100 Million Dutch Records Added to Ancestry

Netherlands - Dutch windmills For those with Dutch roots here’s some major, huge news for you. The Netherlands Centre for Family History holds an enormous collection of records which has only previously been accessible within the Netherlands. Thanks for an agreement with Ancestry, everyone worldwide will have access to over 100  million Dutch records from their own home. The […] Continue reading →

Gould Genealogy’s “Giant Directories Sale”

directories - Melbourne Sands & McDougall 600 Directories are a key source of information for researchers, be it family history, local history or social history. Street directories, business and trade directories, agricultural directories, motoring directories, medical directories, even telephone directories and a newspaper one… every one of these is a possible research tool. You can find not only names, but addresses and […] Continue reading →

Election Junk Mail is Actually Useful

election ephemera Australians head to the polls again on 2 July 2016, and as happens each election, between now and then we are bombarded with electoral material – flyers, brochures, how-to-vote info, banners, posters and more. However if you’re like me, you probably don’t take a whole lot of notice of it, and the junk mail and […] Continue reading →

Take the Findmypast #TreeChallenge

Findmypast #TreeChallenge Findmypast have issued the #TreeChallenge … Add your tree and get 1.8 billion free records this week If you haven’t discovered the power of Findmypast’s record matching yet, why not give it a go now. Either start a tree, or upload one, and see what records it comes up with that match the names on […] Continue reading →

Congress 2018

logo - Congress 2018 1000 Congress, the once-every-three-years event is the BIG one for Australian and New Zealand genealogy. Organised by the Australasian Federation of Family History Societies (AFFHO), and the dates for the next one (the 15th) which will be held in Sydney in 2018, have just been in released. The following was an announcement from the Society of […] Continue reading →

National Family History Month, 1-31 August 2016

logo - NFHM 2016 National Family History Month (NFHM) is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). NFHM has been an annual event in Australia and New Zealand since August 2006, originally organised as National Family History Week, which was held during the first week of August. But due to its ever increasing popularity, NFHM […] Continue reading →