April 2010

Brick Wall Solutions - Searching for Smiths and Browns

by Mary Geiger

When talking recently to a friend about searching on World Vital Records, I said that I never search for my main family lines of Smith and Brown as they always produce way too many results.

My grandfather Neil Smith was born in North Barnawartha, Victoria in 1879 and he, along with one brother whom I thought was his brother George, were the only ones to come to Queensland.

Subscription and PPV Sites Poll

Here are the results of our 15th Unlock the Past poll - What subscription or pay per view online content sites do you use? 167 people voted casting a total of 603 votes. Ancestry clearly had the largest following but Find My Past - who operate Find My Past, 1911 Census, Ancestors on Board and Genes Reunited - attracted a large number of votes as well. Sites that are regional, such as ScotlandPeople, naturally attracted a smaller but still strong vote.

Free Online Content Poll

Here are the results of our 14th Unlock the Past poll - What free online content do you use? 89 people voted casting a total of 678 votes.

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