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Monday, October 11, 2010

September Happenings

I have been a bit slack keeping the news up to date, but with a busy couple of months at work and a very cold wet and miserable few months over winter I was unable to get to a few meetings. So I will try and catch up on some of the news this month.

At our September meeting there were a few new purchases mentioned.
The group now have:
WA Inquests 1876-1903 An Index of Inquests as published in the WA Police Gazettes
The National Burial Index for England and Wales 3rd Ed
Patients in Melbourne Hospital 1856-1905
Other Local information:
Our Rate books have been sent off to be scanned. So it will be a great resource for the group and the local area to have those available.

News of Interest:
The GSV have a really good seminar on Two hundred Years of Death and Dying in Victoria on 30th October. Book at GSV - http://www.familyhistorybookshop.org.au/categories/GSV-Events/

Scotland’s People website has been revamped so have a look at what is now available at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

VicGUM newsletter had a review on the beta version of FTM 2011 by John Donaldson that if you are an FTM user like I am and would like to know what some of the new features of which there are 100 that will be available it is worth a read. A copy of this will be at our rooms. To become a member of VicGUM visit their website at http://www.vicgum.asn.au/

Links to Useful Sites:
I have had heaps of emails with interesting and useful sites over the last few months so I will list a few that I think are good.

London Lives - a great site with old documents relating to the London area for 1690-1800

Gazettes Online UK -  Visit the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes for insolvency data, public notices or honours and awards (for government, business or individuals).

Friends of Cheltenham Cemetery - The Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. covers two historic burial grounds in Melbourne's south-east - Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery (Old Cheltenham Cemetery) (1864) and Cheltenham Memorial Park (New Cheltenham Cemetery) (1933).

Eltham Cemetery - Searchable interment registers

Berwick Cemetery Trust - Cemetery Register and Compartment Maps.

Headstone Photographs in Victorian Cemeteries - You are able to request photos of headstones for photos listed on a number of Victorian Cemeteries.

RootsIreland - One of the largest databases of Irish records. Have just added records for Laois and Offaly.

County Cork Historical Records - Searchable records available in Cork, Ireland.

HAT History of Australian Theatre - a database with archives of people involved with theatre in Australia.

Australian Newspapers - You have to keep going back here because they are adding more papers all the time.  The Western Argus for WA newspapers is the lates.

Meeting on 13th October will post more information after then. ☺