History and Genealogy Expo: Some Useful Links
Last weekend I spent two days at the History and Genealogy Expo at Parramatta, which was well run by Unlock the Past.
Over the two days I attended five talks. In all, the two day event was excellent and I took away with me some knew found knowledge and some excellent new resources that I bought, such as some books and software.
From each of the talks I attended, I talk a great deal of notes and in summary I provide the following links relating to 3 of the talks I attended:
Caring for Your family history archives
- Looking after your family archives – National Archives Australia
- Preserving your family history – Preservation Australian
- Personal Continuity Plan – Records Management Association of Australia (Opens as a PDF)
Discover Scottish Family History
- Scottish Way of Births and Death
- Scotlands People
- Scotlands Family
- FreeCen (1841 Scotland Census)
- Scots Origin
- National Library of Scotland
- British 19th Century Newspapers –
- Scottish Archive Network
- UK National Archives
- Genealogical Directories and Lists
- Scottish Association of Family History Societies
- Scotlands Places
- Scotland Church Records
Tracing your Irish Ancestors to their Homeland
- Find your ancestors in Australia first before trying to find them in Ireland
- Check Shipping Records
- Birth, Death & Marriage Records
- Once you know where they came from:
- What is a townland
- What is a parish
- Why did the leave Ireland?
- What was the agricultural situation like?