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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

Australia · Newspapers

Thursday’s Tips – Other newspapers for Australia

Last week, I wrote about Trove.  This week, I am going to write about the other sites with online newspapers. The main two others sites I use for newspapers in Australia are the Herald Sun Tributes and the Ryerson Index.  I also occasionally use Herald Sun Tributes Other newspapers have online archives, but they… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Other newspapers for Australia · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Fold3 · Friday Finds · Newspapers

Friday Finds 3 Aug 2018

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at this week. Minden, Germany, Citizen Lists and Residence Registers, 1845-1902 30/07/2018 Minden, Germany, Marriages, 1874-1935 30/07/2018 Bad Doberan,… Continue reading Friday Finds 3 Aug 2018

My Heritage · Newspapers · United States

My Heritage Free Access to US Newspapers for the 4th of July

My Heritage has announced free access to their US Newspaper collections from 3 July to 8 July.  For more details read here. I have only come across one record collection at MyHeritage that has records for my family that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere, and that was the Rhode Island Newspapers.  I didn’t… Continue reading My Heritage Free Access to US Newspapers for the 4th of July · Australia · Newspapers

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001

The title of this collection at Ancestry is misleading.  The collection doesn't just include vital notices. In April this year,I upgraded to the All Access subscription at Ancestry, which included subscriptions to Fold3 and I had found a few articles on from The Age, that they were Publisher Extra articles.  Since these required… Continue reading Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001

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