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The Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

Discussion in 'Australia - More resources' started by At home in NZ, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    I didn't know this index existed until a few minutes ago. I hope it is of help/interest.
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 3
  2. JoyNor

    JoyNor LostCousins Member

    Thanks - a very useful site to bookmark. I work with a 6th cousin in Melbourne on one of our shared names & she is a real expert at ferreting out family notices etc from the Australian archives. However I just tried a name on this index & it brought up 5 references to my ancestor who originated from Yorkshire but died in Sydney where he had been a master mason working on some of the iconic buildings in the 1860s. I did have one of the references as an image downloaded from Ancestry but this index gave me 4 other references from different newspapers to the one I already had. Weirdly I was only looking at this part of my tree yesterday, after not accessing it for months, as I was writing an article about it for a family history journal.
  3. Margery

    Margery LostCousins Member

    And don't forget Trove - it is a mine of information!
    • Agree Agree x 4
  4. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    I won't and I agree.
    • Agree Agree x 1

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