Friday, April 21, 2017

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, April 21, 2017


Over 128,000 brand new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday, Including;


Over 76,000 additional records have been added to the Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 collection. These once classified records, digitised from original documents held by The National Archives in Kew, record the struggles of life under martial law in Ireland and contain the details of soldiers and civilians who participated in or were affected by the Easter Rising of April 1916.

Your ancestor may be found in the records if they were killed or wounded during the conflict, arrested and held in internment, or tried by court martial. Additionally, if their home or place of work was searched they may appear in the records as the collection shows the efforts of the military and police to discover arms, ammunition and seditious material through thousands of raids.


Discover your ancestor’s baptism, marriage, or burial with over 10,000 records taken from original parish registers from Christ Church Cathedral in New South Wales. The records span the years 1804 to 1900 and will reveal the names of your ancestor’s parents.
Currently the collection holds just over 5,000 baptisms, around 2,200 marriages records, and just over 3,300 burials. Some burials have also been transcribed from newspapers and other sources.


Explore this index of over 19,000 records to see if your ancestors crossed the Atlantic and uncover details of their voyage. Each record will reveal the individual’s age, status, nationality, occupation and details of their voyage.

These records pertain to British and non-British passengers and crewmen arriving at Sydney from 1 January to 31 March 1881. There are a number of reasons why someone may be missing – or appear missing – from the 1881 British census such as death, misspellings, transcription errors, temporary absences and migration. Emigration was perhaps more common than assumed – over 4 million people are estimated to have emigrated from the British Isles (including Ireland) between 1853 and 1975.


Over 2,000 records have been added to our Australia, Boer War Contingents collection. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal your ancestor’s place of birth, place of enlistment, contingent, rank, awards and any additional notes.

The Second Boer War lasted from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902. It was fought between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. As part of the British war effort, troops were gathered from various colonies of the British Empire, including Australia. Australia sent eight contingents comprising around 15,000 men and women.


Over 19,000 records have been added to our collection of New South Wales, Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers Transfer Files. These land transfer records can help you determine the property dealings of your New South Wales ancestors and see if they were involved in transferring land ownership. The records also include files relating to returned servicemen from the First World War who took part in the soldier settlement scheme.

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies widely, but the records may include reveal your ancestor’s name, residence, settlement purchase number, settlement purchase area, farm number, the date of transfer and any additional notes.

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2017


Salt Lake City, Utah (20 April 2017), The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has announced its free family history classes and webinars for May 2017.  Participants can conveniently attend in person or online. The May calendar will offer classes on how to succeed researching Belgium, British Isles, Colombia,  ​France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and US records-related classes, as well as a variety of how-to classes. Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don't forget. Find and easily share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

Online classes offered in the schedule are noted as "Webinars". Webinars noted in red this month have limited attendance and require registration. Click on the title to register in advance. 
Webinar attendees need to click on the link next to the class title to attend the online class on the scheduled date and time. Those attending the Library in-person need to simply go to the room noted. Invite family and friends. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Not able to attend a webinar live or in-person? Most sessions are taped and can be viewed later online at your convenience in the archive for Family History Library Classes and Webinars.

DATE / TIME
CLASS (SKILL LEVEL)
WEBINAR | ROOM
Tue, 2-May, 10:00 AMOverview of FamilySearch.org (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 3-May, 10:00 AMSpanish Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 3-May, 1:00 PMUnderstanding Places in Ireland (Beginner)WebinarB2 Lab
Wed, 3-May, 3:00 PMAsk Your United States Research Question (Beginner)WebinarB2 Lab
Thur, 4-May, 11:00 AMStarting Family Tree: Attaching FamilySearch Sources to your Tree (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Thur, 4-May, 1:00 PMBritish Case Study (Beginner)WebinarB2 Lab
Fri, 5-May, 1:00 PMUnited States Case Study (Intermediate)WebinarB2 Lab
Sat, 6-May, 1:00 PMRecursos geneal√≥gicos de Colombia (Beginner)WebinarB1 Lab
Mon, 8-May, 10:00 AMUsing the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Tue, 9-May, 11:00 AMNorwegian Emigration: The Experience (Beginner)WebinarMain C
Tue, 9-May, 11:00 AMWhat is New at FamilySearch.org (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 10-May, 10:00 AMItalian Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Thur, 11-May, 11:00 AMUsing Social Media for Family History (Beginner)WebinarMain C
Mon, 15-May, 9:00 AMFinding German Places of Origin (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Mon, 15-May, 10:00 AMUsing the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Mon, 15-May, 10:15 AMSpelling Variations in German Given and Place Names (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Mon, 15-May, 11:30 AMMeyers German Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Mon, 15-May, 2:00 PMGerman Church Records and Beyond: Deepen Your Research
Using a Variety of Town Records (Intermediate)
WebinarMain B/C
Mon, 15-May, 3:15 PMElusive Immigrant: Methods of Proving Identity (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Tue, 16-May, 9:00 AMFinding Your French Ancestors Online Part 1 (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Tue, 16-May, 10:15 AMFinding Your French Ancestors Online Part 2 (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Tue, 16-May, 11:30 AMFinding Your French Ancestors Online Part 3 (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Tue, 16-May, 1:00 PMTips and Tricks of Using FamilySearch’s Historical Records (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Tue, 16-May, 2:00 PMOut of the Ashes of Paris (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Tue, 16-May, 3:15 PMResearch in Alsace-Lorraine (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Wed, 17-May, 9:00 AMLatin for Researchers (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Wed, 17-May, 10:00 AMFrench Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 17-May, 10:15 AMCalendar Changes in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the
Low Countries (Intermediate)
WebinarMain B/C
Wed, 17-May, 11:30 AMGazetteers and Maps for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the
Netherlands (Intermediate)
WebinarMain B/C
Wed, 17-May, 2:00 PMBeginning Research in Luxembourg (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Wed, 17-May, 3:15 PMBeginning Research in Belgium (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Thur, 18-May, 9:00 AMNames in Belgium and the Netherlands (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Thur, 18-May, 10:15 AMWieWasWie, Past the Index: What to do Next (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Thur, 18-May, 11:00 AMStarting Family Tree: Submitting Names for Temple Work (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Thur, 18-May, 11:30 AMDutch Provincial and City Research (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Thurs, 18-May, 2:00 PMDutch Research Before 1811 (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Thu, 18-May, 3:15 PMFinding Your Family in the Amazing Online Amsterdam City
Archives (Intermediate)
WebinarMain B/C
Fri, 19-May, 9:00 AMBeginning Swiss Research Part 1 (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Fri, 19-May, 10:15 AMBeginning Swiss Research Part 2 (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Fri, 19-May, 11:30 AMSwiss Archives Online Records (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Fri, 19-May, 2:00 PMSwiss Census Records (Beginner)WebinarMain B/C
Fri, 19-May, 3:15 PMSwiss Chorgericht Records (Intermediate)WebinarMain B/C
Sat, 20-May, 1:00 PMDivi√©rtete con tus hijos creando una fiesta de Historia Familiar (Beginner)WebinarB1 Lab
Mon, 22-May, 10:00 AMUsing the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Tue, 23-May, 11:00 AM
FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Tue, 23-May, 1:00 PM
Tracing Scottish Ancestry Online (Beginner)WebinarB2 Lab
Wed, 24-May, 10:00 AM
Portuguese Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 24-May, 2:00 PM
Databases for Swedish Genealogy (Intermediate)WebinarMain B
Thu, 25-May, 10:00 AM
United States Census: Techniques and Strategies for Finding
Elusive Ancestors (Beginner)
WebinarMain B
Thur, 25-May, 1:00 PM
Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England’s North Country (Intermediate)WebinarB2 Lab
Tue, 30-May, 1:00 PM
Starting Family Tree: Open Questions and Answers (Beginner)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 31-May, 10:00 AM
Dutch Language Records Indexing ( 1½ hrs) (Intermediate)WebinarM Lab
Wed, 31-May, 1:00 PM
Your British/Irish Research Questions Answered (Beginner)WebinarB2 Lab


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