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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – October 2015

Snippets 280 It’s been a while since my last Snippets post, but recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy-related tidbits that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post. —————————————- Australian Electoral Roll update In early 2014 the Australian Electoral Commission began to […] Continue reading →

Australia’s Aldine Histories: A Key Resource

aldine sa #2_00002 The Aldine histories are an essential reference work if your are researching in Queensland, New South Wales or South Australia. Authoritative, not only in the narrative history, but containing many thousands of biographies of early personalities and noted identities for each region – including those in regional areas. They also include beautiful photographs and sketches of scenes and buildings illustrating life and places as they were in the past. Continue reading →

Help Save Waverley Cemetery

Photograph from Wikipedia. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons.
Attribution: Winston Yang Waverley Cemetery is “one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world” , and it’s easy to see why. Sitting on the cliffs at Bronte, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, overlooking the sea, the sight of the thousands of old graves is simply spectacular. However, now this 125+ year old cemetery needs your help … Continue reading →

The Winners of NLAs Community Heritage Grants 2014

grant money The National Library of Australia’s (NLA) Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups Australia-wide. The winners of the successful grant applications for 2014 have just been announced, and this year there are 73 grants being awarded, totalling $386,577. Continue reading →

UK’s National Archives Launches New Australia Collection

 An amazing collection of thousands of images relating to Australia, and dating back 150 years, shows the growth of the colonies, has been discovered in a London archive. The Australia Collection was released last week by the UK’s National Archives, in time to coincide with Australia Day on 26 January, these images of Australian towns, buildings, landmarks and people dating back as far as the mid 19th century. Continue reading →

Help Transcribe the National Archives of Australia’s Records with arcHIVE

 Do you have some spare time? Would you like to see more Australian records readily available online? If you answered yes to both, the National Archives of Australia (NAA) are looking for people like you to help transcribe their records. While they already have millions of records online and searchable using RecordSearch, there are still throusands (if not millions) more unindexed. Continue reading →