Warbrides

Warbrides<p><!   Google Ads Injected by Adsense Explosion 1.1.5   ><div class=adsxpls id=adsxpls2 style=padding:7px; display: block; margin left: auto; margin right: auto; text align: center;><!   AdSense Plugin Explosion num: 1   ><script type=text/javascript><!  

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Once peace had been established the problem arose on how to transport the brides to their new homelands. The wait for transportation could be lengthy and frustrating, but eventually the British brides were reunited with their husbands.

This website offers an index to brides who left Britain and travelled to United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. New names are being added to the index regularly so if you don’t find “your” missing person first time round remember to keep going back.

http://www.warbrides.co.uk/

 

Australian Vintage Picture Resource

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Picture Australia is a one stop shop for digitise images from around Australia & New Zealand. The images are sourced from places such as National Archives Australia, New Zealand National Library and Australian War Memorial.

Worth a visit if you find you have ancestors from the antipodes.

http://www.pictureaustralia.org/

 

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Aussie Newspapers online

Aussie Newspapers onlineMany of us will have ancestors who ventured or were sent to Australia. A great resource apart from the usual births, marriages & deaths registers etc. is newspapers. The early newspapers recorded all the local gossip as well as national and international news so it is always worthwhile seeing if your family feature in them.

The National Library of Australia has scanned thousands of the old newspapers in their car and put them online and what’s more access is free. Great Aussie Newspapers online

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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