Saturday, 4 February 2017

Welcoming a birth

Orchids -  are the baby of the botanical family; they were the very last born in the plant kingdom, after all other plants took over comfortable habitats.

We are waiting for the birth of a new family member this month. The wait is exciting and there are some " busy fingers" with knitting needles and wool, turning out tiny wee garments for the new arrival.  Wonder what baby will be called?  Doing a surf around the usual newspapers found this delightful poem  in a  New Zealand newspaper. Seems way back then, moved by a birth, encouraged the author to write about his " New Arrival."

                                                       Waimate Daily Advertiser   24 February 1917   Page 3
                                              Courtesy Papers Past NZ National Library

Past newspapers are a great source of finding those births of yesterday year. Two sites I use a lot because of family in  Australia and  New Zealand are:
Trove , National Library Australia

These provide additional  direct  primary evidence sources for births and also deaths and marriages ( BDMs)

 Births, deaths and marriages are ( BDM's) are good primary evidence sources.  With family in New Zealand, Australia, England , Wales and Scotland have found the following web links great sources of information:

New Zealand
New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages

Australian births, deaths and marriages can be found in the archival  records of the seven State Governments:

  • New South Wales State Government 
       Family History births, deaths, marriage
  • Northern Territory  State Government
  •  Western Australia  State Government
One website have found which gives good basic information for
 births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales is:

When you have found your births, deaths and marriage records, keep a good record of them in your family tree.

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