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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

Ancestry.com.au · Victoria · Wills & probate

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

United Kingdom · Wills & probate

Wednesdays Resources – Probate Calendars England & Wales

Two weeks ago, I wrote about UK Gov Find a Will, which can be used instead of the England & Wales Probate Calendar collection at ancestry.  One of the featured collections in last week’s FindMyPast Fridays was Probate Calendars England & Wales. I currently don’t have a subscription to FindMyPast, but I have subscribed to… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Probate Calendars England & Wales

United Kingdom · Wills & probate

Wednesdays Resources – Gov UK Find a Will

I recently had to cancel my subscription to Ancestry, as I can’t afford it at the moment.  This made me look for alternative, preferably free, resources. One of the databases I wanted to find an alternative for was the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 When googling English National… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Gov UK Find a Will