Marcella Dillon nee Kavanagh (1849-1919) and extended family
Ancestry Library Edition has recently been updated and one of the big changes is that family trees and photographs submitted by the public are now available to view. This is a vast resource but please bear in mind that all sources need to be checked.
Nearly 40 million trees have been contributed by more than two million Ancestry.com members. These members have indicated that their tree(s) can be viewed by all Ancestry members
The trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees
The trees in the Library Edition are read-only. Library patrons cannot edit the existing trees or add new trees
Information about living people is not shown. There are more than two billion nodes in the Public Member Trees database. A large percentage of the nodes are not for living people
Each Public Member Tree is owned by the individual who put it on Ancestry.com
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Library patrons can submit anonymous comments about any tree
There is no login for individual users of the Library Edition
A medal for long service and good conduct which was conferred on certain policemen on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Officers received gold medals and men silver medals.
Two seminars for your delectation… Australian Joint Copying Project: what is it and where do I start?
Have you always wished you could get your hands on documents hidden away in archives in the UK? You may be surprised to learn that many of them are available on microfilm right here at the State Library. Records include documents relating to convicts, soldiers, early settlers and more.
Black and white and read all over
Newspaper stories and notices – even advertising can reveal a lot about our ancestors. We offer an introduction to digitised historic newspapers including Trove, the Times Digital Archive, British and Irish Newspapers, and more.
Australian Joint Copying Project: what is it and where do I start? 10.30am – 12.00 Black and white and read all over 1.00pm – 2.30pm When: Thursday 6 September Where:Great Southern Room, State Library of WA, Northbridge
The talks are free but you MUST register.
Register in person at WAGS library, Unit 5, 48 May st, Bayswater or call (08) 9271 4311 during library hours.
Anyone with South Australian ancestors will be excited to learn that the birth, marriage and death indexes for South Australia are now online at the Genealogy SA website.
The following indexes are available:
Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842-1928
Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842-1916
Death Registration Certificates Index 1842-1972
Newspaper Birth Notices Index from 1960 onwards
Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972 onwards
You can search by surname, first name or initial, and year + or – 7 years. Once you find the entry you’re looking for, you can click on the More Info button and request a transcription from the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society.
We will be offering two free family history talks at the State Library on Thursday 9 February as part of our Learning program.
Black and White and Read All Over looks at some of the wonderful digitised historic newspapers available through Trove and the Library’s e-resources. Many of these are also available for you to use from home as members of the State Library.
Fantastic Websites is exactly that – a look at some of our favourite family history websites from around the world. Many of them will be familiar to you but you may discover some gems!
For bookings please phone 9427 3111 and visit our Family History Learning page for further details of these and other courses.
Have a look at a new web page for Choral Music on the SLWA site. Here you will also find a list of choral music including popular, rock, jazz, film, show and television music. It is difficult to isolate these works via a traditional catalogue search, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Also check out some of the internet resources for choirs and choral music in WA and make sure your choir is listed. If you have produced a recording, we’d love to have it in our collection.
Simply click on any heading (or tag) to see which sites have been bookmarked for that topic. The larger the heading, the more websites are available. Tags range from geographic locations to topics such as convicts or world war.
Most of the sites are free so why not explore – who knows what you might find?
The subscription database Findmypast Ireland has added a new series of records that offer a great new resource for family historians with an Irish background.
Irish Prison records are a key source for tracing family history because they record such a huge volume of prisoners, their relatives and in many cases their victims. This dataset is compiled from the collection housed in the National Archives of Ireland and covers most surviving records for prisons in the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. In total there are 2.7 million records, with information on over 3.5 million people. Please note that the database can only be used within the State Library building. To access, simply type Findmypast into our online catalogue or click on the logo above.
The great news for those with Irish ancestors is that we now have a new database at the State Library – Findmypast Ireland.
It includes indexes to wills, a large collection of directories, cemetery transcriptions, land records and much more. Used together with the Irish Newspaper Archives, family historians now have access to more online resources for Ireland than ever before. Please note that the database can only be used within the State Library building. To access, simply type Findmypast into our online catalogue or click on the logo above.