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FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries-set up procedure

FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to many digitised records (but not all) from FamilySearch that otherwise would only be available at a FamilySearch Centre.

There have been some recent blogs from FamilySearch about Affiliate Libraries, and it would appear that FS is making it easier for libraries to become a FS Affiliate Library

Perhaps there are libraries near you which you could suggest apply to become a FS Affiliate Library, which would mean that it ...
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Surrey Institutional Records with an emigration connection.

Surrey Institutional Records with an emigration connection, available FamilySearch/findmypast

There was an article in a recent issue of Descent, Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists, June 2019, page 31 ... escent.pdf

about records held on FamilySearch microfilm of the Royal Philanthropic Society in London which was set up for the admission of the offspring of convicts and the reformation of criminal poor children.

The FamilySearch catalogue entry ...
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China Records

China Families. Expanded website, previously called China Coast Family History, from the University of Bristol.
"On this site you can find a growing body of information about men and women of many different nationalities, professions and ages, who lived and worked in China between the 1850s and 1940s.

These records have been drawn from government department lists, legal and diplomatic records, cemetery lists, and during research undertaken for ...
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Fold3 free access 24 May-28 May 2019

Hopefully everyone outside of the USA can enjoy the free access in honour of Memorial Day weekend.
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Hearth Tax records

The Hearth Tax online resource is relaunching next month. I'll put a link up here once it is up and running. In the meantime, are there any forum users who have managed to get their family tree back that far (mid-17th century) and used Hearth Tax records successfully? Would be nice to feature some success stories.


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Queensland records on Find My Past

FMP have just added two new collections:

Queensland Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918: features 24,000 photographic portraits from the First World War published in The Queenslander newspaper.

Queensland, Hospital Registers: contains 58,000 assorted Queensland hospital records from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra. The records include registers of patients diagnosed with consumption, admission and discharge registers, and quarantine records.
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Scotland, 1834 Dalkeith Census on FMP

In case anyone is interested, Find My past have just added this collection.

The collection contains over 5,000 transcripts that that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's address, age, occupation, place of worship and corresponding details for their fellow household members. If they were a child at the time, the records will also reveal the names of both their weekday and Sunday schools.
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Findmypast new search interface

Findmypast has added a useful feature to their search engine, which I found extremely useful.

When searching for results in a particular locality, one can now specify a search radius.
e.g. searching for a baptism in Brewood, Staffordshire, one can now specify the search within 2-20 miles of Brewood.
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Barefoot and pregnant

Excellent books on the female Irish famine orphans who immigrated to Australia via The Earl Grey Scheme.There are two volumes by author Trevor McClaughlin.further information re,Irish memorial Wall, Hyde Park Barracks New South Wales
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Houses and households in County Durham and Newcastle c.1570-

I often look for anything that may help me whilst family tree tracing and sometimes I like to look at theses online. I recently found this one. For anyone with ancestry in these places it gives a lot of useful information, including names and maps. Hope it's alright to share this here.
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