New to Ancestry Library Edition

July 27, 2011

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Ancestry have recently added the following Australian databases to their website Tasmania, Australia, Passenger Arrivals, 1829-1957 Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930 New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

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British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

New Irish records now available on

March 22, 2011

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A collection of valuable Irish land records are now available on the website. You can search nineteenth century tithe applotment books, Griffith’s valuation records and ordnance survey maps that… Read More ›

Hurstbridge Advertiser 1922-39 now available on Trove

February 10, 2011

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Another Victorian newspaper has been added to the growing collection of digitised newspapers available on the Trove website. While you can search and browse some issues of the Hurstbridge Advertiser… Read More ›

Tweeting genealogy

January 21, 2011

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I know what you’re thinking, Twitter and family history? Could the medium that has so utterly enthralled Gen Y, actually be useful for genealogists? The answer is YES. Twitter, has… Read More ›

New FamilySearch website

January 14, 2011

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FamilySearch have launched their new website and it offers some new features designed to make it easier to find your ancestors. I like how you can simply search by name… Read More ›

Australian Women’s Weekly now online

December 2, 2010

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The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly is now available to peruse at your pleasure. The National Library has digitized early editions of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 – 1982, available… Read More ›

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

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A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›

UK 1911 census soon to be available on

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites: will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

New on Ancestry Library Edition

July 26, 2010

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Ancestry have added a number of interesting new databases to their website recently. Of most interest to Australian researchers are the following new birth, death and marriage indexes: Australia Birth… Read More ›