Monday, April 18, 2011

New Zealand Army Records

Recent additions to include a collection of New Zealand military records. World War 1 & 2 Nominal Rolls, World War 1 Roll of Honour and Medal Rolls 1860-1919.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

World War One: Australia in France

World War One footage published online to mark Anzac Day

Rare footage held by the Australian War Memorial of the 1916 battle of Pozieres can now be seen online at ASO (Australian screen online). The footage runs for about ten minutes and includes footage from Australian war correspondent Charles Bean and another segment assembled by Sir William Jury.
An estimated 23,000 Australian soldiers were killed or wounded during this battle.
Australianscreen online

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Zealand Immigration Passenger Lists

Additions to the new FamilySearch website
New Zealand Immigration Passenger Lists 1871 - 1915.
The registers include the following details: passengers name, including the names of children travelling, age, occupation, port of destination, date of arrival, ship's name, port of embarkation & date of departure.
Includes images of the registers.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

South African Death Indexes
This website provides access to South African death indexes as well as newspaper classifieds from 2007.
Free to search the index and according to the website a digital copy of a death notice can be ordered for a fee.
I haven't personally used this website, if you have used this site please post some feedback?

Tunnack Catholic Burial Ground

Ria Kotynia has transcribed and photographed headstones in several Tasmanian cemeteries and the latest addition is the St Bridgit's Catholic burial ground at Tunnack. The photos can be viewed at
Ozgenonline Tunnack

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1911 Scottish census

For anyone with Scottish ancestry you'll be pleased to hear the 1911 Scottish census is due for release on Tuesday 5th April 2011. This census is in colour and is larger than previous censuses and spans across two pages. To search the 1911 index and obtain copies of the 1911 census pages visit ScotlandsPeople. You need to purchase credits to view the census pages.
Details provided include;
House: inhabited, uninhabited, number of rooms with one or more window
Name & surname
Number of persons in house
Relationship to Head of Family
Age last birthday & sex
Marriatal status
Married women: duration of marriage, number of children born alive and the number of children still living
Profession or occupation