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    What did you need, Zoe??

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    There's quite a few Linksons on the electoral rolls as well.

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    I transcribe for the Ozmariners lists, and we are asked to transcribe the names exactly as the master wrote it. I have noticed that some crew members are on the same ship for several voyages, but are sometimes spelled differently, sometimes by the same master/captain. Some of them are VERY hard to read. I hope the search facility on ancestry is better than the Ozmariners, because I find that very difficult to use and find anyone at all. I loved the French ship I did, and the German one, such interesting names. Many of the captains just wrote Mr and Mrs and 4 children for their passengers, so no hope of finding any more details there.

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    If you are on Ancestry.co.uk & go to 'Whats New" they say:

    'The Australian Free Settler Collection is now available on Ancestry.co.uk
    For the first time ever, you can now search 8.9 million names of those arriving into New South Wales in two, easy to use, online databases:

    NSW Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922
    NSW Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896'

    However, I cannot access the Unassisted list unless I upgrade!

    I am peeved
    Bridget

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    Bridget...you have to have the Heritage sub to access it.

    When they first put the Electoral rolls on the site, a couple of friends took out subs, and the following week, Ancestry took them off and made you ugrade to the Heritage sub.

    I don't know what is on the Ancestry.co.uk site. Is it just UK records?

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    Libby I can access the convicts etc. from the UK site, but what peeves me is their statement:
    'The Australian Free Settler Collection is now available on Ancestry.co.uk'
    they do not say 'but we need more s first!'
    Bridget

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    I switched from the normal UK sub to the UK heritage sub so I could access the Australian records. The UK heritage is slightly cheaper, and I wondered why. I now find I can't access Irish records on Ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgetM View Post
    Libby I can access the convicts etc. from the UK site, but what peeves me is their statement:
    'The Australian Free Settler Collection is now available on Ancestry.co.uk'
    That's extremely misleading. You can certainly access the basic records from there, but you can't see the full record without a UK heritage or World sub.

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    I don't have access to the Australian site. i'd be very grateful if somebody could tell me if anybody with the surname Bluett or Blewitt is listed around 1841 - in particular Thomas, Mary, Adam or William.
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    You can actually search the records without a subscription to see if one of your names is mentioned; you just can't view the full record.

    This is the only one I can see, but it doesn't help you much:

    Name / Estimated Birth Year / Port of Arrival / Voyage Arrival Date / Vessel Name

    Mr. Blewitt / - / Port Jackson, New South Wales / 26 Dec 1841 / Lady Leigh

    Port of departure: Port Richolson (no idea if that's mistranscribed, because there are no images)

    Have you looked at the immigration indexes here?

    State Records NSW - Indexes to Assisted Immigrants

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