Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 13 November 2009

Australia

Bean’s Gallipoli: The Diaries of Australia’s Official War Correspondent – K. Fewster – $29.95
‘Bean’s Gallipoli’ reveals the innermost thoughts, hopes and criticisms of the man who, more than any other, shaped the Anzac legend.

Australians Volume 1: Origins to Eureka – T. Keneally – $59.95
In this first volume of a unique history of Australia, ‘people’ are always centre stage, as bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full justice to the rich and colourful nature of our unique national character.

Thoughts on Convict Management – DATA CD – $23.50
This volume is set out in two parts. The first section focuses on the management of convicts. The second section contains miscellaneous information, such as information on crime in, and emigration to Van Diemen’s Land, introduction of Representative Government and Management of Aborigines.

Railway Guide of New South Wales 1886 – DATA CD – $19.50
The ‘Railway Guide of New South Wales’ was published as a convenient reference for tourists, excursionists and other people who travelled by train.

Queensland Government Gazette 1888 – DATA CD – $47.50
Now that the Government Gazettes are on CD you can search for any name or place easily. But they offer researchers much more than simply names and places. They will help you reconstruct events and circumstances in the life of individuals and communities. Listing the names of people, together often with either a residence or occupation, this is useful for any historian, as it helps to reconstruct events that happened over 120 years ago.

From Settlement to City: A History of Tea Tree Gully 1836-1993 – DATA CD – $29.50
In this history of the district of Tea Tree Gully, originally published in 1976, Ian Auhl has traced the occupation and settlement of the district and the growth of its seven early villages and townships: Houghton, Hope Valley, Highbury, Tea Tree Gully, Modbury, Golden Grove and Inglewood. He has also included the story of local government in the area since its beginnings in 1853 and has added a brief summary of the growth of the recently proclaimed City of Tea Tree Gully.

England

The Returns for Yorkshire West Riding of the Poll Tax 1379 – DATA CD – $25.00
Published in 1882, this is a copy of the 1379 Poll Tax Returns for the West Riding of Yorkshire. The returns are arranged by wapentake, then sub-divided into towns and villages. Many hundreds of names of men and women are listed. An excellent resource for family historians with Yorkshire ancestors.

Lancashire Parish Registers: Burnley 1562-1653 – DATA CD – $25.00
Transcripts of the parish registers for the Parochial Chapelry of Burnley, covers 22,975 acres and comprising Burnley (including Townley with Brunshaw), Habergham Eaves, Ightenhill Park, Reedley Hallows (including Filly Close and New Laund Booth), Briercliffe with Extwistle, Worsthorn with Hurstwood, and Cliviger. Complete with indexes of places, names and churchwardens.

Cornwall Parish Registers: Illogan 1720-1812 – DATA CD – $21.00
Covering the 1720-1812 period, the baptisms for Illogan are on this CD-ROM. These transcriptions are taken from the actual parish records, BTs & FETs available at the County Records Office, Truro, Cornwall.

Cornwall Parish Registers: Illogan 1813-1840 – DATA CD – $21.00
Covering the 1813-1840 period, the baptisms for Illogan are on this CD-ROM. These transcriptions are taken from the actual parish records, BTs & FETs available at the County Records Office, Truro, Cornwall.

Ireland

Families of County Kerry – M. O’Laughlin – $69.95
‘Families of Country Kerry’ includes: Catholic and Protestant; native Irish; settler families from England, Scotland, and Wales; County Map; Coats of Arms; and more. Information contained here-in dates from the earliest times to the modern era.

Families of County Limerick – M. O’Laughlin – $69.95
Families of County Limerick is a book that focuses exclusively on families of County Limerick. Part of the Irish Families Series, it includes: maps, heraldic arms, illustration, and covers Catholic and Protestant; native Irish; settler families from England, Scotland, and Wales and more. Information contained here-in dates from the earliest times to the modern era.

Evils of the State of Ireland – DATA CD – $21.50
Published in London in 1837 by J. Hatchard & Son, John Revans’ “Evils of the State of Ireland; their Causes and Remedy – A Poor Law”, a publication that witnesses a second edition, before the eventual passing of the 1838 Poor Law Act and its implementation in Ireland. Containing some 153 printed pages “Evils of the State of Ireland” represented one of the more benign paths of social policy that could have been adopted by the British Government and implemented in Ireland.

Evicted Tenants in Ireland – DATA CD – $24.00
The collection of information issued by the Estates Commissioners’ Offices, which is republished here on fully-searchable CD-ROM, was originally issued in four separate collections, one for each of the four provinces of Ireland; the title page that introduces each of the four provincial parts of the publication reads as follows: List of Persons who have lodged Applications with the Estates Commissioners as Evicted Tenants, or as the representatives of Evicted Tenants, and who have been noted as suitable for holdings.

Scotland

Leslie Family Records – DATA CD – $34.50
This CD contains a collection of articles relating to the history of the Leslie family.

Memorials of Angus and the Mearns – DATA CD – $34.50
The full title of this work is “Memorials of Angus and the Mearns: Being an Account, Historical, Antiquarian, and Tradionary, of the Castles and Towns Visited by Edward I, and of the Barons, Clergy, and Others, Who Swore Fealty to England in 1291-6; Also, of the Abbey of Cupar and the Priory of Rostinoth”.

Douglas Family History from the Scots Peerage – DATA CD – $34.50
Here are presented the genealogical and historical records of all branches of the Douglas family holding titles of nobility that are in Sir James Balfour-Paul’s ‘bible’ The Scots Peerage.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide – National Archives of Scotland – $29.95 NEW EDITION
Written by the keepers of the records themselves, this official handbook is written in a friendly and accessible style for the family researcher. It shows you how to find, whether in person or online, records of births, marriages and deaths, wills, church registers, taxation lists, censuses, military records, property records and much more. Using this book, you can hold the pages of the past in your hand and shine a light on who your ancestors really were.

General

Family Tree Legacies: Preserving Memories Through Time – A. Stacy & D. Haddad – $45.00
This customizable family keepsake is the perfect place to record and share your family’s story. ‘Family Tree Legacies’ helps you keep track of basic information and special memories, including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, important dates and much more.

How to Do Everything Genealogy – G. Morgan – $39.95
‘How to Do Everything Genealogy’ explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and successful techniques for web-based research. You’ll get new information on DNA-based records, social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, the latest hardware and software and much more.

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