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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. […]

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 […]

Hall’s Cottage History

Want to get a feel for life in the Peel region at the time of our pioneers? Just take a visit to Hall’s Cottage at Leighton Place in Halls Head. This original limestone cottage was built by Henry Edward Hall in 1833. Hall was the first person to develop a fishing industry in the Mandurah […]