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NZ passenger lists on FamilySearch-indexes and imag

There is a set of images on Familysearch, viewable on your home computer, called
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, passenger lists, 1839-1973"
The catalogue link is
This consists of three collections
New Zealand, emigration registers, 1839-1850 / New Zealand Company
New Zealand, passenger lists, 1883-1973 / New Zealand. Department of Social Security
New Zealand, passenger lists, Canterbury provincial assisted immigrants, 1840-1880s / New Zealand Company

Click through to ...
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Is MyHeritage useful

I ask this because I paid about £50 for the lowest level subscription and it seems to me that they just want me to add other peoples trees to my tree. There appears to be no way of searching. I have emailed them.

Have I got the wrong end of the stick? Does anyone like this site?
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FamilySearch Change

Get this in before Maureen!
"Searching and viewing historical records will soon require you to be logged in with a free FamilySearch Account" ... -benefits/
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Websites/pages about Family History Photos

I am compiling a list of websites/webpages that have a connection with Family History photographs in any of it's forms. If you have used a useful page or have a page of your own that contains your ancestors photographs then please get in touch! I am particularly interested in military photographs and any connected with Leicestershire.
Thank you!
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Maintenance for Illegitimate child, civil and military aspec

Maintenance for Illegitimate child, civil and military aspects.

Seen on the Great War Forum, a post by Johnathon Swan, author of "Law and War: Magistrates in the Great War", who has covered this topic in his book

He advised

There were both civil and military procedures to deal with a man's responsibilities to his illegitimate children.

Under the Bastardy Laws Amendment Act of 1872, the mother had to apply to the magistrates' court for a ...
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Transcription service for Old German handwriting.

I saw the following mentioned on the Great War Forum.

A non profit organization based in Hamburg will, for a donation, transcribe from Old German to Latin script, old handwritten documents, such as diaries or other family documents.

Whether this group will then translate to English, you would need to enquire, but Google Translate would give an indication of the contents, ...
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Barge Building in Sudbury, Suffolk

My ancestors built barges in Sudbury, Suffolk. Many members of the family from my 3 x Gt Grandfather were involved from 1780 until at least 1850

I have been unable to find out what type of barge was built.

Can anyone assist please
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London Marriage Licences 1521-1869

findmypast has added a dataset called London Marriage Licences 1521-1869 ... -1521-1869

However, the information is taken from a book of the same name, which is freely available on the Internet Archive,

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Digitised FamilySearch microfilms

Seen on the India Rootsweb Mailing List, advice that Family Search microfilms will no longer be able to ordered after 31 August 2017.

The FamilySearch blog which advised this is ... t-31-2017/ which states:
The last day for ordering microfilm will be August 31, 2017.
FamilySearch has now digitally reproduced the bulk of its microfilm collection, with over 1.5 billion images available online. The digitization of remaining microfilms ...
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Findmypast - free access

There is currently FREE access being provided by Findmypast, to their English and Irish records.

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