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February, 2015




Irish Group: This group run by Julian van der Veer will meet in our rooms from 9am to 12pm on Monday 2nd March 2015. Julian will endeavour to help you find those difficult Irish ancestors. No need to book but please be punctual. For further information contact Julian at genfindit@gmail.com 

Introduction to Family History:  An advanced class will be held on Monday 16th March 2015 at 9am in our rooms. These classes are free of cost to our members. Bookings are essential so phone Pam Oldham on 5594 0610 or email at gcnanapam@yahoo.com.au

Computer Group: This group will meet on Wednesday evening 18th March 2015. The meeting begins at 7pm sharp and is for members only with a cost of $1. Fay Carbis will take you on a ‘Tour of the Hidden Treasures on our Network Computers’. Thousands of rarely accessed indexes and information from CDs to assist you with your research can be found on these computers. Come along and find out how to use them and what you can find. For further information about this group contact Fay Carbis at fay@winshop.com.au 

Updates on our paid subscription internet sites:


St Peters Eastern Hill Parish Registers, 1848–1985

St Peter's is the oldest Anglican Church standing on its original site in the inner city of Melbourne. During the gold rush years, around 400 baptisms and a similar number of weddings took place here each year.

South African Birth and Baptism Records, 1700s–1900s
Birth and baptism records for South Africa, including more than one hundred churches and events from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries

New South Wales, Australia, Land Records, 1856–1859
This collection contains copies of deeds of grant issued for the sale of both rural land and town lots in New South Wales, Australia. The records typically include the buyer’s name, residence, date of purchase, and a description of the land

British Newspapers on line

Their first newsletter for 2015 can be found here.

The Genealogist

WWI records – Killed in Action records, Missing In Action records & Status Updates (total of over 800,000 records)

Jersey headstone inscriptions

England, Worcestershire, Baptism record transcripts, 1544-1891


Irish Poverty Relief Loans, 1821-1874

1911 Census of Ireland - the perfect starting point for tracing your Irish ancestors

Exclusive Electoral Registers from County Clare, 1860-1910

Over 800,000 Irish Marriages, 1619-1898

Over 425,000 births, deaths and marriages from Tasmania

Kindertransport - ideal for tracing your Jewish heritage

Over 600,000 parish records from Essex, England

Over 845,000 parish records from Warwickshire, England

British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Cards, 1914-1925

Baptism indexes from Dorset, England, 1538-1912

Marriage indexes from Dorset, England, 1541-1937

Burial indexes from Dorset, England, 1538-1986

New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952 - only available on Findmypast

Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from Bristol, England, 1644-1939

Over 75 million US Travel and Immigration Records

Over 11 million US Census and Substitute Records

My Heritage is constantly adding more indexes to their site. I have just found new indexes for Denmark on the site. Ask a room assistant for help.

Phone our rooms on 5582 8855 and book a computer to research this new information.

Congress 2015: The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry will be held in Canberra 26th March 2015. To find more about the Congress or to register click here

Family Tree Maker: For those members still using any of the versions of Family Tree Maker software I am available to help you with any problems you may have. Contact me by phone on 5597 5365.

FamilySearch films:  A list of the latest arrivals of films ordered into our rooms is below.

That is all I can find for this coming month, happy researching.

Gay Eunson




Bishop's transcripts for the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1560-1853


Parish registers for the Cathedral Church, Manchester Church of England. Cathedral Church (Manchester, Lancashire) ...


Parish registers for the Cathedral Church, Manchester Church of England. Cathedral Church (Manchester, Lancashire) ...


Parish registers for the Cathedral Church, Manchester Church of England. Cathedral Church (Manchester, Lancashire) ...


The Giles Shaw manuscripts...


1. Parish registers of Keston, 1540-1906 Church of England. Parish Church of Keston (Kent) 2. Parish registers for Ightham Church of England. Parish Church of Ightham (Kent) ...


Parish registers for Driffield Church of England. Parish Church of Driffield (Yorkshire) 2. Parish registers for Little Driffield Church of England. Chapelry of Little Driffield (Yorkshire) 3. Parish registers for Hedon Church of England. Pa...


Parish registers for Catwick Church of England. Parish Church of Catwick (Yorkshire) 2. Parish registers for Paull Church of England. Parish Church of Paull (Yorkshire) 3. Parish registers for Leven Church of England. Parish Church of Leven


1. Parish registers for Newport Church of England. Chapelry of Newport (Yorkshire) 2. Parish registers for Barmby-on-the-Marsh Church of England. Chapelry of Barmby-on-the-Marsh (Yorkshire) 3. Parish registers for Wressell Church of England. Pa...



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