Thursday, November 25, 2010

Preserving Documents

Have you accumulated a number of old documents and photographs over the years?  The National Archives of Australia have plenty of advice on preserving and storing them, as well as advice on saving items damaged by fire or flood.
Preservation Australia is a company specializing in resources for preserving documents and photographs, from wallets and folder to tools and equipment to albums and binders.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Irish Ancestry

A series of free eBooks has been made available in PDF format by Ancestry Ireland. The books are as follows, with direct URLs to their locations listed below each:
My Roots: tracing your Belfast ancestors (2007)
The 6th Connaught Rangers: Belfast Nationalists and the Great War (2008)
In search of Sperrins Ancestors (2004)
Belfast & Nashville (2010)

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Australian content on

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1796-1942.
This database contains registers of coroners’ inquests for New South Wales, Australia, for the years 1796–1942. Coroners were responsible for inquiring into any unnatural or sudden deaths in their jurisdiction. They also investigated deaths when a body was unidentified, a cause of death was uncertain, or the deceased was in the care of the state. Coroners could investigate fires that caused destruction of property, as well. Magistrates could take depositions about circumstances of death in more remote areas where no coroner was available.