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7 Generation Pedigree Chart – STATIONERY – $4.50
This has always been a popular chart, and now it is finally back in print. This large chart is printed in green ink, and is on parchment paper, and features a tree in the background, with lines for you to fill in seven generations of your direct line family tree. It is perfect for framing or display.
Our Family Tree Chart – STATIONERY – $19.50
This is a wonderful family group record that allows you to add all kinds of data. It is printed on a nice soft brown parchment type paper with a black ink which gives a great contrast. The publishers have listened to what customers have been wanting – and they have come up with this gorgeous chart.
This is not your usual pedigree chart, as it allows for generations both up and down to be entered. In the middle, there is a place for the husband and wife and below them, boxes to add their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To the left is where you will fill in the ancestors of the husband (male side) and there are places going back seven more generations in a direct pedigree. Below that are spaces for his brothers and sisters and below that, his aunts and uncles and below that, a notes field to add things like additional spouses, name variations, migration routes or anything that is important to make note of. There is a lot of space here for just about everyone and every thing plus empty space that you can add photos or artwork to jazz it up a little. It is intentionally left quite plain so you can add a border, art or photos or, just leave it alone and put a frame on it. The right side is duplicated for the female side of the family.
Our Family Story – BOOK – hardcover, 48 pages – $19.95
In this journal, record your very own unique record of your family – past and present.
This book will be an invaluable memento for you, your family and future generations to cherish. For some family members, it will be an introduction to the story of their family history. For others, it will be a reminder of where they came from and the previous generations who shaped them into the individuals they are today.
So go ahead – introduce your future to the past!
Recipes From My Mother’s Kitchen: A Journal to Record the Special Family Recipes You Love – BOOK – hardcover & spiral, 176 pages – $19.95
Perfect for yourself, or as a gift, ‘Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen’ is a place to record and store you mother’s special recipes. This book will ensure that the food you smelled and tasted in your mother’s kitchen will be passed down for future generations to enjoy.
This hardcover ring-bound book, continues in the home cooks tradition of sharing recipes, this journal includes 12 delicious recpies to inspire you to enjoy food, old-fashioned food.
With dividers for Starters, Seafood, Meat, Pasta, Vegetables and Dessert, and over 170 pages, there’s plenty of room to write your favourite recipes here.
Family History for Beginners – K. Foy – $34.95
Dabbling in family history is a pastime anyone of any age can enjoy, but the massive proliferation of websites, magazines and books in recent years can baffle the would-be genealogist to a standstill.
This is an ideal introduction to the tools and processes of researching your past. It will teach you how to get the most information from living relatives, how to negotiate the vast quantities of census data with ease, and the best way to store, catalogue and present the information you discover.
Family History for Beginners will also help you take your research to the next level, beyond the simple facts of birth, marriage and death, with chapters on occupation, emigration and military service.
Tracing Your Family History on the Internet – C. Paton – $32.95
The internet is revolutionising family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.
But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of. Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come?
As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Islands, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.
Inside History Magazine Issue 9: Mar-Apr 2012 – BOOK – paperback, 74 pages – $10.50
Inside History Magazine is made for people who are passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage.
In the March-April edition (issue 9) you’ll find:
- Read the latest on the new Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are?
- Your memories of World War II
- The mother who saw seven soldiers go to war
- Why your Anzac may be missing from the records
- What life was like for an Aussie governess
- We reunite a family with a photo from 1883
- Off the tourist track: secret history in Victoria’s goldfields
- Last chance to tell us your favourite history book!
And much more – in fact, 76 pages of terrific features, practical information on family tree research, chances to network with other genealogists, giveaways and book and app reviews. On sale now.Previous Issues:
Inside History Magazine Issue 1: Nov-Dec 2010
Inside History Magazine Issue 2: Jan-Feb 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 3: Mar-Apr 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 4: May-Jun 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 5: Jul-Aug 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 6: Sep-Oct 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 7: Nov-Dec 2011
Inside History Magazine Issue 8: Jan-Feb 2012
Abbreviations for Australian Genealogists – E. Marks – $8.00
One thing that you will learn when beginning family history research is that there are no standards for abbreviations (except for a few exceptions). Each resource seems to have its own system. This lack of uniformity prompted the author to start recording these references, and in 1995 ‘Abbreviations for Genealogists’ was released.
Afterall how many people know the following: cit = citizen (usually of London); fs = female servant / free by servitude; GRG = Government Record Groups South Australia; im = inmate; l s = lodger’s son / lawful son; osp = obiit sine prole (died without issue) … and so on.
Now after several editions, and reprints this work is still an immensely useful reference work for any Australian researching their family history … not just those beginning their search.
Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree – M. Smolenyak & A. Turner – $20.50
You’re introduced to a stranger who share your last name. Don’t you always wonder … ‘could we be related?’ Thanks to breakthrough science in the rapidly growing world of genetics, it’s now possible to find out. ‘Trace Your Roots with DNA’, written by two of USA’s top genealogists, this authoritative book is the first to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry.
After a brief introduction to genealogy and genetics fundamentals, the authors explain what kind of information the tests can provide, how to interpret the results, and how the tests work – it doesn’t involve needles or digging up your dead relatives. Getting results is a simple as swabbing the inside of your cheek and popping a sample in the mail.
The authors reveal exactly what is – and isn’t – possible with genetic testing. They include case studies of both famous historical mysteries and examples of ordinary folks whose exploration of genetic genealogy has enabled them to trace their roots.
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner – Scanner – $199.50
The Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner is tiny, light-weight and allows you to scan photos on the scanner, in the album or even in a frame. If you have large images, no problem, the stitching software joins multiple images together seamlessly. Photos, magazines, artworks, even newspaper articles have never been easier to scan.
Store the scans digitally, and then share them with your family or friends. Unlike alternative solutions that don’t have the combination of mobility, accuracy, versatility, and keeping the original safe, the Flip-Pal mobile scanner is compact, simple to operate, has high resolution, quick scan time, battery power, cordless – no computer required, and onboard memory, and only weighs less than 1kg, and is the size of a tiny netbook computer.
- Mobile – scan images Anywhere, Anytime, battery-powered, stores scans on SD Memory Card
- Keeps Your Memories Safe – scan album photos in place, patented “flip-and-scan” technology, see-through window for framing the original, safequard important documents and Images and store in a safe location
- Versatile – scan small to large originals, photos, drawings, quilts, even small objects like coins or jewellery, newspapers, bound books, albums and magazines
- Easy and Quick – no computer required, push one button, scan while sitting on your couch watching T.V., no software to install or complicated manual, just take your SD card to your computer and turn on your creativity
- Accurate – high quality digital image, high resolution retains the detail, color, dimensions and texture true to the original, 600 and 300 dpi resolution settings
- Size – 30.5cm x 23cm x 5cm (12″ x 9″ x 2″), weight .7kg (1.5 pounds)
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Deluxe Carry Case (Blue)
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Deluxe Carry Case (Purple)
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Deluxe Carry Case (Red)
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Deluxe Carry Case (Taupe)
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Sketch Kit
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Window Protector Sheets (pack of 3)
K & Company Ancestry.com 12×12 Double-Sided Paper Pack – SCRAPBOOKING – 36 pages – $25.00
K & Company has teamed with Ancestry.com to bring you a beautiful, comprehensive, family history scrapbooking collection! Ideal for those creating a whole heritage album … this paper pack from K & Company’s Ancestry.com range, contains 36 12×12 double-sided pages (3 x 12 different designs).
Printed on medium-weight card, contains three of the “Traditional Family Tree” page, which is available as a separate item, as well as including other vintage styled pages.
The Home Archive Starter Kit: Black – STATIONERY – $37.15
A starter pack for family historians. It contains 10 photo pages for 6×4 inch pages each holding 8 photos; 2 negative storage pages for 35mm negatives; 5 double sided page pockets for 8×12 inch photos, letters or documents; 1 sheet of tabs for recording photo details. Has the word ‘Photographs’ on both the album cover and box cover. Binder with slip cover, 40mm spine.
Home Archive Starter Kit (Grey)
Home Archive Starter Kit (Oxford Blue)
Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction – S. Hicks – $11.00
‘Your Family History Archives’ is a brief introduction to the basics of recording, organising and caring for family archives and what to do to ensure the collection is not lost to future generations of family and other researchers. It is based on a talk that the author presents to genealogy and family history groups.
As a professional historian, archivist, librarian and family historian, the author was aware of the lack of information in this area to assist other family historians to organise and look after their family archives.
A family archive does not eventuate overnight, it slowly grows over the years. The first section of this book encompasses collection, organising and accessing your family records and memorabilia. The second stage is the conservation and preservation process to ensure that they are kept for future generations. The final stage is what happens to the collection in the future.
RootsMagic 5 – SOFTWARE – 1 CD – $49.50
RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!
RootsMagic is one of the easiest-to-use family tree software available, yet is also one of the most powerful. See why professional genealogists and beginners alike say RootsMagic is one of the best genealogy software in the world. It allows you to make CDs to share with your family, run the software and data directly from a flash drive, includes integrated WebSearch, and has many new features in RootsMagic 5. All up it is a easy-to-use, well-supported, great-functionality program.
How to Write Your Life Story in Ten Easy Steps – BOOK – paperback, 224 pages – $27.95
Writing your life story is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. In writing it you will find yourself drawing even closer to your children and grandchildren. You will also find it an exciting and fascinating process, one that helps you to make sense of your own life.
Writing your own life story is also a very good way for creative writers to find inspiration and get started in the ‘habit’ of writing. This step-by-step guide will steer you through different ways of telling your life story, in ten easy steps:
- How to begin
- Using the power of memory
- How to start your research
- Different ways of structuring your life story
- How to make your life story stand out with pictures, colours and smells, etc.
- How to provide a contemporary feel to your life story
- Bringing the rest of the world into your story
- How to end your life story, and make sure that it doesn’t it doesn’t hurt anyone (including yourself)
- How to present your life story and get it published
- Stories to inspire you
Nowadays, you can publish your life story should you want to do so. For a small amount of money, you can get a few bound copies or you can publish it free on the net. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to write an heirloom which will last for ever.