Monday, 16 September 2013

Unlocking family stories - location based encyclopaedias and dictionaries

Recently a number of location based encyclopaedias and dictionaries have been made available online. They can provide useful information to assist your family history search.

The Dictionary of Sydney is one such project.
A search for Simeon Lord produced 36 results where his name was mentioned in records.
You can subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date with new records added to the site. A recent newsletter provided a link to an article on the history of Botany where Simeon had his woollen mills.
An image of the woollen mills was provided.
e-Melbourne is the online version of the Encyclopedia of Melbourne published in 2005 -
Another useful online resource for information about locations in Queensland is Queensland Places -
This site also has a link to the Queensland Historical Atlas -

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