Genealogy and History Additions – 20 November 2009

Australia

New South Wales Telephone Directories 1930s: Sydney – DATA CD – $79.50
These four New South Wales Telephone Directories from the 1930s all include the city and surrounding suburb exchanges of Sydney including: the City North, the City South, Ashfield, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Manly, Sutherland and many more.

South Australian Almanac and Directory 1845 (Allen) – DATA CD – $23.50
The Almanac contains a range of useful information on various statistics, Acts, information on the geography of South Australia, together with Justices of the Peace, charges for licences and more. The Adelaide Directory section list names alphabetically by surname, together with their occupation and street address.

Tasmanian Government Gazette 1908 – DATA CD – $47.50
Example entry taken from the 7 January 1908 issue:

  • Register of Midwives [please note: only a few entries transcribed here - this does go on for pages]
    No. / Name / Address / How qualified / When Registered
    92 / Ayres, Mary / 32 Bathurst-st., Launceston / 6. – II 1 Edward V11., 24 / May 9 1902
    363 / Allen, Ida Weston / Old Beach / Certificate of British Lying-in Hospital / February 19 1906
    316 / Blyth, Amy T. / St. John-street, Launceston / Certificate of Queens Victoria Hospital, Launceston / December 23 1904
    402 / Benjafield, Winifred / Hastings / Honors Certificate of Queen Victoria Hospital, 28 June, 1906 / August 5 1907

Torrens Valley Historical Journal No. 72 (August 2009) – Book – $8.00
This volume continues on with references from ‘The Mount Barker Courier’ newspaper, which was a weekly paper that came out on Fridays. All references which relate to the area of interest (Torrens Valley region) are noted, with the exception of the District Council reports.

England

The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire Illustrated – DATA CD – $25.00
The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire Illustrated was published by the ‘Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury’ newspaper. It was a souvenir of a prize competition and correspondence in the pages of the ‘Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury’, published in 1907. It includes topographical and historical notes and over 50 full page photographs. This is a real ‘snapshot’ of Edwardian rural Yorkshire.

Devon Parish Registers: Hemyock 1635-1837 – DATA CD – $25.00
Transcripts of the registers for the parish of Hemyock, covering Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for the period 1635 to 1837. Also contains Bishops’ Transcripts for the years 1602, 1606, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1617, 1625, 1626, 1633 and 1636. Complete with an index of names and places.

Yorkshire Manorial Records: Sheffield c.1384-1660 – DATA CD – $25.00
Hundreds of names are mentioned, in connection with transfer of copyhold land, disputes, crimes etc. Even includes deduced family trees. Complete with a useful index. Essential for family historians with Sheffield and district ancestors.

The History of Parish Registers in England – DATA CD – $24.00
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-ROM, John Southerden Burn’s “The History of Parish Registers in England” presents a thorough critique of the parish registers of England, their origins anomalies and uses and is a must for the contemporary user of parish records in England.

Scotland

The Loyall Dissuasive and Other Papers Concerning the Affairs of Clan Chattan – DATA CD – $34.50
This work centers around Sir AEneas, the events of the period noted – when civil wars raged among the Highland families – and in particular MacPherson and Mackintosh, Farquharson, Fraser, Gordon, Grant, Keith, Leslie, MacDonald, Mackenzie, Maclean, Shaw, and Robertson. The work consists of an abstract of MacPherson’s life, the Loyall Dissuasive itself, and extensive introductions and commentaries, all centered around the question of Jacobitism and the role of these great families.

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

Historical Account of the Family of Frisel of Fraser – DATA CD – $34.50
The rest of the title describes more: “Historical Account of the Family of Frisel or Fraser, Particularly Fraser of Lovat, Embracing Various Notices, Illustrative of National Customs and Manners, with Original Correspondence of Simon, Lord Lovat”.

Alexander Family Histories – DATA CD – $34.50
A Collection of Materials Relating to the History of the Alexander family. This CD contains three separate books or articles relating to the history of the Alexanders.

Boyd Family Records – DATA CD – $34.50
The “Boyd Family Records” is a collection of articles relating to the Boyd Family compiled together on a CD-ROM. This collection contains four separate articles relating to the history of the Boyd family.

History of the Partition of the Lennox – DATA CD – $34.50
This work is a detailed examination of the complicated genealogical, historical, and legal problems involved with settling the rightful ownership of the Earldom of Lennox, a region also known as the Sheriffdom of Dunbarton.

Small Graveyards Monumental Inscriptions, Dundee – DATA CD – $39.50
This is a collection of monumental inscriptions for four small cemeteries around Dundee: Logie Cemetery, Logie Street; St Peters Churchyard, St Peters Street; St Andrews Churchyard, King Street; and Roodyards Cemetery, Broughty Ferry Road.

History of Clan MacFarlane – DATA CD – $34.50
The Clan MacFarlane is a branch of the ancient Celtic Earls of Lennox, descending from Gilchrist, younger brother of Malduin, Earl of Lennox, who gave him the lands of Arrochar on the western shore of Loch Lomond about 1230. This is an historical and genealogical account of the clan, chief by chief, from Gilchrist down to John, the 22nd chief in the early twentieth century. There is as well a discussion of the main MacFarlane septs, including: McAllan, Arrol, Barclay, MacGreusach, MacInstalker, MacNiter, MacNair, Robb, McWilliam, Weir, MacJock (or Jackson), and MacCondy.

Software & Related Products

The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2010 – T. Pedersen – $37.50
This in-depth guide will help you use Family Tree Maker 2010 to create a family history that you and your family will treasure for years. Start building your tree by entering what you already know. Then follow the author’s step-by-step instructions to locate more information about your ancestors online, add photographs and rich media files, design charts and reports to display and share, and view your ancestral homelands on maps.

The Family Tree Maker 2010 Little Book of Answers: Tips, Tools and Extras – T. Pedersen – $15.00
Whether you want to learn how to create a family health history, discover the best way to enter adopted individuals in your tree, or create custom exported files, the “Little Book of Answers” can help. In quick, easy-to-understand topics, you’ll learn how to adapt Family Tree Maker 2010 to work for you and your unique family. Works as a great companion piece to The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2010.

Scrapbooking

Kaisercraft Duchess Alpha Stickers – Scrapbooking – $6.95
Three pages of antique styled serif letter stickers. Includes uppercase, lowercase and numbers.

Kaisercraft Duchess Die-Cut Elements – Scrapbooking – $3.50
This pack of die-cuts (pre-cut) will be a welcome addition to your family heritage pages. With a total of 22 die-cuts featuring journalling boxes, circles, corner frames, titles boxes, and edgings there’s plenty here for several pages.

Paper Pizazz 8×8 Blue Definitions – Scrapbooking – $0.90
Sold as a single sheet, this page which measures 8″x8″ page (20.5cmx20.5cm) is great if you just wish to create a small page for an individual and family, or use it on a larger 12″x12″ or A4 size page. Pale blue coloured, this paper contains words like reflections, treasure, destiny, mother, legacy, home, memories and more in typewriter font written all over the page. So why not create your own memories.

EK Success Jolees Stickers: Family Tree – Scrapbooking – $8.95
You will love these 3D stickers from EK Success. This Family Tree design is MADE just for the genealogist! The pack contains eleven pieces – a tree with a sign saying “my family”, a cart, and 9 apples each labeled with a family connection (me, sister, brother, dad, aunt, grandma etc.).

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