Comments for Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:28:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on 70 Million Australian Records Free to Search for Four Days by Elaine Martin http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/08/70-million-australian-records-free-search-four-days/#comment-962432 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:28:23 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19883#comment-962432 I am searching for Helen Clarke (Denehen) came to Australia from Galbally Ireland with my Grandmother Margaret Cunningham (Denehen) in 1888 to Mackay north Qld. Any of her decendants

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Comment on 70 Million Australian Records Free to Search for Four Days by Name http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/08/70-million-australian-records-free-search-four-days/#comment-962246 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:23:53 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19883#comment-962246 Not working!!!

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Comment on UK Prison Hulk Records 1802-1849 now online by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/09/uk-prison-hulk-records-1802-1849-now-online/#comment-962220 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:46:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=1946#comment-962220 Hi David, For records relating to to prison hulks, I’d start by checking out what TNA has (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/)

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Comment on UK Prison Hulk Records 1802-1849 now online by David Holmes http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/09/uk-prison-hulk-records-1802-1849-now-online/#comment-962054 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:32:36 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=1946#comment-962054 Hi
John Berry (Bery) was onboard Ganymede from about September 1838 until the Ganymede was broken up later that year. He wasn’t deported until 12th May 1839 onboard Parkfield. How can I find where he was hed afrer Ganymede was broken up.
Thanks

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Comment on Tasmania Birth, Death & Marriage Records 1803-1933 Now Online by Kevin Lawson http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/04/tasmania-birth-death-marriage-records-1803-1933-now-online/#comment-961818 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:24:18 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=12829#comment-961818 I am trying to find details of the children of Private George Lawson, Chief constable of Launceston Tasmania
from,1821 until his death in,1827
I would like Marriage details and births of their children and their deaths??

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Comment on Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!! by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/03/help-my-digger-disks-wont-work-on-my-new-computer/#comment-960682 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:28:55 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15688#comment-960682 Hi Michael, Sorry BDM Revival doesn’t work with your Vital Records CDs. The only way I can think of that should work, would be to buy Windows Emulation software which will make your computer think that it is an XP machine. Incidentally this method should also work for the Digger disks.

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Comment on Win Your DNA Journey With Momondo by israfil http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/06/win-dna-journey-momondo/#comment-960442 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:20:29 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19635#comment-960442 I like this but it’s closed like Bes’s says. Unlucky :(

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Comment on Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!! by Michael http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/03/help-my-digger-disks-wont-work-on-my-new-computer/#comment-960279 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:03:57 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15688#comment-960279 could you please advise does the BDM Revival support Vital Records Brittish Isles 1528/1888
and Australian Vital Records Index 1788/1905
further to my earlier email

Thanks Michael

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Comment on Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!! by Michael http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/03/help-my-digger-disks-wont-work-on-my-new-computer/#comment-960277 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15688#comment-960277 Hello I have the following Family history CDs but cannot run them on my windows 10 laptop can you offer advice on what i should do to run these i gather they would run on windows 95/98 and xp
but is there a way i can view them on my current laptop

Australian vital records index 1788/1903
Vital Records Index Brittish Isles 1528 to 188. six CDs including Resource File Viewer
Tasmanian Pioneers index 1803 / 1899
NSW great war index 1919/1945,
NSW Federation Index 1889/1918
Vctorian Death index 1921/1985
Federation Edwardian & Great War Indexes 1889/1920

Thanks Michael

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Comment on Easier Access to South Australian Court Records by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/07/easier-access-to-south-australian-court-records/#comment-960220 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:15:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=13622#comment-960220 I would be firstly putting in a request with the Supreme Court (as detailed above), but you could also check with State Records SA, but I don’t believe they’ll have anything that recent, still worth checking though.

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Comment on Easier Access to South Australian Court Records by Chris Coolledge http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/07/easier-access-to-south-australian-court-records/#comment-960073 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:24:04 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=13622#comment-960073 How can I obtain a copy of a Matrimonial Petition (Divorce) for my father Benjamin john Merritt one in 1922 & another in 1926.

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Comment on Win Your DNA Journey With Momondo by Bev http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/06/win-dna-journey-momondo/#comment-957654 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:24:02 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19635#comment-957654 Oh, I see it was at 10:00 today CEST – NVM

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Comment on Win Your DNA Journey With Momondo by Bev http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/06/win-dna-journey-momondo/#comment-957651 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:22:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19635#comment-957651 Contest is already closed although your site says it closes today. You might want to change that, I am disappointed as I left it to the last minute and can’t enter now.

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Comment on Family Tree Maker 2014 Patch Update (22.0.0.1260 or 22.0.0.260) by Susan Lee http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/02/family-tree-maker-2014-patch-update-22-0-0-1260-or-22-0-0-260/#comment-956830 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 06:39:48 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15384#comment-956830 family tree maker 2014 will not sync. Now it will not open saying it was not shut down properly. says to compact file but cannot open it to do this.

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Comment on Activating Your Free Ancestry Subscription within Family Tree Maker by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2012/04/activating-your-free-ancestry-subscription-within-family-tree-maker/#comment-956648 Sun, 14 Aug 2016 23:54:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=7481#comment-956648 Don, If you can’t do this yourself, you’ll need to get in touch with Ancestry. You can find their contact details here:
http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/how-do-i-contact-ancestry/

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Comment on Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8 (2016) by Gabriella Tsiprou http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/08/who-do-you-think-you-are-australia-season-8-2016/#comment-956265 Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:58:51 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19786#comment-956265 Lucky researchers for Delta’s show as most of her father’s line has been traced to the 1600s and is already on their site. I am looking forward to the show to see if they have found some new and interesting stories. Hope to see to at the upcoming reunion Delta if you have caught the family history bug.

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Comment on 8 Features of FamilySearch You’re Probably Not Using by Valerie Anderson http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/03/8-features-familysearch-youre-probably-not-using/#comment-955187 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:52:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18515#comment-955187 This is a fantastic up-to-date summary of the FamilySearch.org extras, but it needs one addition. My favourite way to access some hidden away sections of FamilySearch.org is to use the interactive world map found under Search tab. (It can appear either to the right of the boxes where you would normally type in names, dates and places OR further down the screen under those boxes in some web browsers.)

By choosing an area of the world like Australia/ New Zealand, then the country. eg. Australia, you access a “country portal”. You instantly see the number of “collections” relevant to the country (instead of scrolling through thousands as suggested in your post above- much more efficient). You can access the country specific parts of other sections of the FamilySearch.org website. eg. the Catalog, the Learning Centre (otherwise hidden away under Help as mentioned above), the usual Search Records boxes to type in (but pre-limited to eg. Australia). You can also scroll to the bottom of the page (beneath the Search boxes which only have INDEXED records) to access the UNINDEXED digitised* records (mentioned in your list).
I suggest everyone start searching this way unless they need to cross between different countries. I teach my Family History Centre staff and the Genealogy society groups I lecture to on FamilySearch.org to do this.
* The UNINDEXED records seem to require a user to be logged in (ie. have a FamilySearch account) to see the film pages.
NB. The BOOKS have varying levels of accessibility. Some require just an account, more are accessible in a Family History Centre and some are restricted to places like the USA or the Family History LIBRARY in Utah. (I’ve noticed many periodicals are more restricted. It depends on the licensing agreements of the institutions supplying the books/periodicals.) If you can’t get the document at home, try the FHC if near one.

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Comment on Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8 (2016) by Maxwell Cluff http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/08/who-do-you-think-you-are-australia-season-8-2016/#comment-954589 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:34:29 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19786#comment-954589 The series of WDYTYA has been great in showing the diversity of peoples backgrounds and the variety of their stories.

These stories have been great but have occasionally made me envious of the assistance of professionals in following up ancestors and their stories.

I hope we will continue to see further stories in the WDYTYA Series

Regards
Max

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Comment on Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8 (2016) by Lance Buckley http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/08/who-do-you-think-you-are-australia-season-8-2016/#comment-954563 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:24:34 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19786#comment-954563 It’s great to see WDYTYA coming back. A really great series. I have been doing my family history for nearly 30 years and find the show very interesting. The only thing I would like to see is that WDYTYA do a series on the everyday person instead of the well-known. I know this is done for ratings but would love to see this happen at one stage.

I have entered my Family Tree Webpage below.

Thanks for the great previous series and I am sure the next one will be just as good.
Kindest Regards,
Lance

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Comment on Activating Your Free Ancestry Subscription within Family Tree Maker by Don Hinton http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2012/04/activating-your-free-ancestry-subscription-within-family-tree-maker/#comment-954164 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:54:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=7481#comment-954164 I need to re activate my account. Believe my prior credit data has expired
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Comment on Big News for Australia’s 2016 Census by Rod http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/03/big-news-australias-2016-census/#comment-950766 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:11:57 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19337#comment-950766 Trust me I’m here from the Government – [yeah right]. I promise you your information will be confidential [fingers crossed]. It will not be [knowingly] shared with another party unless a future government changes the rules and makes us do so. Guess what, despite what we say now, we will have to share your info then won’t we? You have no say in the matter [sheeple].
Just thought I would fill in a few blanks!!

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Comment on How to Download a GEDCOM File from Ancestry by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/04/how-to-download-a-gedcom-file-from-ancestry/#comment-949764 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:31:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17749#comment-949764 Hello George, if you’re still having problems downloading a file from Ancestry, get in touch with their customer service team, and they’ll be able to help you. You can find theie contact numbers here: http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/how-do-i-contact-ancestry/

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Comment on How to Download a GEDCOM File from Ancestry by George http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/04/how-to-download-a-gedcom-file-from-ancestry/#comment-949654 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:45:43 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17749#comment-949654 I have been trying to download a gedcom file as per the instructions above but the file ends up as an him file. Please advise

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Comment on Cyndi’s List Launches a New Website by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2011/06/cyndis-list-launches-a-new-website/#comment-948135 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:47:44 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=5105#comment-948135 Hi Elaine, I’m going to assume that it was ‘Cyndi’s List’ that was recommended to you, not our blog website which you ended up on. If so, you can find her website at http://www.cyndislist.com. But if you’re looking for burials you might like to check out the following:
http://www.findagrave.com
http://billiongraves.com
http://www.interment.net

Also look for newspaper articles to see if you can find a death and/or funeral notice, or even “In Memoriam” notices years later. There’s numerous US newspaper websites, and you can either google, or browse your way through Cyndi’s List (click on the letter U down the bottom, then on United States, then on whatever subcategory).

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Comment on Cyndi’s List Launches a New Website by Elaine Muse http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2011/06/cyndis-list-launches-a-new-website/#comment-948044 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:30:25 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=5105#comment-948044 You’re web site was recommend to me by a friend. I have been looking for the burial site of my great grandmother .This is the only piece of the family puzzle we are missing in our family tree. Hoping that you can help me in finding this information. Her name was Martha Jane Wilkerson. She was born in England in 1852. She came to the U.S. and married my great grandfather Harlen Wilkerson. We are unable to find her death date, and where she is buried. We think that she died approx. 1900-1903 in Missouri. We would be most grateful if you could find her burial place. Thank you , Elaine Muse

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