Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website.

Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – September 2014

It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.

RootsMagic for TMG Users

The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …

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#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions …

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 24 (Sep-Oct 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine’s issue 24 is out now, and it is another cover-to-cover read. This issue overs DNA testing, top 50 genealogy blogs, choosing genealogy software, getting clues in photographs from millinery, the latest news on the Sydney’s archaeology digs. And don’t forget to enter their competition to win the chance to see your ancestor on the front cover of a upcoming issue …

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Run RootsMagic on Your Mac (Without Installing Windows)

Users of RootsMagic have been crying out for a Mac version, and the creators have listened, as they have just announced MacBridge for RootsMagic. While its not a RootsMagic for Mac, it does allow you to install and run RootsMagic on your Mac in mere minutes with almost no additional setup or configuration …

Societies

GenealogySA Website Gets a Major Upgrade

Big news from the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. They have just done a MAJOR (and much needed) update on their website (www.genealogysa.org.au), and have totally upgraded the Member Section … and it’s GOOD! Really, GOOD!

Family Historian

Family Historian: An Alternative to The Master Genealogist (TMG)

For nearly 20 years The Master Genealogist has been a favourite genealogy program for those wanting the most advanced product to record and present their family history research. Sadly the developer recently announced the end of the road for this program. Some TMG users will continue to use it for some time to come. Others will want to change to an alternative. Family Historian has for …

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Genealogy and History Related Wikis

I was wondering just what history and genealogy-related wiki’s are out there, and as I couldn’t find any list, I started creating one. The following list is a work in progress, and is largely Australian genealogy and history orientated wikis. But I have thrown in a few that are world genealogy-related too.

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Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more.

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A Thankyou to Internet Genealogy Magazine

I’m a little behind on my genealogy magazine reading (I always seem to be), however I did pick up the latest issue of Internet Genealogy (August/September 2014 issue) and started flipping through it today, and found an article titled “Top Genealogy Blogs: 2014 Edition”. And guess who made the list?

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Findmypast Adds Victorian Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Online

There’s no doubt that passenger lists are one record that genealogsts’ crave. Being able to find out then when and where of your ancestors arrival is jackpot! And thanks to a deal that findmypast has with the Public Record Office Victoria, we now get online access to over 3.8 million Victorian passenger lists from your own home.

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