More than 2,000 entries have been added to the Geelong and District Database since the last update.
More than three quarters of these entries came from a terrific book A Pictorial History of the Shire of Ballan – the index includes children named in school photos and names on various Honor Boards.
Those midwives keep popping up and are such a popular collection. As I’ve mentioned before this is one of the few professions that help us track our married or unmarried female ancestors – they didn’t have to give up this role when they married. Even better the Midwives Registers in the Victoria Government Gazette give us name changes [generally due to marriage] and address changes. Once we’ve finished the Midwives Registers we’ll start on the Nurses Registers – another great source for our female ancestors and relatives.
Our Book indexes and Midwives indexes are the product of our wonderful volunteers in our region – some long-term volunteers and others who just pop up through Mailing Lists, Facebook, and of course this Blog. They’re all wonderful!
This is the list of additions since 3 August making a total of 1,410,769 entries in the database:
- Geelong District: Midwives from the Victoria Government Gazette 1931, 1945-1954 – 561 entries
- Geelong District: Surnames of Interest – 20 entries
- Ballan [book]: A Pictorial History of the Shire of Ballan – 1,558 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!
Dr. Leslie Westerlund
I visited st John’s ch at Ballan in 1984 ish and happy to see my gggparents marriage notes in the old book, I wonder where the book is now??, I now live in WA and would like to see the church again and search for Blamire-Barr-Sloan -Hyatt families. I have alot of family tree research that others may be interested in, regards, Leslie Westerlund.