Thursday, January 20, 2011

English Family History Course

Tuesdays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
22 February and 1 and 8 March 2011
Held in the Meeting room at the GSV
Topics to be covered over three sessions include:

Recording and documenting sources
Civil registration - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Church records - Baptisms,
Marriages & Burials
Maps & Gazetteers
Wills & Probate
Census records
Military records

GSV members $40.00, non-members $50.00
Booking with payment is essential
Make payment at GSV reception or the GSV online shop
Australian Family History Course

Tuesdays 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
1, 8 and 15 February 2011
Held in the Meeting room at the GSV
Topics to be covered over three sessions include:

* Record keeping; Charting; Citing sources
* Births, Deaths and Marriages
* Cemetery records
* Shipping / passenger records
* Wills & Probate, Inquests
* Military and Occupational records
* Newspapers
* Government & Police Gazettes



GSV members $40.00, non-members $50.00
Booking with payment is essential
Make payment at GSV reception or the GSV online shop

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Third Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference

Catch the Moments

Scotland 1750 to 1850
A Century of Transformation
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th APRIL 2011

Hemisphere Conference Centre 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Melbourne

$75 per day, or $130 for both days including lunch
Saturday night Dinner and Ceilidh $50 pp.

Download Information and Application form here
Download abstracts of the talks and details of the speakers here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

News from Ancestry.com
Just added

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930

This is a collection of gaol description and entrance books from prisons in New South Wales that are basically two different, but similar records. The first set of records was kept at the Sydney and Darlinghurst prisons and was kept before the New South Wales government required it. The Sydney Gaol held prisoners until 1841 when they were transferred to the new gaol at Darlinghurst. The Sydney and Darlinghurst gaols have records that stretch from 1830-1850.

The other series of description books started after a proclamation in the New South Wales Government Gazette in 1867 required the description books be kept for incoming and outgoing prisoners. This collection contains books from 11 different prisons or gaols in New South Wales. The descriptions are individual records for each prisoner with pictures and personal information used as a detailed prisoner file. This collection contains records from: Albury (1876-1929), Armidale (1894-1915), Bathurst (1874-1930), Berrima (1883-1888), Biloela (1885-1906), Broken Hill (1904-1929), Darlinghurst (1869-1914), Deniliquin (1895-1929), Dubbo (1889-1920), Goulburn (1884-1930), and Trial Bay (1892-1901).

The first set of records from Sydney and Darlinghurst isn’t as detailed and may not contain a photograph, but will have most important pieces of information. The records may contain:

* Number
* Name
* Aliases
* Date portrait was taken
* Native place
* Birth year
* Ship and year of arrival
* Trade or occupation
* Religion
* Standard of education
* Height
* Entrance and exit weight
* Hair color
* Eye color
* Marks or special features
* Trial information
* Details of previous convictions

Remember Ancestry.com is available free to use in the Library for GSV Members