Thursday, June 21, 2012

F for Find My Past

This week’s Family History through the Alphabet blogging challenge  brings us to F. F is for Find My Past.  Yarra Plenty Regional Library Subscribes to all the available FMP databases
Find My Past is also one of the leading suppliers of online family history records.  The site currently offers access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The Australasia collection includes: cemetery records, death records, probate, land and court records, migration records, criminal reports, electoral rolls, directories, almanacs and government gazettes and military records. New Zealand records include electoral rolls dated 1853-1864.
The Find My Past UK collection includes the complete UK census collection 1841-1911,  Births, marriages and deaths dating from the mid-1800s to 2006, divorce records dating from the early 1500s, migration records, Boer War, WW1 and WW2 records and more.
Search for your Irish ancestors in one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Irish family history records. These include over 3.5 million crime and legal records, almost 2 million names in directories and almanacs, one million BMD records, exclusive land and estate records, as well as census substitutes, travel and migration records, and the names and details of the Irish who fought in wars and rebellion.

Personal subscriptions to the Find My Past databases are also available. FMP provides a free trial period and limited search which is handy for research preparation at home. Come to the library to download your selected documents.   Access via the genealogy e-resources page

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