Saturday, March 05, 2016

Aspects of Irish Family History - Breaking down brickwalls

Aspects of Irish Family History Seminar of Irish Genealogical Group of the Genealogy Society of Victoria - Breaking down Brick walls
A selection of resources (by no means limited) to help you break down your genealogy brick wall
Reading


See also Tracing your [County] Ancestors series, by various authors. (Flyleaf Press)


Websites












Geneabloggers – resources for blogging your family history








Catholic ParishRegisters




Genealogy on Facebook (98 Facebook groups listed for Ireland)










British Newspapers Archive (Subscription or access via libraries)

Irish News Archive (Subscription or access via National Library of Australia)

Find My Past (subscription or access via libraries)

Eneclann (professional genealogists)




Trove

See also Researching your Irish Ancestry guide at Yarra Plenty Regional Library


5 March 2016


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New newspapers for Trove

The National Library of Australia is pleased to let you know that the following titles have been added to Trove newspapers over the past few months. Digitisation of these titles was funded by the National Library of Australia with microfilm supplied by the ANPlan partners.
NSW
The Australian Workman (Sydney, NSW : 1890 - 1897)
The Bird O' Freedom (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1896)
The Dead Bird (Sydney, NSW : 1889 - 1891)
Dutch Australian Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1951 - 1993)
Dutch Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1993 - 2004)
The Workers' Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1923 - 1939)
QLD
Balonne Beacon (St. George, Qld. : 1909 - 1954)
The Beaudesert Times (Qld. : 1908 - 1954)
Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954)
The Bundaberg Mail (Qld. : 1917 - 1925)
The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917)
The Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 - 1926)
The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896)
The Dalby Herald (Qld. : 1910 - 1954)
Dalby Herald and Western Queensland Advertiser (Qld. : 1886 - 1879)
The Evening Advocate (Innisfail, Qld. : 1941 - 1954)
The Evening Telegraph (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1901 - 1921)
Johnstone River Advocate (Geraldton, Qld. : 1906 - 1908)
Johnstone River Advocate and Innisfail News (Qld. : 1928 - 1941)
Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1865 - 1874)
The St. George Standard and Balonne Advertiser (Qld. : 1878 - 1879; 1902 - 1904)
The Toowoomba Chronicle and Queensland Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1875)
Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902)
SA
Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA : 1901 - 1940)
Blyth Agriculturist (SA : 1908 - 1954)
Border Chronicle (Bordertown, SA : 1908 - 1950)
Christian Colonist (SA : 1878 - 1894)
Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924)
The Express (Adelaide, SA : 1922 - 1923)
Glenelg Guardian (SA : 1914 - 1954)
The Pennant (Penola, SA : 1946 - 1954)
Port Adelaide News (SA : 1904)
Port Adelaide News (SA :1913 - 1933)
Quorn Mercury (SA : 1895 - 1954)
Sport (Adelaide, SA : 1911 - 1948)
The Terowie Enterprise (SA : 1884 - 1891)
Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922)
Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser and Miners' and Farmers' Journal (SA : 1875 - 1878)
Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser and Miners' News (SA : 1872 - 1874)
TAS
The Coastal News and North Western Advertiser (Ulverstone, Tas. : 1890 - 1893)
Deloraine - Westbury Advocate (Ulverstone, Tas. : 1893 - 1894)
The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligencer (Hobart, Tas. : 1810 - 1812)
King Island News (Currie, King Island : 1912 - 1954)
The North Coast Standard (Latrobe, Tas. : 1890 - 1894)
The North Western Chronicle (Latrobe, Tas. : 1887 - 1888)
Vic
The Colonial Mining Journal, Railway and Share Gazette (Vic. : 1858 - 1859)
The Colonial Mining Journal, Railway and Share Gazette and Illustrated Record (Melbourne, Vic. : 1859 - 1861)
WA
The Australian (Perth, WA : 1917 - 1923)
The Avon Gazette and Kellerberrin News (WA : 1914 - 1916)
The Avon Gazette and York Times (WA : 1916 - 1930)
The Blackwood Times (Bunbury, WA : 1905 - 1920; 1945 - 1954)
Coolgardie Miner (WA : 1894 - 1917)
The Leonora Miner (WA : 1910 - 1928)
Narrogin Observer (WA : 1952 - 1954)
The Northam Advertiser (WA : 1895 - 1918; 1948 - 1954)
The Pingelly Leader (WA : 1906 - 1925)
Pingelly-Brookton Leader (WA : 1925 - 1926)
The Southern Districts Advocate (Katanning, WA : 1913 - 1936)
The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1898 - 1919)
The W.A. Record (Perth, WA : 1888 - 1922)
Yilgarn Merredin Times (Southern Cross, WA : 1921 - 1923)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

11th Battalion A.I.F.

Do you have an ancestor in the 11th Battalion?
Was he in this photo taken on 10 January 1915 at the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt?
The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) is working on identifying the 703 soldiers in this photo – and have already achieved some success.
For further information visit 11th Battalion A.I.F. Cheops Pyramid

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rootstech

Rootstech 2013
Family History enthusiasts are in a snowy Salt Lake City Utah this week for Rootstech 2016. This is one of the major genealogy conferences on the calendar which covers all things Genealogy and Technology. It is hosted by FamilySearch. Check out the class syllabus for the many sessions being offered. There are many useful handouts available here and it is worth a browseFollow news at Rootstech by following some of the many official bloggers including Australia’s Geniaus or on Twitter using the hashtag #Rootstech.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Alexander Henderson Award

The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, based in Blackburn, Victoria have recently announced that their annual Alexander Henderson Award is open for submissions again this year.
If you have written a family history or Australian historical biography and you fit the conditions of entry, consider a nomination. Your entry will be kept by AIGS and will form part of their collection so that other family history researchers will be able to access it in the future. Submissions close November 30.
Further details and a list of previous submissions can be found on the AIGS site.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Gale Newspaper Archive

Coverage in the Gale Newspaper Archive has been extended for the following UK newspaper titles:
• The Economist Historical Archive, 1843 - 2012
• The Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2010
• The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902 – 2011
Search over 10 million digitized facsimile pages in the Gale Newspaper Archive. Fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Access this e-resource for your family history and history research the via a single search platform or via individually in the library or from home with your library card via the genealogy e-resources page.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mill Park Family History Group

Researching family history can be a solitary hobby. Whist we need to talk to family members and rummage through those family papers, these days a lot of time is spent in front of the computer.
If you would like to talk about your family history research journey, access family history e-resources and more for free in the library and maybe get a clue on a resource you have not considered before, come along to the Mill Park Family Tree Group. This group meets in the computer room once a month, every second Thursday afternoon 1.00pm- 3.30pm. No bookings necessary. The Genealogy group returns for 2016 on Thursday February 11 at Mill Park Library.