2017 - JULY - DECEMBER
Posted October 12, 2017
Reclaim the Records has posted images of a paper index covering 115 years of New Jersey marriages on the Internet Archive. An index by bride's name and groom's name are available for most years.
Posted September 29, 2017
The National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin has added 10,000 historic photos from across Ireland to its digitized collection of 250,000 folk stories. Stories and photos can be searched by place, person or topic. A great source for adding local colour to Irish family histories.
Posted September 23, 2017
The Digital Panopticon: Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925 provides access to millions of records for more than 90,000 people sentenced to transportation from the Old Bailey in London. Links court records in Britain to settlement records in Australia.
Posted September 18, 2017
The 1921 Canadian Census is now available on the Library and Archives Canada website. Previously access had only been through Ancesty.ca.
Posted September 13, 2017
The Auckland War Memorial Museum has posted a searchable database of records for over 100,000 New Zealand soldiers serving in World War II. Families and researchers are able to contribute additional information about each soldier to the database.
"Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. This year’s International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends - and what we can do to strengthen families in response." - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for 2013
More information: www.findingyourroots.ca/index.html