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November 2019 – Hard Copy Filing

On 7th November 2019 Kay Hinnrichsen facilitated the Hard Copy Filing workshop

November 2019 – My Life Events

As David Smeeton was unable to make his presentation “In Search of Grandfather” on the 9th November 2019. Dr. Sheila Twine kindly stepped in as substitute Speaker and delivered a very interesting (and amusing) talk about some events in her life.

October, 2019 – Getting Started Workshop

U.K. General Register Office Online Indexes Births and Deaths

To researchers wanting information on English and Welsh ancestry, the publication online of the UK General Register Office’s Births and Deaths Indexes was the best thing since the proverbial sliced bread. The General Register Office is where to go to find births, deaths, marriages, adoptions and civil partnerships, and is located within HM Passport Office. […]

8 Reasons to Join a Family History Society

Posted by Web Operations on May 6, 2019 in Australia, New Zealand, Tips and Hints There are lots of family history societies around Australia and New Zealand and they play a key role in genealogy research. Membership fees are typically very reasonable, so here are some great reasons why it’s worth joining up. 1. They […]

Information on Twentieth-Century West Australians

Genealogists researching ancestors and relatives in Australia now have access to a much wider range of electoral rolls than were available until recently. And, with electoral rolls being the nearest thing we have to census information about individuals living in Australia, that’s important. The rolls provide name, address, occupation (up to 1983) and gender. You […]

Easier Access to More Resources

Not only has the Mandurah Family History Society launched its new, easy-to-use website, it has also upgraded access to information on the computers in our Research Rooms. These resources are in addition to the resources on our website. Mandurah Family History Society research computers now provide carefully-selected links to genealogical resources for Australia generally, the […]

June 2019, Speaker – Dr Shane Burke

Last Saturday – 8 June – Dr. Shane Burke presented a talk to the MFHS General Meeting based on the Peeltown (Western Australia) encampment near Rockingham in 1829. Shane spoke of the difference between ‘history’ and ‘archaeology’, emphasizing the need to seek out primary sources as much as possible to tell the story of events […]

Research Links and Resources

Genealogy Resources Mandurah Family History Society provides access to many FamilySearch digital collections that are not available to individuals. Remember to keep checking the FamilySearch catalogue. If you see a key symbol above the digital camera icon, you may be able to access those images in our rooms. FamilySearch Cornish Census Transcription (1841 – 1891) […]

Beginners Genealogy Research Tips

Researching your family tree is exciting. But with so much history behind us it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take heart. We’ve put together these research tips for beginners to get you started in the right direction. The first step is to organise your research … First Steps Manually chart […]