Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Australian Databases on Ancestry

Ancestry has announced new Australian content now available through Ancestry Library Edition, which can be accessed FREE using the library public access computers.

Birth Index, 1788-1922

Death Index, 1787-1985

Marriage Index, 1788-1949

Always search the "About" section of any database searched on Ancestry. The following indexes are not complete. They do not cover every state for every year indicated.

Also, Cowra Military Camps Personnel Photo Index, New South Wales, Australia, 1905-1970

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Victorian Wills Online

The Victorian Wills Online is an index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925

You can search this list for names of people whose estates underwent the probate process in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Go to

Monday, July 5, 2010

Clergy of the Church of England database

The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd) makes available and searchable the principal records of clerical careers from over 50 archives in England and Wales with the aim of providing coverage of as many clerical lives as possible from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century.  The site can be found at

The CCEd’s major features include:
Records relating to the major events of clerical careers – ordination, appointments as curates, rectors and lecturers
Information about parishes, chapelries and the many secular institutions and persons with chaplains
Information about patrons, many of them women
Information about schools and schoolteachers