da Blog - Supports Shetlandroots.org

Welcome to da Blog that will cover a range of material. The focus however will be on the research processes with examples on how to get the best from online searches.

Researching Shetland Strays...
The powerpoint presentation of a talk given to the Shetland Family History Society 30 July 2013
Australian War Museum service records...
An online database that provides information on those who were killed in action in the Australian Armed Forces during World War 2. It can be accessed using this link Australian War Museum service records. For this blog I will search the database using the name Harold Eric Brock who I have already established was killed in 1944. (see blog Australia – World War 2 Nominal Roll – search using name).
Australia - World War 2 Nominal Roll - search using place...
An online database that provides basic information on all those who were enlisted in the Australian Armed Forces. It can be accessed using this link Australia World War 2 Nominal Roll. For this blog I will search the database using a place. First I will show the search form and the initial result from that search. I will then select a link on the place of birth and be given list of names. Finally, if appropriate, I will select one of the names to obtain further information about their service.
Australia - World War 2 Nominal Roll - search using name...
An online database that provides basic information on all those who were enlisted in the Australian Armed Forces. It can be accessed using this link Australia World War 2 Nominal Roll. For this blog I will search the database using the person’s name. First I will show the search form, then the results from that search. Finally, I can select the link on any of the names and be given further information about their service.
Shetland Times birth announcements to tracing an extended family in Tasmania....
This blog consolidates the following blogs: It also provides a genealogy of the extended family of Lindsay Tulloch in Tasmania. In certain parts of Australia there are excellent online search facilities. I particularly like the Trove Newspaper Archives, the World War 2 Nominal Rolls and The Australian War Museum. In Tasmania, I particularly liked the extent of digital copies of wills available online.
Marriages of Maggie, Dorothy and Heather Tulloch....
This is the final blog covering the marriages and extended family of the three remaining Tulloch daughters. Again, three of the Gibson sons served in World War 2.
Marriage of Charlotte Mary Tulloch to Allan D.E. Mackinnon....
In this blog I describe the processes used to extend the family of Charlotte Mary Tulloch and her husband Allan D.E. Mackinnon. Both sons served in World War 2 and I have used the Australian WW2 Nominal Roll to obtain genealogy information including dates of discharge.
Marriage of Jean MacBeath Tulloch to Harold J Brock....
In this blog I describe the processes used to extend the family of Jean MacBeath Tulloch and her husband Harold J. Brock. I also give a link to the Australian War Memorial site where it is possible to obtain personal service records and casualty information.
Using online Wills to extract names of the Tulloch family in Tasmania....
Following a reply to a post on the Rootsweb Message Board for Tasmania I was given a link to this excellent resource - online photocopies of Wills. Here I will use it to search for Lindsay Tulloch and later his wife Jeannie Innes Logie Tulloch. In later blogs I will use this resource for other members of the extended family.
LindsayTulloch his marriage and immediate family....
In this blog I have brought together all the information obtained on Lindsay Tulloch and his immediate family.
Introduction to research aimed at extending the Tulloch family in Tasmania....
For this blog I will use the following extracts and record the process I used to extend this family. Two entries in the Shetland Newspaper Births for a daughter and a son born in 1884 and 1885 listed from Tasmania. Why would someone list these from Tasmania.
Shetland Times birth announcements to tracing an extended family in Canada....
This blog consolidates the following blogs: It also provides a genealogy of the extended family of William Brown in British Columbia.
Using Rootsweb Message Board for Information on William Brown....
An important part of this search happened when I posted on the Rootsweb Message Board for Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The link to my initial post is given at the end of this blog. What followed was an exchage of 25 posts that added a lot of background material and confirmed other findings. You can follow the responses between myself and two contributors.
FamilySearch Using A Reverse Search To Confirm Children....
I already know the children who have been recorded in the 1881 and 1891 Vancouver Island census. I have also checked the birth registrations for the two children born in Nanaimo, British Columbia. For this search I want to see if I have all the children and possibly pick up some other information regarding marriages or deaths.
Rootsweb Message board query - Hamilton-Ontario....
This blog explains how I used one of the Rootsweb Mesage boards to ask for a marriage look-up for William Brown to Margaret Manson, hopefully in the period 1861 to 1866. Also details of the response. This was an important element in the research since it gave the names of both sets of parents and allowed me to established their roots back to Shetland.
Vancouver Island 1901 Census - Margaret Brown....
The third part of this series using the online census databases provided by viHistory will check the 1901 census to see if Margaret Brown is still head of the family. Isabel Brown, married Thomas Keith in 1894, therefore a further check of the 1901 census is made to see if she now has a family.
Vancouver Island 1891 Census - Thomas Brown....
The second part of this series using the online census databases provided by viHistory will carry out a further search on the 1891 census to see if Thomas Brown now heads his own family, then follow his family through to the 1901 census return.
Vancouver Island 1881 Census - William Brown....
The first part part of this series using the online census databases provided by viHistory will check the 1881 Census return for William Brown who was killed in an accident in 1882; it will also show the 1891 census return for his wife Margaret and the remaining family.
Western Australia - birth search....
This is another online database that allows you to search for births, deaths or marriages in Western Australia. For this search I haven't been able to locate a suitable 'candidate' with Shetland roots. However, I have been able to provide a good example searching for children born to Alexander Ross.
New South Wales - search births database....
This is an excellent resource for those researching families in New South Wales. From the first page you are given the option between a search for a birth or death, OR a search for a marriage. These two options provide a different search form.
Trove Newspaper - search archive....
The Trove Newspaper Archive offered as part of the National Archives of Australia is another one of these online gems. It provides online search and access to images from newspapers across Australia. I tried it out using Lindsay Tulloch, a businessman in Tasmania at the turn of the century.
New Brunswick Provincial Archives - search for information on siblings....
When I search for a particular person I normally try to extend the search to their parents, then their siblings, then their siblings marriage and possible children.
New Brunswick - marriage search and results....
New Brunswick have a Vital Statistics Search Engine for births, marriages and deaths. Here I have used the Marriage database and searched using a Mary Catherine Henry, b. 8th August 1883, Fredericton. On this search I have been able to view a digital copy of the Marriage Certificate.
Royal British Columbia Vital Records - search death for William Brown....
The database contains death records for British Comumbia for the period 1872 to 1991. Here I have checked for the death of William Brown in 1882 knowing that he was killed in a work accident in that year.
Royal British Columbia Vital Records - search births two daughters.....
The database contains birth records for British Comumbia for the period 1854 to 1903. Here I have used the reported births of two daughters in order to find out their names.