Friday, February 25, 2011

Genealogy and Family History Podcasts

For those unfamiliar with them, a podcast is an audio or video file that is made available on the Internet for download and playback using a computer or a mobile device such as an Ipod.
Podcasts of the BBC Radio genealogy programmes are now available online.  Tracing Your Roots was a series of talks on BBC Radio 4, and Digging Up Your Roots is BBC Radio Scotland's genealogy programme.
The National Archives in Britain also have a series of podcasts available on a variety of topics.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

South Australian BMDs

Were your ancestors pioneers of South Australia? Perhaps they were among SA's early settlers. Find out by searching the shipping passenger lists, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records.  Searchable databases include : Colonial South Australian Pioneers [arrivals, births, marriages, deaths & burials] ; Passenger lists of shipping arrivals in South Australia 1803-54 ; Births in South Australia 1836-54 ; Marriages in South Australia 1836-55 ; Deaths in South Australia 1836-50 ; Cemeteries & burials in South Australia [with maps].  Go to