Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This blog informs our community about current events, resources, including websites that can assist an Australian family history researcher with their research. It is has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Family history in Queensland and more
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 and countries, especially the UK, Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia and New Zealand) from Judy's indexes to original records in Queensland State Archives.
• Additional names from certificates, headstones, church plaques, published local histories, etc.
• Tips on how to research 'black sheep of the family' and people who 'vanished'.
• Unusual sources useful for problem solving (including records of asylums, hospitals, Police, Justice Department and Courts).
The site is now easier to use, with a different font, a new 'main menu' navigation bar, and 'breadcrumb' navigation links. Many pages have a section called 'Other Suggestions'. Before using the customised search box, read 'Site navigation tips'.