Family History in Queensland and more

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:51

For some time Queensland genealogist Judy Webster has provided a terrific free resource with advice and indexes that help genealogists to research local, interstate and overseas ancestors by using historical records. Judy has recently updated and moved her website to Judy Webster Features of the new site include: • 135 pages, and more than 53,000 names (including tens of thousands of people from other States . . . more »

New genealogy titles

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:45

Tracing your Second World War Ancestors As we prepare for National Family History Month in August and our own contributions to the program check out the recently acquired titles to our collections: Tracing your Second World War Ancestors Writing A Non Boring Family History John Batman Tracing your East End Ancestors Internet Family History Family History on the Net 2013/24 Tracing your Liverpool Ancestors Trace your Roots Tracing your Criminal Ancestors . . . more »

Book Review: Private journal of A voyage to Australia 1838-39 by James Bell

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:08

Private Journal of A Voyage to Australia Private Journal of A Voyage to Australia For those of us with pioneer ancestors to Australia in our family tree many generations back, we often admire and wonder at the tenacity of our forebears to board a sailing ship for weeks at sea to an unknown land. Not many personal accounts survive from ordinary people who did just that, but in recent years a journal . . . more »

Victorian newspapers on Trove

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:10

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following titles from Victoria are now available in Digitised newspapers and more on Trove: The Ararat advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Ballarat courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Brighton Southern Cross (Vic. . . . more »

A treasure trove of letters

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 11:02

Did a cache of old letters spark your interest in family history? Letters can often provide information that may not be found elsewhere including official records. What should you do if you become the custodian of such a treasure trove? Consider : - Researching your family history Writing a support explanatory document that puts the letters in context – who the author is, the receiver . . . more »

Desert Boys

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 12:58

Some years ago when I first started researching my own family history my mother asked me to research the author of some war letters which had been written to her mother. It turns out that before she married she was a nanny employed by a Kilmore poultry farmer Richard Camm for his son Dick. These letters were from Dick. Captain Richard Camm had served in . . . more »

More Digitised newspapers on Trove

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 09:48

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following titles are now available in Digitised newspapers and more on Trove: New South Wales The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1901) Title funded by Western Plains Cultural Centre Queensland Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955) The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1939) The Capricornian (Rockhampton, . . . more »

New genealogy books

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 14:37

New Books of interest to the family history researcher in the collection include: Free Passage: the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia 1788-1852 by Perry McIntyre In search of a better life: British and Irish migration edited by Graham Davis The Parish Chest by W.E. Tate Family History on the net by Colin Waters Tracing your rural ancestors: a guide for family . . . more »

New Genealogy Books Part 1

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2010 - 13:53

The following titles have been added to the collection recently: The surnames of Scotland The clans, septs & regiments of the Scottish highlands Nick Barrett’s Guide to your ancestors lives How to trace your family tree in England, Ireland, Soctland and Wales by Kathy Chater Family photographs 1860-1945 by Robert Pols Fair Game: Australia’s first immigrant women Elizabeth Rushen & Perry McIntyre Social networking for . . . more »