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Ryerson Index

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


Newspapers: A family history treasure chest

Newspapers are a familar valuable source for birth, marriage and death announcements. They contain so much more and with the advent of digitisation have never been more accessible. Regional history, sporting events, natural disasters, epidemics, employment opportunities, social activities as well as advertisements which can all be used to give life to your family history.


Tracing your ancestors in colonial New South Wales

As the editor of many volumes of early colonial records, the author of three works of popular history revolving around stories from our colonial past, and previously the General Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia, Carol Baxter is ideally suited to guide family historians in tracing their colonial ancestors. This seminar provides an overview of sources available for those living in Colonial New South Wales.

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