20 July 2014

No.29 (genealogy worldwide)

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  • British Newspaper Archive discount:  Today is the last day to get a 1 month subscription to the British Newspaper Archive for just 1 pound (use the discount code SUMMER01).

  • Land Records in Queensland:  On Monday evening, 21 July 2014, Nola Fulwood is speaking on this topic at the Genealogical Society of Queensland's Southern Suburbs branch. Nola is one of only a handful of people who understand the complexities of land records at Qld State Archives.

  • Illegitimate children:  I have added more names to the page about illegitimate children whose father is named in archival records.

  • Wills:  10 tips for wills, intestacies and probate (and related documents in unexpected places).

  • Handout from my talk:  Download a free PDF file with links to Websites and online indexes mentioned in my new genealogy talk 'Look Beyond the Border'.

  • Origins.net:  Record sets from Origins.net will be added to FindMyPast. With the National Wills Index from Origins, and collections currently on FindMyPast and those in development, FindMyPast will become the largest online resource for UK wills and probate (and those records include material for many people from other countries including Australia). The Origins website will continue to run as usual.

  • Searching at FindMyPast:  The site has changed again, and more improvements are coming. Read the latest tips on how to use FindMyPast's new search tools.

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