Australia - National

Australia - National

Subscription websites and how to get good value

How do you use subscription websites (including Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Scotlands People, The Genealogist and Roots Ireland) most efficiently, indeed often as a way of saving you money. 


Newspapers for use in family history

Newspapers contain a wealth of information for family historians, beyond the reports of national and local events. Births, deaths and marriages, funerals, obituaries, accidents, missing persons, ships' arrivals and passenger lists, shipwrecks, petitions, 'letters to the editor', advertisements, examination results, court cases, governement notices - and more. Digitisation means that many of these can now be easily searched from home. This talk covers some of the main collections both of Australian and overseas newspapers.


Convicts: From trial to freedom

Convicts are amongst the best documented of our Australian ancestors. Learn how you can follow the passage of convict ancestors from the initial reports of their crimes, through trial and transportation and the documentation of their period as a convict in an Australian colony.

Further links and background information can be found at http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au/courses/Convicts/index.htm


The findmypast suite - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA

An overview of the growing suite of findmypast sites - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA - with a look at the key records, what is new and what is coming.


TROVE & Other NLA Treasures

This talk highlights the National Library of Australia’s resources including TROVE, E-Resources, Picture Australia, and the web archive Pandora.


Mining Ancestors: Knowing Where to Look

This talk explores how to trace your often elusive mining ancestors and their families and looks at a wide variety of resources.


Archives You May Not Know But Should

This talk highlights a variety of archives that researchers may not be aware of for genealogy research. It seeks to make researchers more aware of archival resources that may or may not be online.


Ancestors in Church: Using Church Publications

This talk explores an underutilised resource that can provide information on our ancestors not likely to be found elsewhere.


Lutheran Archives

Contact
Library Charges
  • $15 per half day ($10 pensioners & students)
Research Costs
  • $15 per half day ($10 pensioners & students); $60 per hour for research by Archives staff
Open Hours
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (Closed Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays)
Approximate Membership
  • 350
Membership Cost
  • $25 ($15 pensioners)
Magazine/Journal
  • Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, annual, $14 ($16 posted)
Newsletter
  • FoLA News, quarterly

The Lutheran Archives is the official repository of historical material relating to the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). As well as holding records of the present LCA, it holds records of the earlier Lutheran Churches in Australia which in time amalgamated to form the present Lutheran Church of Australia.

Family History Research:

We have a large collection of Parish Registers from all over Australia. They contain information on births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths and burials of people who were associated with the Lutheran Church.

Interests

Friends of Lutheran Archives (FoLA)

Australian Federation of Cemetery friends inc.

Contact
Founded
  • 2008

The Federation assists the formation and provides on-going advice to Friends of Cemetery groups throughout Australia, similar to the format of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends in the United Kingdom.
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