Apr 23, 2010

Family Tree Magazine Online

The Moonee Valley Library subscribes to the Family Tree magazine, with every issue they provide free access to a vast range of family history records online:

Surrey, Windlesham Parish Registers
Nottinghamshire 1891 Census
Middlesex 1891 Census Volunteer Index
Back issues of Family Tree magazine from April, 1991
Software demos

An example in the recent Family History magazine is a search for Jane Bowdry's burial searching the Surrey, Windlesham Parish Registers for her burial on 14th July, 1746. For more information about registering visit FTMdata.com
Windlesham comes under the West Surrey Family History Society.

Apr 19, 2010

Genealogical Society of Victoria Thursday Talks July 2011

July 7th - Peter Barrett - Her Majesty's Collingwood Stockade.
July 14th - Beryl O'Gorman - Emigration schemes out of Ireland.
July 21st - Susan McLean - Researching New Zealand Families.
July 28th - Pauline Rule - Finding your Chinese Ancestry.

The Thursday Talks 12.30-1.30pm and are free to GSV members, non-members $5.50. The GSV is located at Level B1, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne, Ph: 9662 4455,
Fax: 9663 0841 Email: gsv@gsv.org.au Web: http://www.gsv.org.au/

Apr 6, 2010

The Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index covers death notices in current Australian Newspapers which is useful when searching for recent deaths as well as funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries. There is a strength in notices from New South Wales newspapers, as the index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society. The site is updated on a regular basis with currently 2,393,487 entries and 169 newspapers.

Apr 1, 2010

'The Other Essendon' New Local History Book

Marc Fiddian traces the history of Essendon Town later known as the Essendon Association and was a member of the Victorian Football Association from 1900 to 1921. The book 'Essendon Town; a history of the Essendon Town Football Club' explores issues such as the tribal nature of football during this period and the development of the Essendon Football Club.