Welcome to Genealogy in New South Wales

Brought to you by Heritage Genealogy. One of the great things I love about genealogy is that I am learning all the time – learning more about my ancestors, and learning more about the resources that are available to help me understand my ancestors more fully. This blog will deal share with you what I know and what I am learning about genealogy. It will have news, tips and tricks, general articles and examples from my own experience and that of some of my clients.

I will mostly concentrate on genealogy in New South Wales, since that is where I am based and where my ancestors settled. Immigration, parish registers, convicts, electoral rolls, land titles, directories and government gazettes, probate, death duties, divorces, bankruptcy, inquests, employee records – all this and more will be covered.

I will also occasionally discuss genealogy in other areas, such as Scotland, England and Ireland, since that’s where most of our ancestors originated. Sometimes I will look at other Australian states as well. Some of my ancestors are from Fiji and New Zealand, and sometimes we’ll look over there as well.

I guarantee that you will learn something you didn’t know before!


ScotlandsPeople, the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland, has recently increased the time limit before your pay-per-view credits expire from 7 days to 90 days. This has been a common complaint since the website began and it is great to see that they have been listening. Anyone whose credits expired within the last 90 days will find that they have been reactivated, and their session extended to 90 days from the most recent purchase date. You can read the announcement here.

The Society of Australian Genealogists in Sydney will be reopening their library in brand new premises later this month. The Australian and Overseas collections will be united in the one place, making a visit much more efficient and convenient. SAG has one of the largest private collections of genealogical and historical reference material in the southern hemisphere, and a visit will be well worthwhile once they reopen.

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