The Week in Review… 21 August 2016

This week reminded me of why you should always save documents.  I keep a Word document open on my computer and so as I come across blogs or articles that I want to share, I’ll quickly note them down on the page to add to my weekly recap. Well this week the inevitable happened, after catching up on a lot of my blog reading I had quite a lengthy list to share but my computer crashed and along with it, my page of unsaved blog listings

So now this list had to be compiled more from what I shared on Twitter this week and I fear I have missed some of the posts that I had enjoyed. Oh well, note to self to obey everyone’s golden rule, don’t forget to SAVE!


I enjoyed Dick Eastman’s recap of his time at the Auckland Family History Expo.  New Zealand is somewhere I would like to go so perhaps this is a good reason to make it there next year…

To find out more about the grant application for The Genealogy Fairy Grant see:

Great article from Judy Webster about using the Postems on FreeBMD:

Gould Genealogy gave 21 reasons why you should be attending the Unlock the Past Expo in South Australia.  I’ll be there and as I have ancestors from Adelaide, I am busy doing extended work on this line so I can incorporate a research trip with the Expo.

And speaking of Gould Genealogy, their website has had a facelift in the past week.  To find out more see their post:


There are two free week-long seminars available from FamilySearch this week, one on US research starting tomorrow 22 August and one on European research beginning 12 September.  For more information and to register see:

New Record Updates:

Here are some records that have been updated or added this week:


  • London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1430-1930
  • New South Wales, Teacher Applications and School Records, 1850-1960
  • Victoria, Australia, Selected Trial Brief and Correspondence Registers and Other Images, 1837-1993
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995
  • New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870

Family Search

  • England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910

Find My Past

  • Ireland, Outrage reports 1836-1840
  • Middlesex, London, Old Bailey Court records 1674-1913
  • England & Wales Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms
  • England & Wales Non-Conformist Marriages
  • England & Wales Non-Conformist Burials

Happy Researching!

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