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Australian Shipping arrivals & departures 1788 - 1967
Tasmanian Archives, includes a Wills Index 1824 – 1915, Convict records, Birth, Baptism, Marriage & Death Records. Once you find what you want you must contact them and then they will conduct a search and let you know how much information they still have, and how much it will cost you. The initial search fee is $22.00 and this will include 5 pages of photocopying.
National Archives of Australia.
Burials and Cremations (Southern Regional Cemetery Trust) Tasmania. Generally will give you a date of service (burial or cremation) the full name, the place of interment including actual plot number and possibly the last area of residence or a next of kin.
Convicts – Lists CD-ROM available for purchase on this subject.
World War 2 Nominal Roll - Service personnel in Australia.
First families to land in Australia. This web site will be closing as of 31 December 2004. The State Library of Victoria maintains it, but they are not responsible for the accuracy of information, which was submitted by the public in 2001.
Cemeteries in Victoria, listing graves sites.
Genealogy Centre at the State Library of Victoria. Helps to find other Internet sites. Offers a list of Microfilms available at the State Library's genealogy Centre, as well as the family search CD-ROM. Has work in progress on German Family Histories.
National Library of Australia. Has many different areas, including Military Records, state Archives, Cemeteries, Irish Transportation Records, NSW Births/deaths/marriages. Lots more.
The next few sites tend to share information
Ancestry has a free trial going at the moment for their English and Irish records. But when you need to cancel you are best to do it by phone, as they take a long time to cancel by email and you may get charged the full subscription fee. Lots of info there.
Family Search - Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Has info from all over the world. Lists the 1881 British Census, and the International Genealogy Index. Some information in uploaded by individuals, and so it is always best to double check the information you gain. Allows you to download the GEDCOM Viewer, which is one method of creating your own family tree to enable you to upload it to the web site.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Personnel who died in WW1 and WW2.
It offers a free 7-day trial, membership costs US$74.95 per year. Will allow you to create your own family tree, which is displayed, on-line, and link you up with anybody else who has input the same people, thus enabling you to view their full tree. It is a US based site, and to benefit fully you will need to input your family tree. It will also show you some famous people's family trees.
Has Information about all areas of Ireland - Including: History of Ireland, Coat of Arms, Family Crests, Genealogy Guides, Irish Literature, Surname dictionary, meaning of symbols and a free email newsletter.
Ireland Genealogy Projects covers all of Ireland by individual County Names. It has a queries board, maps, Irish phone book, Churches with websites, as well as many special projects.
Northern Ireland Website Index. Covers information on all areas of Northern Ireland including: Arts, Business, Law, Education, Government, Maps, Religion, Tourism, Sports, News, Health, Culture and History. The history area has Genealogy and books.
Church Registers for christenings, marriages and burials prior to 1837, go to the introduction to the registers.
Births Deaths and Marriages from 1837 - incomplete. Only gives you the year and quarter in which the event was registered together with the county, volume and page numbers, which are required to order any certificates.
1901 British Census. Cost 2 pounds sterling per family record.
Records from 1442-1850 in England, Ireland and Scotland. Mainly marriages and Wills. Also apprenticeships and Church records.
UK & Ireland Genealogy. Covers England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Has News Groups and Bulletin Boards and tips for researching from abroad.
UK family history online has documents such as baptisms and burials and census recods. Costs, but is relatively cheap, must order a 5 pound voucher minimum
Free Census record for England & Wales 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 & 1891.
Military research for family historians for all armed services in the UK.
Guide to 1851 census records in Canada, Dublin, Gloustershire, Northumberland & Wiltshire. Not very detailed though.
1851 census records for Gloustershire. 1881 census records for union workhouses.
Society of Genealogists
Northumberland and Durham Family History Society.
Fee based birth deaths and marriages index for England and Wales.
Old maps in the UK, to show areas, which have since been renamed.
Northumberland Rock Church Records.
British Electoral Roll. I haven't looked at this one myself, but is supposed to hold a lot of current information.
British Telephone Directory.
Hemphill, James & Russell, Mary – Co. Tyrone, Ireland
I am looking for any information about James Hemphill & Mary Russell who married in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. They had at least three sons, Robert Hemphill born in 1833, James Hemphill born 1835 & Johnston Hemphill born in 1836. All three boys left Ireland for Australia, but the parents remained behind. It is thought there were other children of James & Mary as well.
The sons Robert & James were both married in Ireland in the parish of Termonamongon, whilst Robert was said in his memoirs to have come from Castlederg.
Please contact me if you have any knowledge of this family, thank you.
HENN – My Henn family originated in Birmingham, England. John Henn is the first of this line so far known to me. He was born in 1814 in Birmingham, and married Elizabeth Foxall who was also born in Birmingham, in 1816. They had five children before John died, sometime before 1861.
The children were: George Henn (b: 1838), William Henn (b: 1840), Sarah Henn (b: 1842), Hariett Henn (b: 1845) & James Henn (b: 1846).
I know that William married a girl named Elizabeth, and they 13 children (or possibly more). Hariett married Jospeh Davis and they had 4 children. James married Sarah Grice and had at least two children.
Hariett is my ancestor, but I would be keen to know what happened to her siblings and also to find out who John and Elizabeth’s parents were.
HOLLOWAY – James Holloway is the beginning of my line. His father was Isaac, and James was born in 1835 in Southampton. James had two wives, however I do not know anything at all about his first one. When James married Elizabeth Gillard, in 1873, he was listed as a widow. I would like to find out more about James’ parents, and his first wife.
James and Elizabeth had nine children: Thomas Holloway (b: 1869), James Holloway (b: 1871), Henry Holloway (b: 1873 – 1950), Alfred Holloway (b: 1878), Mary Ann Holloway (b: 1880), George Holloway (b: 1881), Agnes Holloway (b: 1883), Charles Holloway (b: 1884), William Holloway (b: 1888). Henry is my ancestor, but I would like to find out more about his brothers and sisters too.
HOULDEY - It is believed that the name HOULDEY comes from HOLDEHYE, which means ‘dry river bed’. There is an area around Gloucester Castle, (now disappeared) of bare land where a small river used to flow. It is around this area which most of the Houldey’s from Gloucester originated. Today this area is called Bearland, which is where some of my ancestors lived and died.
The Houldey line I am tracing begins with Ephraim Houldey. He was christened in 1798 and his parents were James and Elizabeth. Ephraim had one sister, called Elizabeth. Other than her christening, I know nothing about her, but would like to find out.
Ephraim had three wives and 11 children. I have been able to locate nearly all of the children, who they married and where they have lived. But some still eluded me. Samuel Houldey was the first child, christened 30 November 1814 and Henry Houldey was the third child, christened 23 July 1818; of these two sons I know nothing else, but again would like to figure it all out.
HULL – This Hull family line originated in Childesoakford, Carshalton, Surrey, England, with George Hull who was the third son of Thomas & Rose Hull. The children of Thomas & Rose were: Thomas, Joseph, George, James, Rose, Mary & Sarah.
George Hull married Anna Munro and they moved to Australia in 1818, first going to Sydney and then to Tasmania, with their two eldest children. This Hull family made a significant name for themselves in Tasmania and some of the line later moved to South Australia and Victoria.
I would be very keen to find out what happened to all of Thomas and Rose’s children.
HUNT – This Hunt family mainly lived in Surrey, England. The line I am researching begins with Charles and his wife Jane. Charles was born in Norwood in 1842; he was a house painter all of his working life it appears. Jane was born in 1843 in Reading or possibly Lambath?
Between them Chalres & Jane had nine children: Emily Hunt (b: 1861), Florence Hunt (b: 1864), Alice Hunt (b: 1866), Rose Minnie Hunt (b: 1868), Charles Herbert Hunt (b: 1873), Ellen (Helena Margaret) Hunt (b: 1875), Frank Hunt (b: 1878), Thomas W. Hunt (b: 1880) & Rose Hunt (b: 1885). It appears that the first daughter Rose the family called Minnie, and so they had another daughter which they called Rose.
Rose Minnie Hunt married James Edgar Knox Gibbons. I know very little about the other children, but would like to find out.
Family are urgently looking for descendants of Irene Robinson. She was born in Blackpool and married prior to 1933 to become Irene Humphreys, then I believe she married again in about 1938 to a man unknown. Irene then died in Blackpool in the early 1960's, I believe she had at least two sons in her marriage, and I need to contact anybody from that family.