I love original documents and there is nothing better than Victorian Certificates of Title – a real work of art and so full of information. Sometimes people are dazzled by the front page and miss the massive amount of information on the reverse and subsequent pages. To date, 17,036 transactions for land in “Old” Ocean Grove have been added to the Ocean Grove Land database together with a growing number of photographs for different properties. These have been consolidated for the Geelong and District Database down to a total of 7,560 entries so far.
Since the last major update on 25 October, there are now 1,628,809 entries in the Geelong and District Database. Latest additions include:
- Geelong Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum: Annual Report 1882 – 1,300 entries
- Geelong and District: Geelong Football Club players missing photographs – 209 entries
- Surnames of Interest entries – 15 new entries [1,133 submitters in total]
- Old Ocean Grove land titles: sellers and purchasers – 3,856 entries
Details on these indexes can be found in the Geelong & District Potpourri pages.
And don’t forget to search again for your ancestors in the Geelong & District Database – they could have been in the last load of additions!
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