Category Archives: Resources

Surname Saturday Scutcher

My Paternal grandfather Frederick George Richer was born to Thomas Richer and Matilda Emma Scutcher in 1883 at Walthamstow Essex. This post will concentrate on the Scutcher family. The surname of Scutcher has many spellings, consisting of: Scutcher, Scotcher Chutche Chutchee Scutche Scutchey Cutcher Sutcher Scutchy Matilda Emma Scutcher was born in 1842 Tendring, Great …

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What’s up Doc?

Well, firstly not much but did I grab your attention?  If so, keep reading…. I haven’t written a blog since my last entry back in May when I announced that I was going to Gallipoli for Anzac day, well now it’s down to 3 months and 9 days until I fly out.  I’m basically thinking …

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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 …

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History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010

Bookings for the History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010 have now opened.  As quoted on the Unlock the Past Site: “The Expo is unique opportunity to see many societies, libraries and commercial product and service suppliers in one place and to learn from the many expert presenters. A significant focus will be on introducing newcomers …

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Ancestry and Public Trees

Today, I was looking at Ancestry at the local library to see if there was any information or public trees on my George Thomas Mathews.  George was born around 1840 at Prospect NSW and died sometime after 1894. I have looked at every death of a George Mathews/Matthews who died between 1894 & 1920 in …

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SideTracked again….was it worth it – of course it was!

I did it again.  I decided today that I would record some of my ‘notes’ and other items that I have found recently into my Legacy Database.  But once again, I got side tracked….. Firstly, I was recording an event against my ancestor Dennis McCormack into the legacy database and I wanted the actual link …

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Irish Family History Foundation – update

I have now discovered after reading the update by Chris over at Scottish Genes that there is an advanced search function where you can search for baptisms if you know the names of both parents.  The advanced search is used when you click on the particular county that you are interested in, such as Kilkenny. …

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Irish Family History Foundation – new website design

I read with interest the post written by Chris at Scottish GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) today of the changes at Irish Family History Foundation, especially the pilot search function. I have also thought in the past that it was at times impossible to find the correct entry and not sure whether paying 5euros for …

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How information on a birth, death or marriage certifcate can make your search just that little bit harder.

As in my previous post Birth Death & Marriage certificates contain a wealth of information. Some good, some correct and some information that just causes confusion. Below is a summary of information that I have taken from the BDM certificates for the family of John Shoulders & Mary Ryan (now known to be Hanratty). Mary …

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NSW death certificates and how they can help in your research.

NSW Birth, Death & Marriage certificates contain a wealth of information that can help you in your research. Today I am going to look at some NSW death certificates that I have obtained that has helped in my research.  Death certificates are great as they can have a lot of information but in some cases, …

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