Our Library reopens on Saturday the 27th January 2024 at 1pm to 5.30pm
Address: Unit 1, Harry Giese Building, 1 Willeroo Street, Tiwi, NT. 0810
(off Henbury Ave, Tiwi)

Our Library will continue to open on the following days:-

Monday & Tuesdays 9.30am to 5.15pm
Wednesdays 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturdays 1.00pm to 5.30pm

Our first General Meeting will be Saturday 10th February 2024 at 1.30pm – all are welcome

FamilySearch December 2023 News

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives on the week of 10 December 2023 with over 4 million new indexed family history records from worldwide. Three million records were added for Russia and record expansions in the thousands were added from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the Czech Republic, El Salvador, India, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Don’t see what you’re looking for this week? Millions of new genealogy records are added each week to make your discoveries easier. While waiting for records in your areas of interest, explore 16 billion images of historical records that you can conveniently view by location in manageable batches. They are not indexed yet, but you can still search them using the powerful Explore Historical Images feature.

Check back next week and, in the meantime, search existing records on FamilySearch. For other exciting genealogy content, peruse over 1,500 free, on-demand sessions RootsTech 2023.

Our GSNT Library is an “Affiliate Library” with FamilySearch if you cannot view some records they maybe available to view in our Library through our Affiliate Library status.

Media Release

Paper to pixels, partnership digitises 95,000 First World War Records

National Archives of Australia and Ancestry.com have collaborated to digitise 95,000 First World War Records, preserving them for the future.

The project digitised series MT1486/1, which consists of records for individuals who applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and were either rejected, discharged while still in training, or went on to serve within Australia only.

Rebecca Britt, National Archives Director of Digitisation Services said the partnership allowed for a sharing of knowledge and resources to ensure records were dititised to a word-class standard.

National Archives Senior Curator Anne-Marie Conde explained the importance of these records being available digitally.

‘These records help to throw light on a significant cohort of people who attempted to enlist but were rejected. This part of the First World War story has so often been overlooked,’ she said.

‘The most common reason for rejection was on medical grounds, but there were all kinds of reasons a person could be rejected, and together they offer compelling insights into the beliefs and world-views of the day.’

Series MT1486/1 is a high-use series and it now joins more than 376,000 First Australian Imperial Force service records which have already been fully digitised.

All records are accessible to the public via RecordSearch and through the Ancestry.com family history platform.

Did you know Tony Thorpe aka Antony James Thorpe (1959-2017)?

The NT Genealogical Society has a number of photographs and certificates which belonged to him. We would like to pass them on to the family. Some of the names mentioned are William Gladstone Moore, Ida Mary Thorpe, Frank Joseph Thorpe, Florence Pearl Fuller, Lydia Lavina Fuller (nee McGufficke), Glen Norman Fuller, Marlene Carol Thorpe, and Bernard Francis Wilson.

Please contact the Secretary on 0412 018015, or the NT Genealogical Society on (08) 89817363 during library hours Mon – Tues 9.30 – 5.15 Sat 1 pm – 5.30 or email committee@gsnt.org.au

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