I am pleased to be invited to speak to the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society for the Irish Ancestry Group on “Aspects of Irish Family History” this Saturday 9 October and am looking forward to travelling up for the day.
My presentation on breaking down brick walls will include reference to the following online resources:
Geneabloggers (A resource for blogging, telling and sharing family stories)
Trove (for research in Australia before your Ireland research)
Irish Census Indexes and records (links)
Census Finder (links)
Ireland Census Search (FamilySearch)
Cyndislist (Gateway to genealogy websites on the internet)
Coraweb (Australian gateway to genealogy websites on the internet)
British Newspapers Archive (Subscription website)
Ask about Ireland (Public Libraries directory)
A visit to Ballarat also avails the opportunity to visit the The MADE Museum new exhibition: The Roses from the heart Memorial. A memorial to female convicts exiled to Australia. This has been an ongoing project since 2003 to create bonnets to remember the lives of over 26,500 women. This exhibition should be of interest to many family history researchers and crafters who may or may not have convicts in their ancestry.