Birth, marriage & death

Birth, marriage & death

Blessed! The tricks and traps of church register research

As General Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia, Carol Baxter edited every baptism, marriage and burial entry found in every surviving NSW church register for the years 1787 and 1830.  As a historian and researcher with more than 30 years experience in the industry, she has used church registers from all over the world. This seminar provides you with the skills to get the most out of these important registers, and helps you to learn the tricks and overcome the traps in their usage.

- 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Findmypast - the World Collection

Exactly what is happening at findmypast? The last couple of years have seen huge growth in multiple directions – in records from Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, America, in the original UK site itself and the launch of the British Newspaper Archives by brightsolid. All this means much better access to records for local and family historians and is very exciting to see. Where to now?


Genes Reunited: Family trees and historic records

Genes Reunited was created on Guy Fawkes Day in 2002. It was the first British website set up to connect people searching the same family lines and in 2010 was ranked the #1 family website based on market share of visits among all UK sites. Since its acquisition by brightsolid in 2009 various historic records from the findmypast collection have been added - now it includes the complete 1841-1911 census collection, BDM records, Military records, passenger lists, and recently 35 million parish records.


Ryerson Index

This presentation showcases the Ryerson Index: a fantastic resource for family historians of death notices, mainly contemporary, published in Australian newspapers.


Parish chest records


They are dead but where are they buried?

In Australia we are spoilt as our death certificates give the place of burial. In England no place of burial is given on the death certificate. This presentation will discuss ways of determining where a person may be buried.


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