New family history record sets now available online

Don’t forget to check regularly for updates to Ancestry and Findmypast online collections. We have listed some of the most recent additions below.

Happy hunting!

Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861 - 1919

Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861 – 1919





Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919
This collection of crew lists held by the Liverpool Record Office includes records for 912 ships whose home port was registered as Liverpool, England. The lists contain information on ship voyages, crew members, and apprentices. Many of the records are grouped together as agreement booklets or ships’ logs.  Crew lists vary in detail but generally give year of birth, town, county or country where born, ship in which the mariner last sailed, pay, etc. as well as date, place and cause of leaving ship.

Also, check out the extensive new German records recently added.
From the Ancestry home page select Recently added/updated collections from the Quick Links box. Then either browse the list or do a keyword search using the term Germany.

The State Library (SLWA) provides free access to Ancestry within the SLWA building and at public libraries throughout WA.

London Apprenticeship Abstracts  1442 – 1850
Nearly 500,000 names are indexed including apprentices, their parents and masters. Please note that seventy percent of the apprentices originate from outside of London.

Apprentice shoemaker

London Apprenticeship Abstracts, 1442 – 1850







Warwickshire, Birmingham burials 1833-2010
Usually list the deceased’s name, year of birth, year of death, year of burial, place of burial  and register number.

Other new Findmypast records sets from London and Surrey
The Surrey and City of London Livery Company Association Oath rolls, 1695-96
London Consistory Court Depositions Index 1700-1713
The Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1700-1807
The Sussex, Eastbourne Monumental Inscriptions 1610-2008
Surrey Peculiars Probate Index 1660-1751
Greater London Burials 1399-1902

These sets of records are invaluable information sources that just might take your family tree back before the introduction of  civil registration.

Transcription - London Apprenticeships

Transcription – London Apprenticeships






Findmypast is available for free for users within the State Library.  Some public libraries also provide free access to Findmypast.


English Genealogist Michael Gandy to Speak at State Library

Presented by the Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc.) in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia.

Renowned genealogist and raconteur, Michael Gandy, is being brought to Perth to speak at an all-day seminar on Saturday 17 November.  Michael is an expert on Irish and Catholic records in England.  He will be presenting three seminars on the day:  English Records for Irish Research; Huguenot Ancestors; and It Gets Easier Every Day (a warning about the dangers of using “short cuts” and being complacent about your research).

Other guest speaker Michael Murray will present DNA for Genealogists – the Layman’s Guide. Mike will provide an explanation of how it works and how you can use it to confirm or discount a relationship.

Tricia and Leonie, the Family History Subject Specialists at the State Library, will also be showcasing some digitised Western Australian historical resources that family historians may not be familiar with. The Library’s eresources will also be highlighted.

A great opportunity to discover family history resources that you may never have considered.

For further information and costs see: