Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales by Tanya Evans

Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Australia, Books, Ireland, Tips and Hints, United Kingdom

Guest blog by historian Tanya Evans Family historians accept that their research is a journey, often enjoyed over the course of many years, sometimes across a lifetime. My book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales explores why the life stories of some men and women in the past come to Read More

New Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 26, 2011 in Australia, Content, Ireland, New records

We have good news for our members who have Irish ancestors!  We have just released millions of new Irish vital records, making it easier to trace your family history on the Emerald Isle. You’ll find new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries including Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881, Catholic Parish Marriages and Banns, 1742-1884 and Catholic Read More

UPDATED: Ireland Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837

Posted by on March 16, 2011 in Content, Ireland

The Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 record the results of a unique land survey taken to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of Ireland, the established church until 1869. They are known as the Tithe Applotment Books because the results of this land survey were originally compiled in nearly 2,000 hand-written Read More

UPDATED: Ireland Griffith’s Valuation 1848-1864

Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Content, Ireland

Griffith’s Valuation 1848-1864, indexed with images in this database, is one of Ireland’s premier genealogical resources, referencing approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. Also known as Primary Valuation of Ireland, it was executed under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith to provide a basis for determining taxes. This Read More