Research Tools

INDEX

All the links are underlined on our Liverpool Genealogy Society webpage.



Charts and Work Sheets - Download and print handy worksheets and charts COMING SOON

Guides and Information Sheets - Download helpful information guides and sheets on how to trace your family tree.

Databases at our Centre - All databases are FREE to use for members and guest at the Centre.

Genealogy Resources - helpful Australian and world genealogy sites for tracing your family.

Social Media - Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Forums, History Pin, Message Boards, Podcasts, YouTube and Webinars.

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - a collection of links to charts, paid databases and Suggested Sites on the Centre's web page. - the web page is no longer available

Research Tools - Calendars, Charts, Chapman Codes, Courses, Google books, Guides, Handwriting, Surname databases.

 

CHARTS & WORK SHEETS

 

Charts – Download and print handy worksheets and charts to help with your family history research. Pedigree, family, cemetery, logs and more. pdf Format

Family Relationship Chart - helpful ancestry chart

Two popular charts used by LGS family researchers.

Family Chart:  a chart for recording each generation of family groups throughout your family tree.

Pedigree Chart:  Ideal chart for following pedigree lines when researching your family.

Members are invited to fill out their Pedigree Charts for a new reference in our workroom.

Cemetery Search Form

Convict Search

Family Events – Baptisms

Family Events – Births

Family Events – Certificate index

Family Events – Deaths

Family Events – Marriages

Family Record Chart

Heirlooms Inventory

Immigration and Shipping

NSW 1828 Census: Nov 1828

NSW 1828 Census: Household returns

NSW 1891 Census

NSW 1901 Census

Research Log   

Time Line Sheet:

New Research Chart:  Research Log


More charts coming soon.

Links: 

Resources at the Centre

Resources in LGS workroom

Liverpool City Library - Catalogue

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - Suggested Sites

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GUIDES & INFORMATION SHEETS

Download helpful information guides and sheets on how to trace your family tree.

How do I Begin Family History?

Beginning your research

Using family photographs

LINKS to GUIDES for FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

          ARCHIVES                                                   LIBRARIES                                                           OTHER

Australian National Archives                        Australian National Library                             Australian War Museum

NSW State Records                                      NSW State Library

Northern Territory Archives                         Northern Territory Library

Queensland National Archives                   Queensland National Library

South Australia Archives                              South Australia Library

Tasmanian State Archives                            Tasmania State Library

Victoria State Archives                                 Victoria State Library

Western Australia State Archives                Western Australia State Library

New Zealand Archives                                 New Zealand National Library

Ireland National Archives                             Ireland National Library

UK National Archives                                   UK British Library

Scotland National Archives                         Scotland National Library

Wales National Archives                              Wales National Library

 

DATABASES AT OUR CENTRE

All databases are FREE to use for our members and guest in the Society’s workroom and at the Centre.

Only Free at the Centre

ANCESTRY LIBRARY 
England BDMs, England, Wales and Scotland census records, Directories, Electoral Rolls, Convict records, Immigration and more. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

AUSTRALIA - BIOGRAPHICAL DATABASE OF AUSTRALIA This database contains convict, muster, census, baptism, biographies, marriage & burial manuscript records for most of the NSW population 1788-1828+, immigrant and convict records 1829-1837 and full text short biographies of 24,000+ residents & clergy of most colonies/states published 1878-1907, 10,000 Sydney burials & inscriptions 1819-1901 & more. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

AUSTRALIA- NEW SOUTH WALES - INTERNET HISTORY RESOURCES
Over 20,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales, Australia. (Please click on Members only link) AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE 
The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitised newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

FIND MY PAST AUSTRALIA, IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES and CANADA    
Search millions of records for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States & Canada. Find your past using our family history records including census, birth, death and marriages records, parish records, migration and military records and more. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

FORCES WAR RECORDS 
Welcome to Forces War Records. Search military records of over 5 million British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 units of the British Armed Forces going back to 1350. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ARCHIVES   
Search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald 1955 - 1995. All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Search birth, death and marriage notices. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.


SYDNEY MORNING HERALD LIBRARY EDITION
An identical replica of the Sydney Morning Herald printed edition from 2006 onward. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.


THE GENEALOGIST 
The Genealogist is a leading British Genealogy website featuring a collection of census transcripts and clever search tools. The site has a database of the Knights of England going back to 1127 and as well as civil registration indexes. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK - DISCOVERY 
UK Documents Online includes digital images of wills (probate records), service records, photographs and historical documents from the Public Record Office. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.

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Most Popular Free Websites

AUSTRALIA - BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRIES
The Australian Government website has an easy quick link access to every Australian registry located in the States and Territories of Australia.

AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA
The National Archives holds mainly 20th-century records created by the federal government since Federation in 1901.

AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
The National Library's collections offer a wealth of resources for family historians.

AUSTRALIA - NEW SOUTH WALES - STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
Searchable indexes including Immigration, Shipping, Bankruptcy, Convicts, Colonial Secretary and more.

AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The State Library of New South Wales Family History Service.

AUSTRALIA - RYERSON INDEX 
The Ryerson Index is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers. It also includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries.

AUSTRALIA - TROVE
Digitised Australian historic Newspapers 1803 - 1954, magazines, books, pictures and much more.

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
The Australian War Memorial has an extensive archive commemorating Australians who have died in war.

WORLD - FAMILY SEARCH
Family History, Family tree and Genealogy Records and Resources from around the world provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

No Longer available at the Centre

THE DATABASES BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT THE LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE OR OUR WORK ROOMS. 

ACCESS TO DATABASES ARE FREE THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY OF NSW BY USING YOUR LIVERPOOL CITY LIBRARY CARD.

Please remember you need to register your Liverpool City library card with NSW State Library first.


17th -18th CENTURY BURNEY COLLECTION NEWSPAPERS  New link


BRITISH LIBRARY NEWSPAPERS 19th CENTURY  New link


BRITISH NEWSPAPERS 1600-1950  New link


GALE NEWS VAULT  New link

THE TIMES DIGITAL ARCHIVE 1785 -2012    New link

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Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources - helpful Australian and world wide genealogy sites for tracing your family.

AUSTRALIA - NSW STATE ARCHIVES & RECORDS
View useful resources and handy worksheets to help with family history and local history. New to archives or an expert researcher? These topics include: How to start your family history; Asylum records; BDM's; Convicts; Immigration; Railway employee records; and Women in the records.

AUSTRALIA - NORTHERN TERRITORY - ARCHIVES SERVICE
The NT Archives Service fulfills the dual role of providing cultural services to the community and administrative services to the Government. In this respect, the functions of the NT Archives Service include preservation of government and community archives, provision of public access to archives collections and the provision of records management policy, standards and advice relating to appraisal, disposal and the management of permanent records.

AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLAND - STATE ARCHIVES
Queensland State Archives is custodian of the State's largest and most significant collection of government records and is an invaluable research facility for those researching their family tree, local history or other areas of special interest.

AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - STATE RECORDS
State Records is the record keeping and archival authority for the South Australia Government, as well as the official custodian for archival records created by State and Local Government agencies within South Australia.

AUSTRALIA - TASMANIA - TASMANIAN ARCHIVES AND HERITAGE OFFICE
The establishment of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) within the LINC Tasmania framework brings together the collections and resources of the Archives Office of Tasmania, the State Library’s Heritage Collections and the Launceston Local Studies Collection to provide the Tasmanian community with unprecedented access to information about their cultural and documentary heritage.

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA - PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE
The Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria, holding records from the European settlement of Port Phillip district in the mid - 1830s to today.

AUSTRALIA - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - STATE RECORDS OFFICE
The State Records Office contains numerous records that are of great value to family historians, such as passenger lists, convict records, court case files, wills and more.

CANADA - AUTOMATED GENEALOGY
Access free census indexes for the 1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses of Canada, linked directly to an image of the original census page on the Web site of Library and Archives Canada. Transcription, proof reading, and linking of these census indexes is all done by volunteers and no registration or payment is required to view the index.

ENGLAND AND IRELAND - GEN GUIDE
Providing beginners and experience family historians and genealogists with information on UK and Irish genealogical sources, topics, finding aids and contacts relevant to family history.

ENGLAND AND IRELAND - UK AND IRELAND GENEALOGY
GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.

EUROPE - HUNGARIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN GENEALOGY
RadixIndex : Hungarian and Central European genealogy and local history databases. The purpose of RadixIndex is to provide databases for Hungarian genealogy and local history research. RadixIndex currently offers 3,471,453 records in eight databases.

EUROPE - THE FOUNDATION FOR EAST EUROPEAN FAMILY HISTORY STUDIES
FEEFHS was founded in 1992 as the Federation of East European Family History Societies to promote family research in eastern and central Europe. It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field.

FRANCE - GENENUM.COM
A free website which specialises in Mediterranean genealogical research where successive waves of immigration were very important. The site allows you to easily build your family tree through records of baptisms, marriages, burials, notaries of Malta, Tunisia, Sicily and France.

IRELAND - COUNTY LIMERICK GENEALOGY
The Ireland Genealogy Project County Limerick Website has an overview on County Limerick and its history, townlands search, surnames, records of cemetery headstones, 1659 Connologh census, resources and maps and much more.

IRELAND - COUNTY TYRONE GENEALOGY WEBSITE
The site has over 1,820 pages of County Tyrone Resources to help researchers looking for ancestors. BDM's, cemeteries, wills, maps, photographs, immigration, criminals, court records and much more.

IRELAND - FROM IRELAND.NET- FREE GENEALOGY
Here you will find millions of free records, compiled by Dr. Jane Lyons, including: gravestone records, gravestone photographs, 1901 census records, 1911 census records, 1931 trade directory records, birth records, marriage records, death records, Lewis’ topographical records, Griffith’s valuation records, and much more …

IRELAND - IRISH GENEALOGY
A number of resources of Irish genealogy including 1901 and 1911 census returns, Church records-Carlow (COI), Cork (RC) Ross (RC) Dublin (COI, PRES and RC) Kerry (COI and RC); historic indexes to Civil Registers of Births (over 100 yrs), Marriages (over 75 yrs) and Deaths (over 50 yrs) and Soldiers Wills.

IRELAND - IRISH LIVES REMEMBERED - GENEALOGY MAGAZINE
An online free Irish genealogy e-Magazine.

MALTA - GENEANUM.COM
A free website which specialises in Mediterranean genealogical research where successive waves of immigration were very important. The site allows you to easily build your family tree through records of baptisms, marriages, burials, notaries of Malta, Tunisia and Sicily.

MEDITERRANEAN - GENEANUM.COM
A free website which specialises in Mediterranean genealogical research where successive waves of immigration were very important. The site allows you to easily build your family tree through records of baptisms, marriages, burials, notaries of France, Malta, Tunisia and Sicily.

NETHERLANDS - DUTCH GENEALOGY
Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands who does research throughout the country. Follow Yvette's blog or uncover interesting information on your Dutch ancestors on the website. Research help is also available.

POLAND - GENEALODZY PL
Search for records of your Polish ancestors on this popular website.

SICILY - GENEANUM.COM
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Geneanum is a free website which specialises in Mediterranean genealogical research where successive waves of immigration were very important. The site allows you to easily build your family tree through records of baptisms, marriages, burials, notaries of France, Malta, Tunisia and Sicily.

UNITED STATES AND CANADA - OLIVE TREE GENEALOGY
Are you hunting for your American or Canadian ancestors? Search for your family and immigrant ancestors! Free searchable genealogy transcriptions are at your fingertips. Adding another branch to your family tree has never been easier.

TUNISIA - GENEANUM.COM
Tunisia, is a country of North Africa situated between Algeria and Libya along the Mediterranean Sea. Geneanum is free website which specialises in Mediterranean genealogical research where successive waves of immigration were very important. The site allows you to easily build your family tree through records of baptisms, marriages, burials, notaries of Malta, Tunisia and Sicily.

WORLD - JEWISH GENEALOGY
JewishGen’s mission is to encourage the preservation of Jewish heritage, allowing anyone with Jewish ancestry to research their roots, connect with relatives, and learn about their family history.

Links: 

Resources at the Centre

Resources in LGS workroom

Liverpool City Library - Catalogue

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - Suggested Sites

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media - Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Forums, History Pin, Message Boards, Podcasts, YouTube and Webinars.

See more - Blogs, Facebook, Podcasts and Webinars in Member's Page

SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - FAMILY SEARCH
Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org.

SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - FIND MY PAST
Updates of new records, news and articles available from findmypast.

SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
Join our curators and experts in discussions about State Library collections, exhibitions and recent projects. You can participate by reading the blogs and posting comments.

SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
Blogs are online journals that you can use to share information within an organization in an efficient, dynamic style. In a business setting, blogs are a great tool for delivering timely information with a personal touch.

SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE RECORDS NSW
Archives Outside is the blog for people who love, use and manages archives.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - ANCESTRY.COM
Ancestry helps people to discover, preserve and share their family history.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - FAMILY SEARCH
FamilySearch provides FREE access to family history records and services to people around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - LIVERPOOL GENEALOGY SOCIETY INC
The Society is located at the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre. The aim of the Society is to encourage and assist members and visitors in their research for their family ancestors.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA
Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS
SAG - The Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) has been helping people trace family history for over 75 years.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
For keeping up with exhibitions, events, news and the great services on offer at the State Library of NSW.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS OF NSW
NSW Government's archives and records management authority. Posts on facebook includes records, archives and indexes updates of archival records held at the State Archives and Records of NSW.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - WESTERN AUSTRALIA GENEALOGY SOCIETY
WAGS - is the genealogy and family history society of Western Australia, helping member's world wide with their search for their ancestors.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FLICKR
Looking for a photograph? This website has links to photographs from Australia and around the world. The site encourages people to use the site for their own photographs allowing members to upload, access, organise, edit, and share their photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA - FORUM - GENEALOGY.COM
Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum and their most popular genealogy articles. Start a search or browse to start digging into your family's past!

SOCIAL MEDIA - FORUM - ROOTSCHAT.COM
The website RootsChat.com, has over 5.0 million helpful posts. The largest free family history forum site covering many topics related to family research.

SOCIAL MEDIA - HISTORY PIN
Historypin’s global community of people, groups and institutions gather and share the history of the places that matter to them, using collections of photographs, documents, sounds and moving images to start conversations and trigger memories.

SOCIAL MEDIA - MESSAGE BOARDS - CURIOUS FOX
CuriousFox is a gazetteer and message system that connects family and local historians. Every town and village in the UK and Ireland has its own page.

SOCIAL MEDIA - MESSAGE BOARDS - COUSINS CONNECT.COM
CousinConnect focuses on making your queries highly visible to the genealogy community. If you are looking to contact other genealogists, discover distant relatives, or find a missing person, CousinConnect offers you the best chance for success.

SOCIAL MEDIA - PINTEREST
Join Pinterest to find all the things that inspire your research in family history and other hobbies.

SOCIAL MEDIA - PODCASTS - GENEALOGY GEMS
The Genealogy Gems Podcast helps you make the most of your family history research time by providing quick and easy-to-use research techniques. Producer and host Lisa Louise Cooke brings you the best websites, best practices, and best resources available!

SOCIAL MEDIA - PODCASTS - GENEALOGY TODAY
Listening to genealogy programs is a very popular activity. Whether you have an iPod that you download programs onto, or simply listen on your computer, a variety of free podcasts are available.

SOCIAL MEDIA - YOU TUBE
Follow this link to YOU TUBE for popular videos relating to family history research.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - ANCESTRY
Archived webinars from Ancestry covering topics related to family research.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - FAMILY SEARCH
Webinars on many family history topics from around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - GENEA WEBINARS
News about upcoming events, meetings and webinars offered throughout the online genealogy community.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - LEGACY FAMILY TREE
Learn genealogy at your own pace. All public live webinars are free. Get on-demand access to Legacy's entire video archives.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK
View a library of Webinars that are available on family history topics in the National Archives of UK.

SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - NSW STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
The webinars will focus on the resources of the State archives collection and how to access them. The webpage has a registration for upcoming webinars or see the webinar library of previous webinars. There are tutorials available if you are not familiar with webinars, including the QuickStart tutorial.

Links: 

Resources at the Centre

Resources in LGS workroom

Liverpool City Library - Catalogue

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - Suggested Sites

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LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

​Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - a collection of links to charts, paid databases and Suggested Sites on the centre's webpage. 

FAMILY HISTORY


FAMILY HISTORY DATABASES

A collection of popular paid websites available at the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre. FREE to all visitors in the Library and LGS rooms.


SUGGESTED SITES

ARCHIVES & STATE RECORDS

A collection of Archives and State Records in Australia and around the world.


AUSTRALIAN BIRTHS DEATHS & MARRIAGES

A collection of  webpages of Births Deaths and Marriages around Australia.

WORLD BIRTHS, DEATHS & MARRIAGES

A collection of webpages of Births Deaths and Marriages around the world.

CEMETERIES, CHURCHES & RELIGION

A large collection of cemeteries, churches and religious webpages from around Australia and the world.

CONVICTS, CRIMINALS & LAW

A collection of webpages on Convicts, Criminals and Law from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and United States.


DICTIONARIES & DIRECTORIES

A collection of the World and Australian Dictionaries and Directories.

EDUCATION & INSTITUTIONS

A collection of Australian and World Institutions.

FAMILY HISTORY & MISCELLANEOUS

A collection of various family history related sites.


GENEALOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA & TOOLS

A collection of genealogy websites, social media and tools for help in researching one's family.

HEALTH & MEDICAL

A collection of health and medical websites from hospitals, history, institutions, and medical terms.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

A collection of indigenous websites from Australia and around the World for researching your indigenous ancestors.

MAPS, PLACES.ATLASES, LANDS & PLANS

A collection of maps, places, atlases, lands and plans from around Australia and the world.

MILITARY, ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE

A collection of Military, Army, Navy and Air Force websites for researching within Australia and the World.

NATIONAL, STATE & WORLD LIBRARIES

A collection of National, State and World Libraries within Australia and World wide.

NEWSPAPERS, MEDIA, GAZETTES & BOOKS

A large collection of popular Newspapers, Media, Gazettes and Books for researching your family from around the world.

OCCUPATIONS & BUSINESSES

A collection of webpages related to occupations and businesses

SHIPPING, CREW & PASSENGERS

A collection of websites related to immigration, passengers, ships and crews.

SOCIETIES & ORGANISATIONS

A collection of Societies, Organisations and other groups helpful in researching family history.

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Resources in LGS workroom

Liverpool City Library - Catalogue

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - Suggested Sites

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RESEARCH TOOLS

Research Tools - Calendars, Charts, Chapman Codes, Courses, Google books, Guides, Hand writing, Surname databases.

TOOLS - AUSTRALIA - NSW STATE RECORDS HISTORIANS

View useful resources and handy worksheets to help with family history and local history. New to archives or an expert researcher? These topics include: How to start your family history; Asylum records; BDMs; Convicts; Immigration; Railway employee records; and Women in the records.

TOOLS - CALENDAR
This calendar creator makes a calendar with holidays for many countries for any year or month, with print option and rich customisation features. Make up old calendars from your ancestors time by using the Calendar website.

TOOLS - CHARTS

Download free pdf charts. The research charts are handy worksheets ideal for helping, keeping track and organising individual families while researching your ancestors. More charts will be listed at a later date.

TOOLS - ENGLAND - BEGINERS LATIN
This tutorial is a beginners' guide to the Latin used in documents between 1086 and 1733. It is the first online tutorial to help you learn the Latin from this period.

TOOLS - ENGLAND - CHAPMAN CODES
Chapman codes are a set of 3-letter codes used in genealogy to identify the administrative divisions in the England. The code was created by the historian, Dr. Colin R Chapman, in the late 1970s, and intended to provide widely used shorthand in genealogy which follows the common practice of describing areas in terms of the counties existing in the 19th and 20th centuries.

TOOLS - ENGLAND - GREAT BRITAIN SURNAMES - PUBLIC PROFILE
The Great Britain Family Names Profiling website presents the findings of a project based at University College London (UCL) of investigating the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic. To find out more about your surname history, click on 'Search for a Surname' button to search the databases to trace the geography and history of your family surnames.

TOOLS - ENGLAND - HALL GENEALOGY WEBSITE - OLD OCCUPATION NAMES
The website has the old name version of occupations and the new occupation names or the meaning of occupations in old England.

TOOLS - FAMILY TREE TEMPLATES
More than 100 family tree templates you can download and print for free. These printable blank family trees and ancestor charts are perfect for genealogy research and class projects.

TOOLS - FAMILY SEARCH COLLECTION
A handy index to all Family Search.com records online.

TOOLS - GOOGLE BOOKS
Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.

TOOLS - GOOGLE EARTH
This free site can help locate places of interest across the world. “Street view” can often help in identifying specific houses and discovering whether one mentioned in a census schedule is still standing. By using the option to calculate the shortest walking distance between two places, you can usually find how far a person travelling between them on either foot or horseback would have had to go in past centuries.

TOOLS - HANDWRITING - ENGLISH 1500 -1700
An online course to learn how to read old English hand writing from 1500-1700 for anyone whose research will embrace original English manuscript sources in this period.

TOOLS - HANDWRITING - DENMARK - GOTHIC SCRIPT
All older documents in Denmark were written in German or "Gothic" style. The Danish State Archives provides a tutorial to introduce you to the old handwriting style. See Genealogy-Styles of Writing for the Gothic "Alphabet" and the "Genealogical Dictionary" both are found in the left-hand navigation bar. The dictionary has Danish terms for family relations and translated words you will encounter most frequently in genealogical sources.

TOOLS - HANDWRITING - PALAEOGRAPHY
Online tutorial by The National Archives to help people who want to read and transcribe the various scripts used between 1500-1800. Copies of original documents with different levels of difficulty provide opportunities to practice your new skills.

TOOLS - HANDWRITING - SCOTTISH 1600 -1800
The website offering online tuition in  palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscripts and historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

TOOLS - HANDWRITING - SCRIPT TUTORIALS
How do I read an old document? This free Website helps you answer that question with tutorials on reading old manuscripts in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Each tutorial includes a sample document, common terms and transcription tests.

TOOLS - HISTORY LEARNING SITE - ENGLAND 
If you’ve always been interested to learn more about history, you can now study history topics for free here on The History Learning Site! Free history articles that are easy to find. Use our Trueman option to save study material to your own Trueman page.

TOOLS - LANGUAGES - OMNIGLOT
Omniglot is an encyclopaedia of writing systems and languages. You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages. There is also advice on how to learn languages.

TOOLS - LEARN MEDIEVAL LATIN
The UK National Archives site introduces a step-by-step beginners’ guide to medieval Latin, created by National Archives experts, the guide will help you gain the necessary skills to read documents written in Latin from before 1733 in England.

TOOLS - MOCAVO
This search engine is just for genealogy. It provides a central tool for searching records in other relevant locations on the internet, and lets you upload your own trees and documents. Basic searches are free (great for uncommon names); more-detailed searches require a subscription.

TOOLS - NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - FACT SHEETS
Some useful fact sheets on family history related topics for researching your family from the National Archives of Australia.

TOOLS - ONLINE COURSES - FAMILY SEARCH
Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses at the Family Search Learning Centre to help you discover your family history.

TOOLS - STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA – GUIDES
Find books, pictures, maps, documents, newspapers and online tools and resources to help with your family research with these useful Guides.

TOOLS - STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - FAMILY HISTORY GUIDES
Some useful Family History Guides on family history related topics for researching your family from the State Library of Victoria.

TOOLS - STATE RECORDS OF NSW - A TO Z GUIDES
The A-Z research guides are arranged alphabetically by research topic. The guides are listed from A-Z and includes - How to research family history at the archives with guides, indexes and stories.

TOOLS - STATE RECORDS OF NSW - HISTORIANS
Some useful resources and handy worksheets to help you with your family history and local history. New to archives or an expert researcher? These topics include: How to start your family history; Asylum records; BDMs; Convicts; Immigration; Railway employee records and Women in the records.

TOOLS - STATE RECORDS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA - INFORMATION SHEETS
Some useful resources and handy worksheets to help you with your family history and local history.

TOOLS - THE INTERNET SURNAME DATABASE - WORLD
Have you ever wonder what your surname means and where it originated from. This webpage has a database containing 49,352 surnames from Aaron to Zywicki.

TOOLS - THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists.

TOOLS - WIKI
Over 82,000 family history research articles. You can search for topics such as particular places, types of sources and research methods. Users are encouraged to share their knowledge with others by writing fresh articles and augmenting ones that are already online. The site is well-stocked with maps, videos and illustrations.

TOOLS - WIKIPEDIA
Free encyclopaedia available for anyone to consult or edit, provided they observe the fairly detailed rules that apply to changes and the production of new articles.

TOOLS - WORLD - CHAPMAN CODES
Mid Gippsland Family History Society's webpage has a world list of codes called Chapman Codes-The World. Countries including Europe, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

TOOLS - WORLD SURNAMES - PUBLIC PROFILER
The Great Britain Family Names Profiling website presents the findings of a project based at University College London (UCL) of investigating the distribution of surnames around the world, both current and historic. To find out more about your surname history, search the databases to trace the geography and history of your family surnames.

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Resources at the Centre

Resources in LGS workroom

Liverpool City Library - Catalogue

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre - Suggested Sites

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