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Government Gazettes as a Genealogical Resource - free webinar replay by Helen V. Smith now available to view for limited time


The recording of today's webinar, "Government Gazettes as a Genealogical Resource" by Helen V. Smith is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Gazettes were the weekly notices of Government activities meant for other government departments and some were available to the public. They are an untapped genealogical resource. The general gazette lists government appointments, various licences, Justices of the Peace, changes to legislation, deceased estates, and so much more. Police Gazettes (only available to Police departments) list police officer movements, reports of crime often listing victims, reports on entry and exit from prison, Missing Friends notices while Education Gazettes list teacher movements, school information and more. Each colony had its own Gazettes and post Federation in 1901 the Commonwealth also produced a Government Gazette.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 7 minute recording of "Government Gazettes as a Genealogical Resource" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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