago I looked at the Birth, Death and Marriages Indexes from Victoria, and mentioned that, due to the cost of ordering certificates, that alternative means of finding death dates were to use cemetery records and death notices or obituaries.  Last week I focused on cemetery records, and this week I’ll be looking at… Continue reading Wednesday’s Resources – Obituaries & Death notices in Victoria, Australia