Australia - Victoria · Cemeteries · FamilySearch · Researching your family history

Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

At this stage, I am still focusing on websites that are free to search with records from Victoria, Australia.   I started with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and then looked at websites with newspapers.  The next type of record I use are cemetery records.  The first site I use to find cemetery records… Continue reading Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

Australia - Victoria · Births, deaths, marriages

Thursday Tips – Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria

This series of blogs highlights resources I use in my family history research, or other tips on researching your family history. Since my ancestors came to Australia between 1840 and 1863, and all ended up in Victoria, my focus to begin with will be on resources here in Victoria. The first resource I am going… Continue reading Thursday Tips – Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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