17 October 2012

No.18 (genealogy worldwide)

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  • Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages:  Digital images of historical registers.

  • Gazetteer of British Place Names:  This exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain, with more than 50,000 entries, lists the historic county and the main administrative areas in which each place lies. Read the notes before using the Gazetteer.

  • Society of Australian Genealogists manuscripts index:  It is worthwhile checking this online index periodically. In the Primary Records Collection I found handwritten genealogical notes provided by my great-great-grandfather's sister in about 1900. Without those notes I would still be stuck on 'Thomas WEBSTER, born London c.1824'.

  • FindMyPast:  It is now possible to buy a Worldwide subscription to FindMyPast through their British site. (I heard about this via my favourite genealogy newsletter, LostCousins. However I have since been told that the Australian site's World subscription appears to be cheaper.)