Interesting links

If we find interesting links, which may help you in your family history research, we will share them here.  If you have some to share, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

National Archives of Ireland : www.census.nationalarchives.ie

This free site allows you to do full searches for 1901 and 1911 as well as the Census fragments which have survived for 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851.

Irish Genealogy : www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/
This free site provides copies of actual church registers for some Church of Ireland and Catholic parishes in Ireland. The site also provides information about researching your ancestors in Ireland.

Mackay Historical Society : www.mackayhistory.org

This is a great web portal if you want to know more about Mackay. It gives a short history of Mackay as well as lists and photos of Mackay hotels (many of which have long disappeared), mayors, schools and the origins of place names in the district.

University of Queensland eSpace http://espace.library.uq.edu.au

This is a link to UQ’s digital repository and it contains some wonderful digital resources which can be downloaded. [Be aware that some resources may be limited to viewing by UQ staff and students.]

The following publication is one example of the many available resources.

Fox, Matthew J The history of Queensland : its people and industries : an historical and commercial review descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress . Brisbane: States Publishing Company, 1923.[Link: http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:216975]There are 14 separate files in this publication but it is a treasure trove for family historians who have links to pioneering families, many of whom settled on properties of one kind or another and/or operated businesses in the early days of Queensland. There are numerous photos. Check out the biographical index for each volume to see if you have any family members listed.