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News from Familysearch

Each week Familysearch sends out a list of new resources added to their collection. Here are this week’s updates.

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 SALT LAKE CITY, UT—This week, millions of new historic records were made freely available from the NetherlandsKansasSweden, and Washington. Many more were published from ArgentinaItalyLouisianaParaguay, and South Africa! Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

COLLECTIONS

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889

0

853,178

Added images to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Freedmen’s Complaints 1865- 1872

140,985

209,817

New indexed records and images collection
Utah Tremonton and Garland Obituaries 1959-2013

18,360

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942

5,487,573

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1863-1872

90,597

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953

0

1,041,753

Added images to an existing collection
Peru Cusco Civil Registration 1889-1997

78,283

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records1865-1872

154,587

97,567

New indexed records and images collection
Illinois DeKalb County Land Records 1838-1927

57,179

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education 1865-1872

145,374

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Probate Index Cards 1640-1903

194,981

0

New indexed records collection
England Sussex Parish Registers 1538-1910

1,223,484

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic Church Books 1552-1963

31,206

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998

0

761

Added images to an existing collection
New Hampshire Vital and Town Records Index 1656-1938

442,376

0

New indexed records collection
Arizona County Marriages 1871-1964

72,804

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Porto Catholic Church Records 1535-1949

34,701

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006

152,033

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Jersey, State Census, 1855

73,030

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Minnesota Clay County School Census Records 1909-1962

296,251

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps 1798-1937

4,091,420

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Family History for You

NFHM-logoIn celebration of National Family History Month Hornsby Shire Family History Group will be hosting its 3rd Annual Geneagala in conjuction with Hornsby Library.

When: Saturday 12th August 2017, 10:00 am to 3pm

Where: Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St, Hornsby

This event is open to all those with an interest in their family history, there is something on the program for beginners to experienced genies.

Sydney genealogist and historian, Christine Yeats, our special guest will be the first speaker on our program.

Family History for You – Program

10:00 am Welcome – Coral Shand, Hornsby Shire Family History Group
10:15 Is there really nothing there? – Family history research in the 21st century – Christine Yeats
11:30  National Archives of Australia: records for family history – Coral Shand
12:15 The British Newspaper Archive – Neil Chippendale
1:00 Beginning Family History: 10 rules, 10 tips, 10 resources – Jill Ball
1:45 Early Church Records/Films for NSW – Lyn Parsons
2:15 Using Trove and online newspapers for research – Jill Ball
2:45 Prize Draw – Main Prize A gift certificate from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS) for any online course from a choice of over 200 courses  – Coral Shand

Genealogy Clinic

10:30 – 10:30 to 2:45 with Hornsby Shire FHG volunteers in the Esther Wait Room and Computer Room

Drop in to the Geneaclinic throughout the day for:

  • Help for beginners
  • Assistance with Hornsby Library’s online resources (Ancestry, FindMyPast and My Heritage) and other resources
  • Help with Brickwalls and research problems
  • Tips for organising your research
  •  A chat with Hornsby Shire FHG members

At 2:45 pm there will be a prize draw for those in attendance.

For further information please contact:
Coral Shand, Coordinator  cshand21@gmail.com
Jill Ball, Communications  jillballau@gmail.com 
Local Studies, Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service.

News from Familysearch

News Release from Familysearch

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of July 10, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 14 July 2017–FamilySearch published new historic records this week from Brazil (about 4 million civil registration records), Chile, France, Netherlands, New Jersey, Nicaragua, Ohio, Peru, Russia, and BillionGraves. Search then for free at FamilySearch or by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

BillionGraves Index

286,762

286,762

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014

2,480,472

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013

1,458,383

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903

12,575

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1894

22,347

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records

747,018

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Jersey State Census, 1895

500,743

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013

78,964

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004

484,319

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996

1,133

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923

0

5,039

Added images to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

Free Access to Ancestry

News in the mailbox today.

Ancestry
FREE ACCESS 18-20 FEBRUARY*
Banish those winter blues – make the most of free access to Ancestry
Starting this Saturday, we’re giving you free access to all our UK and Irish records for three whole days.* So, you’ll want to know how to make the most of this opportunity.

The video below should be just what you need.
See how easy it is…

Watch now
*Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 18 February and will be free until 20 February, 2017 at 23:59 BST. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership. To see a full list of the records in the featured collections please click here.

Trove Tuesday – NSW Government Gazettes

Recently added to Trove were the Digitised copies of the Government Gazettes for New South Wales from 1832 to 2001. These goldmines of genealogical data give us some information on Hornsby families.

To find the articles below simple searches for suburb names in the Shire were used. You may recognise some local names in these snippets.

gazh011966 ‘GALSTON SCHOOL OF ARTS’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 23 September, p. 3860. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22002552gazh021949 ‘RE will of VICTOR ERNEST NEILLEY, late of Berowra, in’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 25 March, p. 960. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224788195

gazh03
1901 ‘IN BANKRUPTCY.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 23 August, p. 6464. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222065413

gazh04

1910 ‘SHIRE OF HORNSBY.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 27 January, p. 622. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227061556

gazh06
1989 ‘NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.—Re will of HEBER BAKER WILLIAMS, late of Hornsby (formerly of Thornleigh), in’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 16 June, p. 3582. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article231667709

gazh07
1953 ‘APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY FIRE PATROL OFFICERS.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 24 December, p. 4258. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220299594

gazh08
1979 ‘PRIVATE ADVERTISEMENTS’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 25 May, p. 2532. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219968685

Familysearch Draws a Crowd

Paul Parton from Familysearch who made a return visit to our Group yesterday drew the largest audience we have entertained in our short history. It was heartening to see so many members and visitors supporting one of our favourite speakers.

20161116_141606Full House at HSFHG

Paul’s time on the floor flew by as he demonstrated the features of Familysearch search and took questions from the floor. Paul has indicated that he may be able to return once more to demonstrate the use of and answer questions about the Familysearch Family Tree.

p1000327Paul Parton taking us on a tour of the Familysearch site.

As our guests s20161117_130632treamed in I noticed two new people carrying a couple of cardboard boxes. Elder and Sister McSweeney, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are presently serving a mission with the Church in Australia and came along to the meeting to support Paul. I was thrilled to meet and chat with these visitors from the genealogy mecca of Salt Lake City.

After Paul’s talk concluded the contents of the boxes were revealed. The McSweeneys had brought along goodie bags from Familysearch for those in attendance at our meeting. Thanks to Familysearch, Paul Parton and the McSweeneys for your support of The Hornsby Shire Family History Group.

The Amazing things in the UK Gazettes

The guest speaker for our October meeting will be crossing the border from Ku-ring-gai  to explain how we can use UK Gazettes as a genealogy research tool. This talk was very well received when Jenny Joyce presented it at the National Congress in jenny-joyceCanberra last year.

Jenny Joyce has been a genealogist for the past 35 years, first as a hobby researching her own family, and for the past eight years as professional researcher, lecturer, teacher and writer.  She has been writing a genealogy blog since 2010 (jennyalogy.blogspot.com) and records an occasional podcast (jennyalogypodcast.blogspot.com). Jenny is the President of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, and a member of its family history committee. Together with core genealogy, Jenny has a deep interest in DNA in relation to genealogy, paleography and historical photography.

Members and guests are welcome to join us for this event at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 19 October at 2:00pm.