Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A lot has been happening at FamilySearch recently.  They have created a new index collection of Essex parish records. This collection includes christenings, marriage and burial records. The 538,000 records in the collection span the years 1538 to 1900. FamilySearch has also managed to put online a rare collection of Russian Orthodox Church records from the province of Tver, which is just north of Moscow. The collection was acquired from the state archive and includes records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials. The records span the period 1722 to 1918 (the end of World War I).  Also now available are some 2.3 million searchable Hungarian civil registration images. This collection includes births 1895 to 1920, marriages 1895 to 1950 and deaths 1895 to 1980.  Access to all these collections are free.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Victorian Genealogy Expo

The Victorian Genealogy Expo will be held Septemer 2 and 3 at the Geelong Arena, North Geelong.
The Expo will feature:
A major exhibition - including local and family history societies, libraries, archives, museums, product and service suppliers.
Presentations from leading experts from around Australia. There will be a $5 charge for most main talks; some others will be free.
Come along and enjoy the talks and exhibits.