More Victorian newspapers available

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:19

More regional country newspapers have been added to the Australian digitied newspapers and more database via TROVE. Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922-1939) Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1908-1949) Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1877-1908) Alexandra and Yea Standard, Thornton, Gobur and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1877) Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser . . . more »

New Zealand records on Ancestry

Posted on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:57

Ancestry now has New Zealand records added to its database. Seven databases have been added in celebration of Waitangi Day February 6. The records cover 140 years of New Zealand's history from 1842-1981 from the six major historical collections - the New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, Canterbury Provincial Rolls 1868-1874, Jury Lists 1842-1862, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls 1908 and 1919, Maori Land Claims 1858-1980 . . . more »

Researching your family history in New Zealand

Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 13:45

Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Maori chiefs signed what is New Zealand’s founding document. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934, and it has been a public holiday since 1974. Before I personally started researching my family history I did not . . . more »