NSW Australia State Records to go online

Ancestry has announced that it has come to a formal agreement with State Records NSW to include records from their archives on the Ancestry site. Recent additions on Ancestry for those with an Australian or Worldwide subscription are the following:-

NSW Convict Death registers 1828 – 1879
NSW Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1828 – 1896
NSW unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826 – 1923
Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls 1790 – 1849
1841 NSW Census
1828 NSW Census
NSW Historic Electoral Rolls 1842 – 1864
Registers of Convicts’ Applications to marry 1826 – 1851
NSW Certificates of Naturalisation 1834 – 1903

    The following are going to be available shortly.

  • Convict Certificates of Freedom 1823-1869
  • NSW Outwards Passenger Lists 1816-1825
  • Convict Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1856
  • NSW Police Gazettes 1854-1930
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Archives for the 21st century

Notification from the FFHS

Archives for the 21st century: consultation draft

Earlier today (7 May 2009) The National Archives released the long-awaited consultation document via its website at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archivesconsultation/.

It sets out the Government’s strategic vision for the sustainable development of a vigorous, publicly funded archive service across England and Wales. It replaces the government policy on archives that was issued by the Lord Chancellor in 1999 and builds on both the positive achievements around public access to information and technological developments. The challenges facing the archives sector and the actions to address them are outlined in the five sections of this strategy.

The TNA press release can be viewed at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/6may2009.pdf.

Roger Lewry

FFHS Archives Liaison

[email protected]

London Metropolitan Archives Now Online

Ancestry.co.uk has put the first records online from the London Metropolitan Archives. They are Poor Law Records 1840 – 1948, Workhouse Births & Baptisms 1834 – 1906 & Workhouse Deaths & Burials 1834 -1934. According to an article in the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165021/Workhouse-records they reckon to have all the records online by late 2010. What a great resource this will be for those of us, and that must be most of us, who have London ancestors.

Having said that I have just tried to access some records and it comes up telling me to upgrade my subs to Premium, as I already have a Premium membership this seems a little odd. Hopefully they will respond to my email and put this right.




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British Telecom Archive Catalogue now online

BTThe BT Archive has now put their catalogue online. You can search through the catalogued entries for documents, books, objects, images and films on subjects spanning the development of telecommunications, from the birth of the electric telegraph in the 1830s to the explosion of the internet and the rise of competition. The catalogue will be updated regularly with descriptions of additional material.