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Dutch explorers found Australia in the early 1600s, but decided against settling because the land was too dry and inhospitable. After losing the American colonies the British were anxious to find another place to ship convicts and established the state of New South Wales as a penal colony. In 1788, nine ships of convicts along […]

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“Search for your ancestors in 211,905 new West Yorkshire parish baptism records on findmypast.co.uk The Huddersfield & District Family History Society provided findmypast.co.uk with these records, in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. The table below provides further details of these baptism records:   Parishes covered Years covered Number of records Almondbury All Hallows 1703-1930 […]

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