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'.
Judy has also written her book  Tips for Queensland Research which is currently available.

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