Wednesday, February 29, 2012

South Australian Cemeteries

The South Australian Cemeteries page is a good starting point if you are searching for a burial place or cemetery in South Australia.
The database contains death details extracted from burial registers and headstone inscriptions from various cemeteries. You can search by surname or search by the name or locality of a cemetery. A brief description of each cemetery along with location map is provided. Links to other SA cemeteries with online databases are included.
 South Australian Cemeteries

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wills & Probate Records for Wales

Recent additions to FamilySearch include Welsh probate records 1544-1858. Abstracts and original wills for the Diocese of Llandaff, St Asaph & St David. The collection contains over 71 thousand images. FamilySearch

Sunday, February 26, 2012

London Electoral Registers

London Electoral Registers from 1835-1965 are now available to search on Ancestry. Registers were not published during the war years 1916-1917 and 1940-1944. From 1928 men and women  over the age of 21 were registered.

British Merchant Navy Seamen's records

Merchant seaman's records 1835-1857 have been digitised and are now available to search on This valuable resource to 19th century Merchant Navy seamen will allow you to trace your seamen's voyages. The records may contain name, age, birthplace, physical description, ship and dates of voyages. 
merchant navy seamen

Friday, February 24, 2012

Convict Brick Trail Campbell Town, Tasmania

The Northern Midland Council has recently put the Convict Brick Trail database online. You can search the database by surname to find the location of a convict's brick. The bricks were placed in the footpath along High Street Campbell Town. Select the tab titled Community to locate monuments, memorials & artwork Convict Brick Trail

Register of War Memorials in NSW

The NSW Government and the RSL (NSW branch) are recording details of over 3,000 War Memorials across NSW.  The details are being made available in an online database.  You can search by name, place or postcode to locate a  Memorial.
NSW War Memorials

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ACT Memorial

The ACT Memorial honours people associated with the ACT who served in a conflict or peacekeeping mission. The memorial is located opposite Civic Square on London Circuit. The database contains the names of the people honoured on the memorial. ACT Memorial

Monday, February 20, 2012

WA Soldiers In Memoriam Cards

The State Library of WA has added digitised images of In Memoriam cards of Western Australians killed during the First World War. The cards contain a photo and brief biographical information. Search the catalogue section titled 'State Library Pictures', use keyword in memoriam 
State Library WA catalogue SLWA catalogue

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Map of Ballarat Gold fields

The State Library of Victoria has an online 1917 geological survey map of the Ballarat gold fields. Click on the link to view Ballarat gold fields

South Australian Family History

The South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc. has recently launched a new website, Genealogy SA with a searchable database containing indexes to birth & death notices, cemetery records, birth, death & marriage certificates. Click on the link to visit their new website
Genealogy South Australia

Gawler World War 1 Honour Roll

A new website dedicated to soldiers from Gawler South Australia is hoped to be completed by the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Brief biographical information and photos of memorials and soldiers to be added if available. Gawler World War 1

Bonnie Doon & Mansfield Cemeteries

Visit Cemetery index for Victoria to see recently added inscriptions for Bonnie Doon & Mansfield cemeteries. Photos of memorials are available on request.
Bonnie Doon & Mansfield Cemeteries

Jamieson Cemetery, Victoria

Jamieson cemetery, headstone transcriptions and photos available at Jamieson Cemetery, Victoria