Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: Countries: Australia: New South Wales

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: A question of Occupation
Posted by: Trish (ID *****7878) Date: July 21, 2011 at 07:39:32
In Reply to: Re: A question of Occupation by Lesley - of 2815

Hi lesley

I have subscribed to ancestry for years - if you have ancestors from England - very worthwhile (imo) - I don't find it expensive for what I get. Many libraries and family history centres have access at no charge to members - so its worth checking out any nearby places

I've found I always get an answer from any organisations I contact - some are extremely helpful, so I would certainly email a request as to whether employee records for the ferries are available. In past times many govt organisations had their own archives - I think most now use the state archives or national archives in Canberra (for the feds).

If you live in Sydney you can visit the archives - out near penrith - I visited from Qld a couple of years ago - mainly looking for wills and inquests - but much more there if you live close enough for regular visits.

You should be able to get information on his merchant navy service if you don't currently have it - try checking with the war memorial to find out where to look - or some of their links might lead you in the right direction

The national archives will always answer queries - they charge for copies of files but answer queries free of charge

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network