Help on Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition is available on every PC in every branch library. All you need is your library card to access it via our website. If you ever feel stuck or frustrated have a look at the “Help” link which appears at the top right hand side of most pages. Under the “Answers” tab search…
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Papers added to Papers Past

Additional newspapers have been added to New Zealand's Papers Past website. Papers Past is a collection of digitised historic New Zealand newspapers which offers browsing and full text searching. The titles and issues now available are: Ashburton Guardian (1890-1895, 1897, 1899-1909, 1911-1920) Manawatu Standard (1883-1886) Manawatu Times (1877-1881, 1883-1884) Ohinemuri Gazette (1891-1892, 1896-1921) Thames Star…
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New Australian content on Ancestry

Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912 This database contains an index to registers of passengers on immigrant ships arriving in Queensland, Australia, between 1848 and 1912. The ships were coming from ports in the UK and Europe. The registers typically do not include passengers from New Zealand, the Americas or other non-European ports. Details vary, but…
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Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers new on Ancestry

A fantastically rich collection of Irish records entitled the Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845 – 1847 is now available on Ancestry. These 7,000 original letters were written by Irish citizens who were requesting help during the Great Famine in the mid 19th century. Some are quite harrowing accounts of life during the Famine, which…
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New Genealogy Books Part 1

The following titles have been added to the collection recently: The surnames of Scotland The clans, septs & regiments of the Scottish highlands Nick Barrett’s Guide to your ancestors lives How to trace your family tree in England, Ireland, Soctland and Wales by Kathy Chater Family photographs 1860-1945 by Robert Pols Fair Game: Australia’s first…
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Heavenaddress.com

A new website has come to my attention of interest to Australian and New Zealand researchers - Heavenaddress.com Users can subscribe and build a memorial page to their lost loved ones. Being a Curator, you can: Upload photos, music, video clips, to create a memory book, build a personal social network to whatever extent you…
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New resources

The following items have been added to the collection: Books South Australian History Sources Deaths from the South Australian Government Gazettes 1845-1941 PROV Lands Guide Your genealogy affects your health Tracing your Baltic, Scandinavian, eastern European and Middle Eastern Ancestry online At home with your Ancestors.com Evidence Explained Digital restoration from start to finish Introduction…
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