LostCousins allows you to identify known family on the 1881 census so that you can connect with distant relatives researching the same ancestors.
LostCousins is also offering free access between Christmas Day and January 4th – all members old and new will have subscriber privileges for those 11 days.
Also, any new member who joins between now and January 10th 2010 quoting the offer code PROJECT1881 in the offer codes box at the bottom of the registration form will get a complimentary subscription that lasts until December 31st, 2010. There is only one catch – the new member must have at least one British ancestor who was recorded on the 1881 Census.
Follow the link: http://www.lostcousins.com or click on the image above left to visit the LostCousins site.
The more relatives you enter on your My Ancestors page the more cousins you may find because each is a potential link to a new cousin.
The State Library of W.A. has photographs of the interior of a church but the location of the church in Western Australia is not known. We have 4 glass negatives taken by commercial photographer Illustrations Limited, about 1929-1930. The church has brick walls and a sloping roof, with beautiful timber features in the interior.
Interior of church [013572PD
Please post a reply to this blog message if you know where this church is located. The catalogue record is in the SLWA catalogue.
Side wing of church [013574PD
State Records New South Wales have commenced a pilot project to digitise early passenger lists. This is part of a plan to digitise the microfilm copies of the Persons on bounty ships, 1838-96; Persons on bounty ships arriving at Port Phillip, 1839-51 and Germans on bounty ships, 1849-52. For further information or to browse those passenger lists already online go to: http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/nrs-lists/nrs-5316 If you find your ancestors, don’t forget to check the rest of the list to see who may have been travelling with them.
What do dresses, baskets, animals, hats, shoes, purses and helicopters all have in common? Want some ideas for creative activities to do when you are bored? Wonder what to do with all your old newspapers? If you’re stumped for answers come to the State Library to find out.
On Sunday December 13th at 2:00pm the State Library will formally recognize the winners of the Make it with Newspaper Contest 2009. The winning artists are all primary and secondary students throughout WA. Come in and meet with them to learn their tips and “do’s and don’ts” on how to create your own sculptures with newspaper.
Their winning sculptures will be on display in The Place on the Mezzanine level in the SLWA from Sunday 13th December to Sunday 31st January 2010. For ideas to beat summer boredom come to the State Library to get inspiration for your holiday activities.
Don’t waste your old newspapers – recycle them, creatively!
Where: State Library
Location: 25 Francis St, Perth, 6000
The Place, Mezzanine Level
Winners Awards Ceremony: Sunday December 13th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Exhibition: Sunday December 13th until Sunday January 31st
Mon – Thu 9.00am – 8.00pm
Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm
Sat – Sun 10.00am – 5.30pm
Join us at the State Library of Western Australia to hear Kim Beazley talk of his challenging role recording the audio version of the book titled “Father of the House: the memoirs of Kim E Beazley”. The book was written by his father and is an inside story of one of Australia’s longest serving and most influential Ministers in Federal Parliament.
In addition to his many accomplishments in the political arena, Kim Beazley spent nine weeks with a member of the Association for the Blind of WA Audio Production team recording and finalising the audio for the novel.
The State Library of WA is pleased to host Kim Beazley in our Theatre as he shares with us his fascinating experiences recording the book, read pages from the book, tell some anecdotes of his relationship with his father and maybe reveal some of his future plans in Washington.
Please join us to also congratulate Kim and wish him safe travels on his journey across the pond to Washington, D.C..
Where: State Library of Western Australia
Address: 25 Francis St, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Location: State Library Theatre on the ground floor
When: Friday January 8th, 2010
Time: 12:30pm start
RSVP Recommended: Phone: 9427 3151, or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas comes but once a year and brings with it months of preparation, particulary with music. There are carols and songs to learn in choirs, schools, churches and ensembles. New music is written and the old favourites are rolled out with surprising regularity. Come and visit the State Library for all your Christmas sheet music needs. Our web site gives you a brief overview of our collection, and links to some useful web sites for further information including copyright issues.
The digital archive of The Irish Times, published from 1859, has been made available for free searching until December 14th 2009 as part of the newspaper’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Make the most of this opportunity to research your Irish ancestry while the offer lasts. Visit: http://www.irishtimes.com/search/index.html or click on the Republic of Ireland flag to begin your journey into the past. Don’t forget to use the ‘refine by’ option to limit your results.
Congratulations to The Irish Times on its 150th anniversary – and thank you for this great free offer.