Tuesday, May 29, 2012


From time to time, this blog will participate in the Family History through the alphabet challenge which geneabloggers  all over the world are participating in.
So this week  A is for Ancestry!  Did you know that Yarra Plenty Regional Library and most Victorian Public Libraries subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition? A version of the Ancestry.com subscription website which gives a huge range of Australian and international  resources for family historians.  Along with other e-resources  'Ancestry'  can be accessed for free in on any PC in every branch library via our website - Research - Genealogy - e-resources.  The site grows all the time.  Highlights include:
            ·                              Searchable English census records 1841 - 1911 with images of the    actual  census
                    Birth, marriage and death records, including the England and Wales birth, marriage and death indexes 1837 -2004
                    Records of immigration into the US and of emigration from the UK
                    Military records, for example 'Great Britain Army War List January 1893
                    Directories and membership lists, including British telephone directories 1880 -   1984, being added in batches
                    Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980
                    Australian birth, death and marriage indexes
                    Convict and passengers lists
                    Learning Centre and more

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