Births, deaths, marriages · Censuses and Voter lists · England · Ireland · Parish Registers · Scotland · Wales

Thursday’s Tips – Free UK Genealogy and the GRO Online Indexes

For the United Kingdom, my starting point is the three Free UK Genealogy sites: FreeBMD This site has free indexes to the births, deaths and marriages for England and Wales from since the beginning of civil registration in 1837.  I use this site for marriages. I sometimes use this for births and deaths, if I… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Free UK Genealogy and the GRO Online Indexes

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Free websites for family history research

In this post, I am sharing the free websites I am currently using.  So far, these websites are for Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales and Scotland.  I am also going to copy this post to my Resources section, and update it as I expand my research into other countries. Births Deaths and Marriages Births Deaths… Continue reading Free websites for family history research

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Thursday’s Tips – Births, Deaths and Marriages for other Australian states and territories and New Zealand

My first post in this series was for the Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria website.  Since most of the information in that post applies to the other states as well, I have decided to just do the one post for the other Australian states and territories, and New Zealand. NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages Since… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Births, Deaths and Marriages for other Australian states and territories and New Zealand

Australia · Births, deaths, marriages · Censuses and Voter lists · Military · Parish Registers · Researching your family history · United Kingdom

My research checklist – an update

When I was researching my great grandparents, Joseph Whimpey and Sarah Jane Sharp, I found I needed to update my checklist. Sarah was born in 1853 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  She came with her parents to Australia in 1863.  Also, one of Joseph and Sarah’s son had been killed in the First World War.  I… Continue reading My research checklist – an update

Births, deaths, marriages · Victoria

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

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?

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