The Ryerson Index Makes an Appeal to Australian Local Groups

The Ryerson Index is a website with over 2,800,000 death, funeral, probate and obituary notices from Australian newspapers. The Ryerson Index team have now put the call out to Family History or Local History Societies who are interested in indexing the notices from their local paper, can you help?

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Find Your Convict Ancestors Online for FREE

To celebrate Australia Day Ancestry.com.au are giving you FREE, unlimited access to the 2.3 million convicts records that they have online. Records such as Passenger Lists from the First Fleet, Muster rolls and Registers of Pardons dating back to 1788 are all there. Be quick, you only have FREE access until 31 January.

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Huge Tasmanian Convict Project is now Underway

A major new research project delves deep into the past. The secret lives of our Tasmanian convict ancestors are going to be revealed in a major new research project. A collaboration between demographers, historians, epidemiologists and genealogists. By examining birth, death and marriage records and other historical sources …

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Rookwood Cemetery, Convict Arrivals, Electoral Rolls and More added to FindMyPast.com.au

Australian online data company, FindMyPast.com.au has been busy adding a heap of data (approx. 1,500,000 records) online in the last few weeks. So if you haven’t checked back recently, you might like to recheck.

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New Australian Genealogy Records Online – September 2010

Looking for new records to search? Online? Well, load up your computer, and get browsing, as there is a whole heap of new Australian genealogy records which have recently made it online, just waiting for you to search.

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Upgrading Your Trial findmypast.com.au Subscription to a Paid Subscription

Australia’s new findmypast.com.au website offers a 24 hour free trial, which allows you to try it out before subscribing. You can then convert this to a paid subscription or, renew a lapsed paid subscription, but you will need to follow the following steps …

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Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes added to Ancestry

The announcement has just been been made that Ancestry.com.au and Ancestry.co.uk have added Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Index Records (aka Vital Records to our US friends) to their websites. Featuring 15 million Australians, and dating back more than 200 years to when modern Australia was settled in 1788 …

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New Australian Genealogy Records Online – June 2010

It is true that Australia seems to be behind the rest of the world (well, the US and UK) as far as getting genealogical data online. But it is coming, bit-by-bit. This is a listing of new ‘Australian’ data added online recently …

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Has Privacy Laws Gone Too Far?

State Records of SA have withdrawn access to Series GRG21/1: 1885 Land Tax Returns. This series was particularly valued by family history researchers, not only because in one listing every land owner in the colony was listed, but because of the extensive information …

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Wrap-up of the FindMyPast talks in Australia

She came, she talked, she went – it really was a flying visit. So who am I talking about? Recently Gould Genealogy was privileged to have Elaine Collins from FindMyPast.co.uk come and visit … and we managed to get just a few pics in before she left as proof (but that’s later). Firstly the meetings […]

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New Australian Genealogy Records Online – May 2010

While Australia is a little behind the rest of the world in online-genealogy content, it is coming bit-by-bit, and as some significant databases have gone online recently I thought I would make mention of it – just in case you missed them.

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findmypast.com.au Announced at the NGS Conference

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: LEADING US, UK AND AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGY COMPANIES ANNOUNCE NEW VENTURE AT NGS CONFERENCE The following is a press release received today for “immediate release”: FamilyLink.com, Inc., findmypast.co.uk and Gould Genealogy & History announce agreement Findmypast.co.uk to take over worldvitalrecords.com.au Australian online service will be relaunched as findmypast.com.au supported by Gould Genealogy & History […]

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Australian Cemeteries Websites

One thing Australia doesn’t have is a single place to look for a burial. As there are numerous groups and individuals doing a wonderful job of photographing and transcribing our cemeteries, much of what would have otherwise been lost, we have compiled a listing of some of those that you can find online …

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