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

Australia · Free resources

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

Australia - Victoria · Newspapers

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

Australia · Cemeteries

Wednesday’s Resources – Australian Cemeteries

Two 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.  This week I’ll focus on cemetery records. One resource to use when trying to… Continue reading Wednesday’s Resources – Australian Cemeteries

Australia - Victoria · Births, deaths, marriages

Wednesday’s resources – Birth death marriage indexes for Victoria, Australia

Each week, I focus on either a new (or updated) record collection at ancestry.com.au, FamilySearch or Findmypast, or one of the other resources that I have used when researching my family history.  This week none of the new or updated collections appealed to me (I couldn’t think of any of my ancestors or relations who would be on… Continue reading Wednesday’s resources – Birth death marriage indexes for Victoria, Australia