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The Winners of NLAs Community Heritage Grants 2014

grant money The National Library of Australia’s (NLA) Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups Australia-wide. The winners of the successful grant applications for 2014 have just been announced, and this year there are 73 grants being awarded, totalling $386,577. Continue reading →

South Australia’s 2015 About Time History Month Open for Applications

logo - About Time 2015 About Time is South Australia’s history festival! Since 2011 the month of May has been a celebration of South Australia’s history which is showcased through hundreds of events ranging from talks to tours; walks to workshops; and exhibitions to special events. 2014 was a HUGE year for About Time, with over 500 events being held, but I bet 2015 will be even bigger. The team at About Time are organised folk, and have just opened their website for applications for events for next year. So if you, your group or organisation already has something planned for May 2015, you can get it listed now. Continue reading →

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

7th cruise - Astor ship The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more. Continue reading →

Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

logo - Irish Archives Resource 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. Continue reading →