South Australian births, deaths and marriages before 1842

South Australia Births, Deaths & Marriages

This week it’s like getting blood from a stone with South Australian births, death and marriages. (When only a few weeks ago, I did an article on Tasmania and wrote about the ease of finding records for family historians.)  It’s confusing, it’s frustrating and it is painstaking work. A lot … Continue reading

Discovering Wedding Photos in your Family History

Arthur & Edna Sanderson

Although photography had started in 1838, it was not widely used in 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. So fourteen years later in 1854, they dressed in their wedding clothes again and finally got their wedding picture taken.  By today’s standards, that seems crazy and I’m glad it still … Continue reading

How to get the most from Findmypast

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Findmypast is top ranking subscription website. It offers millions of genealogy records. However it has been plagued with problems in the last year or so. In early 2014, they changed their interface and practically ruined their search facilities. In May 2014, they had to acknowledge that the site didn’t work … Continue reading