IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE THIRD EDITION OF TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA - A NATIONAL GUIDE TO SOURCES - 30,000 COPIES PRINTED TO DATE.
The massively updated third edition of Nick's National Australian Guide got great reviews. "If you've have the old 1994 pre-internet edition, you've living in the Stone Age!" says Nick. "The National Library had six copies and they've all been stolen!"
WHY NOT ASK YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY TO ORDER A COPY?
Nick Vine Hall - AM: author of TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA and founder of Ship Pictures Research Service, was heard on ABC radio, where he answered genealogical questions from listeners throughout Australia. He was the resident Genealogist on ABC Radio from 1979 till 2006. From 1996 until his untimely death in Oct 2006, he was also Chairman, Census Working Party & Media Spokesman, Record Preservation & Access, Australasian Federation of Family History Organizations (AFFHO). Nick is sadly missed by his family and his many listeners, who looked forward to his weekly broadcast.
Tricia: is the Director of
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Since 1995, The Ships Pictures Research Service has aimed to help genealogists and historians worldwide locate pictures of ships of many rigs, periods and nationalities. Our site
used to provide researchers with an on-line vessel searching service and order form to purchase the information we have on record.
This service is no longer available - see ContactUs
page for limited information.
The Ships Picture Database concentrates on immigrant vessels, which sailed the Seven Seas during the last 200 years, as well as ships which family members might have served on as crew, in both war and peacetime. Although pictures of vessels from a wide time period are included, there is a strong emphasis on the years from 1787-1960, as this was the boom time of emigration by sea from Europe to countries like Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, and South Africa.
Ships Database. We have a database of over 200,000 entries by name of vessel, which covers the period 825AD to 2002AD on an international basis. This is vastly more comprehensive than the 3000 entries, compiled from 101 published sources in the initial prototype version, Ships Pictures Index, 1491-1991, published in 1995 on three microfiche (which are available in many Australian libraries for consultation without charge).
The database has been built up over seven years from more than 3000 published sources as well as 37 separate public and private ships' picture archive collections. Major collections include the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England; Museum of Galaxidi, Greece; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA; Allen Knight Maritime Museum, Monterey, California, USA; India Club, New York, USA; Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, USA; Steamboat Historical Society of America, Maryland, USA; South African Maritime Museum, Cape Town. It also covers most of the major ships' picture collections in Australia and New Zealand (ie National Library, Canberra; Mitchell Library, Sydney; La Trobe Library, Melbourne; Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne; John Oxley Library, Brisbane; Battye Library, Perth; Mortlock Library, Adelaide; South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide; State Library of Tasmania, Hobart; Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington; Wellington Maritime Museum; Auckland Public Library; University of Otago, Dunedin; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Melbourne Maritime Museum).
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