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

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

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

Births, deaths, marriages, United States

Wednesday’s Resources – U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Each week, I focus on either a new (or updated) record collection at ancestry.com.au, FamilySearch orFindmypast, or one of the other resources that I have used when researching my family history.  This week, since this collection had been mentioned on a number of different blogs, I decided on the new ancestry.com.au - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.… Continue reading Wednesday’s Resources – U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Births, deaths, marriages, FamilySearch, United States

Wednesdays resources – Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934

Each week, I focus on either a new (or updated) record collection at ancestry.com.au, FamilySearch orFindmypast, or one of the other resources that I have used when researching my family history.  This week I decided on a collection (I’m not sure if it was a new or updated collection) at FamilySearch - Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 My husband’s 2x… Continue reading Wednesdays resources – Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934

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

Births, deaths, marriages, United Kingdom

Wednesdays Resources – England & Wales civil registration

Births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales can be divided into 2 main sections – events prior to 1837, which fall under Church or Parish records, and those after 1837, which fall under civil registration. This post looks at civil registration.  The indexes to these can be found on a number of different sites… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – England & Wales civil registration

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

Australia - Northern Territory, Births, deaths, marriages, FindMyPast

Northern Territory births, deaths and marriages

In preparing my Findmypast Fridays post, I noticed one of their collections was “Northern Territory birth, death and marriage indexes, 1870-1918”. The Northern Territory didn’t exist until 1911.  Up until 1911, the area was part of South Australia (and earlier part of New South Wales), and I would have thought that the records would be… Continue reading Northern Territory births, deaths and marriages