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. Obviously those responding are making good use of the free online resources.

Category                                                # votes           % voters

  • Biographies                                                37                 41.57     
  • Birth, death and marriage records                  85                 95.51
  • Cemeteries                                                76                  85.39
  • Census and muster lists                                55                 61.80
  • Convicts                                                    49                  55.06
  • Military records                                            62                 69.66
  • Newspapers                                               78                  87.64   
  • Photographs                                               42                 47.19
  • Shipping, immigration and passenger lists         79                 88.76      
  • General Archives and Government records       74                 83.15
  • General                                                      31                 34.83
  • Other                                                        10                 11.36 

Other options mentioned which the respondents did not see as fitting into the listed categories

  • Prison and Insane Asylum records
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Websites like Judy Webster's which is full of Queensland information
  • IGI
  • Anything remotely associated with the past and often with the present
  • Family history data sites such as rootsweb
  • FHS Family research lists
  • Anything I can find and then confirm
  • Any available record
  • Indexes from local history groups

Where the voters came from

  • Australia - 83
  • Ireland - 1
  • Netherlands - 1
  • New Zealand - 1
  • United Kingdom - 1
  • Unknown - 2

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Free online content Poll

Thanks for some new ideas.

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