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- Website changes: My main Web site, www.judywebster.com.au, is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer, but this week's changes made it more mobile-friendly. I had to remove the top search box, but a link ('Search this site') at the top left of most pages leads to a search box plus tips on using the site.
- FindMyPast discount: Until 30 Apr 2015 you can get 50% discount off 12-month FindMyPast subscriptions. If you're in Australia or NZ, the best link is http://bit.ly/2aapr15. In the UK it's http://bit.ly/2apr15, and in the USA use http://bit.ly/2usapr15. Those links apply the discount automatically - then select the 'World' tab if you want access to absolutely everything on FindMyPast. Remember to un-tick the 'auto-renew' box in the My Account section of the site. I appreciate the fact that FindMyPast adds free days to World subscriptions whenever they give the general public 'free access' days.
- QSA indexes: Qld State Archives have begun putting indexes on FindMyPast. Check the list of records sets added. You may need to scroll down a bit.
- Will books: Wills for thousands of people from interstate and overseas, including Queensland, are in New South Wales will books 1800-1952. My search tips for this magnificent source are in 6 Genealogy Sources You May Have Overlooked.
- Cracking the code of the GRO Marriage Index: Enter the General Register Office (England/Wales) index reference to find out the name of the church where the marriage took place. If you don't get a result, maybe the church is not yet included in the database (the project is on-going). Read the explanation before you use the UK marriage locator.
- The 3 Rs of genealogy: Revisit, Record, Revise has superb advice from Pauleen Cass, an experienced family historian.
- Census records: I confess that I haven't always done the five things listed on Analyzing Census Records: Context Matters, and I need to rectify that.
- Printing on paper: If you are printing family history books or document copies on paper and want them to survive for future generations, read All Papers are Not Created Equal.
- Warning: Important information about photos and handouts at genealogy lectures (read the comments there too).
- Video: Free video (from a webinar presented earlier this year) with tips on what to do when you hit a dead end in your research, and how to get the most out of online records.
- Movement and migration: The articles in Exodus: Movement of the People - migration to, from and within the British Isles have apparently been removed from the Website now. Luckily I'd printed the ones that interested me.
(This post first appeared on http://updatesgenie.blogspot.com/2015/04/no32-genealogy-worldwide.html.)
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