Ancestry continues to expand their collection, and have now added the UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 to their collection of online data. The series contains a letter book relating to the establishment of hulks written from 1847-1849 and the registers of prisoners on 19 different hulks between 1802-1849
Those who attended the recent Chris Paton-Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour around Australia were invited give feedback as well, on the venue, on the talks, and on some general genealogy queries. It is those extra genealogy questions that we have the stats for here, and wanted to share as they give some very interesting results.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in Northumberland, England, which is generally known as simply Berwick, and has a VERY long history. This town is situated in England, but is only 4km from the Scottish border. Now there is a global search on to find descendants of those who used to live in this town. Sounds like a grand plan, but it is for a grand occasion, as 2015 is the 900th anniversary of the town.
The deadline for the National Library of Australia 2014 Community heritage Grants is looming, so don’t delay if your group is wishing to send in an application. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents …
The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975, and includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday wear.
Mark St Leon, Australia’s premier circus historian has advised us of some rare footage of the “St Leon Troupe” that has just come to light, which he has now put on to YouTube.
A key factor in researching your family history is looking for documents or items that will give us clues and information. Buy starting to look around your own house, you will find a whole host of records. Here is a research checklist of 77 types of records, many you possibly hadn’t thought of … so if you thought you had looked EVERYWHERE … think again!!
For anyone with British military ancestors, Military-Genealogy.com really is a ‘must’ site. Already listing the “Soldiers Died in the Great War” and the “Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945″ on their website, another 300,000 records have just been added, making finding your UK ancestors military that much easier …
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.
It is not often that we see significant price drops in our industry, but it sure nice when we do. Even better when it is on a popular genealogy software program. The good news for you is that Family Historian 4 (UK edition) has now dropped in price to $69.95 – which saves you $30.00!!
At 145 years old, the City of Adelaide is the oldest surviving clipper. After making 23 voyages from London to South Australia in the 1800s, the ship has been sitting in Scotland in a shipyard for years. It is now set to make its way back to South Australia one more time – this for for good.
The “Scots in Geelong and District to 1860″ CD-ROM produced by Pam Jennings and Susie Zada, has WON the “Best Community Research, Registers and Records” category in the Victorian Community History Awards
Preparations for Unlock the Past’s History and Genealogy Expo in Sydney are well underway, and some VERY exciting news just in, is that they will have Chris Paton, from Scotland’s Greatest Story as an international guest speaker attending the event.
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 …