The Week In Review… 4 September 2016

Wow!  What a week’s it’s been…

Another busy week but as always doing what I love to do so no matter how many things I’m doing, I enjoy the frantic pace.

This week I was at the Society of Australian Genealogists for two workshops, Publishing Workshop – the first week of a 3-part course presented by Margaret Szalay and then Government Employees in the State Records which was an excellent talk about all the interesting records you can uncover on your ancestors who worked for the State Government.  I’ll post more about both of these this week.

As well, leading on from my interview on Blue Mountains Radio last week, I had my first training session on the decks yesterday morning.  I can’t say a lot at the moment but stay tuned for some exciting news about this in the coming weeks.

So let’s turn to some of the things that have caught my attention this week:


Following on with the In-Depth Genealogist’s blog post series on Genealogy Vacations, read Part 4 here:

Some handy tips to remember in your research from My Heritage:

This week John D Reid launched his annual ‘Rockstar Genealogist poll’.  To vote, go to his website:

The Monumental Archive Project launched their new website this week, with a focus on historical research.  To find out more, go to:



  • New South Wales, Australia, Land Records, 1811-1870
  • Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1836-1937
  • 1901 England Census
  • Bexley, Kent, England, Electoral Registers 1734-1965
  • Bexley, Kent, England, WW1 Registration Cards, 1914-1919
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
  • Ireland, Police Gazettes, 1861-1893
  • London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1430-1930
  • New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
  • New South Wales, Teacher Applications and School Records, 1850-1960
  • Scotland, Nursing Applications, 1921-1945
  • UK & Ireland, Nursing Registers, 1898-1968
  • UK & Ireland, Queen’s Nursing Institute Roll of Nurses, 1891-1931
  • UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939-1953
  • Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997
  • Victoria, Australia, Selected Trial Brief and Correspondence Registers and Other Images, 1837-1993

Find My Past

  • Australia, Tasmania Civil Registration 1803-1933
  • Australia, Queensland Maryborough Public Records 1847-1989
  • England, Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004
  • New Zealand Obituaries 1844—1963
  • British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945
  • New Zealand Birth Index
  • New Zealand Marriage Index
  • New Zealand Death Index
  • Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989
  • England and Wales Census, 1851
  • England and Wales Census, 1881
  • England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910

Next Sunday’s post will be up after I attend the NSW & ACT’s Association of Family History Societies Inc.  Annual Conference, this time hosted by the Camden Family History Society and titled, ‘Cowpastures and Beyond.’  I’m heading over there early Friday morning and looking forward to spending three days immersing myself in the program.  I’ll try and upload some posts while I’m there but knowing how tiring all-day sessions can be, I may just fall into bed when I get back to the hotel.

Happy Researching!


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