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Family History News February 2017

Discover Your Family History This Year

There has never been an easier time to discover your Family History. With information available on the Internet and Family History databases, Ancestry and Findmypast, information can be accessed from computers in your local Kingston Library.

Photo Image Credit.
The Lawley family and friends. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/300_2253786/1/300_2253786/cite. Accessed 14 Feb 2017.

Find my past

A new webinar can be viewed on Findmypast called Finding Your Family Down Under. Vicki Dawson discusses how to access Australian records on Findmypast. Government gazettes, passenger lists, electoral roles and prison rolls are covered.

Please note: When listening to sound in the Library you need to bring in your own pair of headphones so not to disturb the quiet enjoyment of other patrons.


There is also a blog by Shauna Hicks called Expert Tips and Tricks for Tracing Australian Ancestors.


Scotlandsplaces is now free. Records are available from Historic Environment Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and National Records of Scotland. This provides access to tax rolls and ordance survey name books making this the best gazetteers of places of mid to late 19th century Scotland.



New Records Include:

  • Jersey Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1540-1812.
  • Surrey Electoral Registers 1832-1962.
  • New South Wales Land Records 1811-1870.
  • New South Wales Index to deceased Estate Files 1859-1958
  • Victoria Wills and Probate Records 1841-2009