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May 26, 2018
Level : Intermediate
Reading time : 2 min
Did your ancestor work for the world-famous Guinness Brewery in Ireland? Did you know the company has an extensive archive with records dating back to 1759?
The good news for family historians is that it has employee records dat...
May 21, 2018
Level : Advanced
Reading time : 3 mins
Were any of your ancestors patients in the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)?
Hospital records are one of my favourite resources for family history research. Yet they are often overlooked by family historians despite few people avoidi...
May 18, 2018
Are you interested in Victorian Land Records? Were your ancestors early settlers in Victoria?
Land records are a wonderful source of family history information not found elsewhere. Unfortunately they are not the easiest of topics to research.
With this in...
May 15, 2018
Reading time : 3mins
Do you have ancestors who were patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne? Perhaps they were doctors, nurses, pharmacists or Board of Management members?
Read on to discover where the records of this old and m...
May 10, 2018
Thumbs up to the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) for the quality of the equipment available for researchers' use in their North Melbourne Reading Room.
As well as cameras connected to computers for photographing documents, they also provide camera stands to eas...
May 7, 2018
Level : All
Time to read : 1 minute
FindMyPast has announced two new newspapers in its collection, namely:
The Lugan Mail from County Amagh – a weekly tabloid
established in 1889; and
The Irish Citizen – established in...
May 2, 2018
Time to read : 4 mins
Were any of your ancestors present during the Eureka Rebellion at the Ballarat gold diggings or, as it is more commonly known, the Eureka Stockade?
Were they diggers or soldiers stationed at Ballarat at the time of the rebellio...
Pathé News and Reuters Historical Collection - Untapped Records for the Genealogist
UK National Archives to Re-open 21 July 2020 with significant restrictions
Family History Writing : Learn from one of the best : Carol Baxter : Online and Free (if you're quick)
Free access to Birth records : My Heritage : 10-16 July 2020
Photo Enhancer : Another awesome photographic tool from My Heritage
Foundations in DNA plus Family History : Getting Started - Two free Webinar Series
German WW2 military killed-in-action 1939-1948 records - New Ancestry release
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Commemorate VE Day with free access to Ancestry's UK records
Free Ancestry access to 13 selected collections till 10 May 2020
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10 reasons to add Sydney City Council Archives to your genealogy toolkit
Free access to UK National Archives' Digital Records
3 Months Free Access to The Genealogist : Online and Free
Free Legacy Family Tree Webinars Every Day in April 2020
Colour old black and white photos with one click - free and online until 22 April
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24 Hour family history webinar marathon : Improve your family history skills for free
World War 1 Women's Army and Nursing Collections released on FindMyPast
The Dragons' Den and Charles Darwin - Family History Snippet
Update to Irish birth, death and marriage records online
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World War 2 & Spanish Civil War Prisoner of War records & Civilian Internees : All Countries
Free access to FindMyPast's military records - 8-11 November 2019
There's nothing like getting your hands dirty with original genealogical records
2021 Irish Census : time capsule initiative
Free access to Ancestry's global military records till 9 June 2019
Irish civil births, marriages and deaths finally updated online
Free Access to MyHeritage Military Records for U.S. Memorial Day
e-Gates in the UK for Australian, USA & Canadian passport holders
The Scottish Sheriff Courts - a genealogical resource for Illegitimacy records
Free Ancestry access to Australian and NZ military records
Free Easter access to Ancestry records - Ireland and Commonwealth countries
Ancestry - Free Irish records access for St Patrick’s Day – ends 18 March 2019
Free access to Irish records at MyHeritage for St Patrick’s Day til 20 March 2019
The 1891 Victorian Women’s Suffrage Petition - Did your ancestor support the cause?
RootsTech video of the day - The Research Road Map, Your Path to Success
9 Reasons to use a timeline in your family history research
Free access to My Heritage marriage records for Valentine's Day - valid till 17 February
More Irish BDM records coming online from the General Registry Office
Forces War Records - Free Access to WW2 Daily Reports Collection - this weekend only
Celebrating our family history successes this year
10 Genealogy / Family History Blogs for your Christmas holiday reading
WW1 Merchant Navy Crew Lists - Online and Free
From Zero Cost to Over the Top - 30 Gifts for the Genealogist
Search the Irish Calendars of Wills and Administrations 1858-1920 : Online and Free
Free Webinar on Copyright for Genealogists
Battle of Trafalgar Database : British and Irish Ancestors : Online and Free
British Red Cross World War 1 Volunteers : Online and Free
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