Category: International Genealogy Resources
More Australian Immigration Records Available
The National Archives of Australia has online immigration records 1920–1950 and naturalization records as early as 1852 at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx.
The Public Records Office of Australia also has information online about nearly 1.7 million people who immigrated to the country. The information is located at http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/PROVguides/PROVguide050/PROVguide050.jsp.
It consists of:
• Index to Unassisted Passengers to Victoria from British (UK) and Foreign Ports, 1852-1923, with 1,503,856 names
Early Release of the 1911 UK Census
The 1911 census England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands is now available online and available to the public at www.1911census.co.uk. Searching is free but to view the actual record, users will be asked to pay a fee.
The 1911 census covered England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, as well as recording those aboard Royal Naval and Merchant vessels at sea and in foreign ports and, for the first time in a British census, full details of British Army personnel and their families in military establishments overseas.
Thanks to huge public demand for the 1911 census, the records were released earlier than the scheduled 2012 date.
Online Australian Passenger Lists
While browsing a recent genealogy newsletter, I stumbled across a site that provides free online indexes and passenger lists for all of Australia. It is located at http://www.coraweb.com.au/shipindex.htm. Many of these indexes are published by government agencies and access to the information is free of charge.
In addition, researchers can come to the Prairie History Room to use the Ancestry Library Edition database to search the New South Wales (Australia), Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826–1922. They provide the name of the passenger, estimated birth year, port of departure, port of arrival, voyage arrival date, vessel name, origin location (town or country). Access to the database requires a valid RPL card and PIN. For more information about how the database access, please contact us either by phone (306) 777-6011 or by email.
New Directories Added to Ancestry Library Edition Database
Ancestry.com has now uploaded 500 German city directories containing an estimated 27 million names as part of its resources. Most of the directories come from the late 1800s and early to mid-1900s. Users can browse all of the German directories (note: this link takes you to the Ancestry.com website) or you can search for a particular individual using the general search feature and limiting your results by country.
As some of you may know, the Prairie History Room now offers Ancestry Library Edition for our users. This database is similar to the popular genealogy website. Access to the database and all of its records is free to anyone to use on our public terminals at the Central branch. Patrons are reminded to bring their Regina Public Library card to log in so they begin using this important research tool. Do not have a Library card? Well signing up for a free card takes only a couple of minutes with a proof of address and two pieces of government ID.
Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy
Introducing a yet another new and fabulous resource for researchers...
Price & Associates, Inc., a team of professional genealogists in Salt Lake City, have published a list of over 500 of their favorite English websites that can be used to solve family history riddles. The list is free to the public.
The Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy website is divided into categories such as census and census substitute; baptism, marriage, and burial indexes; occupations; and emigration records to name a few. Links to sites requiring fees are distinguished by color.
The National Archives of Ireland, in partnership with Libraries and Archives Canada (LAC), are making the 1911 census of Ireland available to the public enabling anyone to search by first or family name. The site contains the digital equivalent of 4,000 reels of microfilm and 3.5 million images. However, take note. It currently holds records for Dublin only, but project organisers plan to add the rest of the country, as well as details of the 1901 census, next year.
The site also includes both a transcription as well as scanned images of each page. Researchers can search the transcriptions for names, then click on a link to see the original image. The best part? It's absolutely free!
The 1911 Irish census records of Dublin is available at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
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