Jun 15, 2022
Unlock your family history
It’s human nature to want to know where we come from and who we come from. Fortunately, the internet has made exploring your ancestry more accessible than ever. Host, Val Quinn talks to Nan Bosler AM, genealogist, author and great grandmother, about how you to start researching your family history online.
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Some of Nan’s favourite websites include:
NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages for copies of birth, death and marriage certificates registered in NSW and NSW historical BDM indexes.
The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers
Australia's free online research portal, Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations.
WikiTree: The Free Family Tree allows genealogists to collaborate to grow and accurate single family tree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources.
The Society of Australian Genealogists provides resources, archives, webinars, events and courses, with membership costing $10–20 per year.
Find My Past is a paid service specialising in British and Irish records.
Family Search is a paid service specialising in historical record collections in Australia and New Zealand.
Scotlands People provides resources for searches about Scottish people, place, maps, plans and images.
Nan’s book, The story of Bob Waterer and his family 1803-2010 is available to download from Aboriginal Support Group Many Warringah Pittwater
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