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Access 200 Million Immigration Records FREE until Sunday

 Ancestry.com.au have just announced that they are giving you FREE Access to 200 million immigration records until Sunday, 26 August 2012 (11.59pm AEST). The collections cover Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, the United States and Europe, and they include passenger lists, convict transportations, passport records, naturalisation records, border crossing lists, crew lists and a whole bunch more. Continue reading →

Family History Through the Alphabet – P is for …

 Welcome to the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge again, this week’s special is the letter P. As with each week, the one rule of this Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something relating to your family history, and this weeks letters is ‘P. So a place, a person, or a thing relating to family history that starts with the letter P, the choice is entirely yours … and throughout this Challenge, we’ve had so many great topics already. Continue reading →

Father’s Day Offer: 50% off Google Your Family Tree

 If you’re stuck with what to give your genealogy-mad dad for Father’s Day, we have the p-e-r-f-e-c-t gift. If he doesn’t have a copy of Google Your Family Tree, trust me this is the go. Pretty much everyone knows (in general) how to use Google, but trust me this book will give you a whole new level of knowledge on how to REALLY search, as well as teach you things that you didn’t even know Google could do. Continue reading →

Join Scott Hicks and Help Save South Australia’s Historic Films

 A story in The Advertiser last weekend was about how Director, Scott Hicks is lending his star power in a bid to help save historic South Australian films that are at risk of being lost forever. The State Library of South Australia has a film collection which includes Super 8 and 16mm films. To preserve and share the more than 7500 films, the Library’s In-House Digitising project requires a $200,000 digital film scanner. Continue reading →

What’s Happening with Family Tree Maker 2013?

 We’ve been starting to get inquiries from customers asking us “what’s happening with Family Tree Maker 2013? and “when do you expect to have it”? Well, now we finally have some answers for you … Ancestry.com has quietly announced there will be no major upgrade for Family Tree Maker this year. However, they do plan on adding numerous improvements to the current Family Tree Maker 2012. Continue reading →

Australian History News – August 2012

 It has been quite a while, but I’ve decided to resurrect my Australian History News series of posts, as I enjoy finding out bits & pieces of genealogy and history news, and passing it on to you. In this one we have details of a free book on one of Queensland’s pioneers, a new User Group, more funding for one of Australia’s top convict sites, a new project for another group, and more societies join in on social media. Continue reading →

New Free eMagazine – Irish Lives Remembered

 “Irish Lives Remembered”, is a new magazine that is dedicated to Irish genealogy and history. It is also environmentally friendly too as it is an eMagazine, meaning that it is available to read online on your computer, mobile device or tablet, and best of all, it is FREE. Each issue contains approx. 60 pages of hints, tips and stories regarding Irish genealogy, there’s something for every level of researcher here. Continue reading →

Family History Through the Alphabet – O is for …

 Hello everyone, and welcome to Week “O” of the Family History Through the Alphabet. We are after genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or Tweeters to join us. All you need to do is use the current letter for the week (this week’s letter is O), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about. Sound like fun? It is … Continue reading →

Join in DearMYRTLE’s 2012 “Share a Memory” Contest

 DearMYRTLE and her daughter Carrie have organised the 2012 “Share a Memory” contest. Running through until 30 September 2012, to enter you need to think of a memory that you would like to share, and blog about it, Facebook it, Instagram it, or even YouTube it. It could write about a child’s memory, an ancestor’s story, a reunion, a family recipe, a family holiday story, a family do-it-yourself project, an heirloom … Continue reading →

Family History Through the Alphabet – N is for …

 Week 14 of the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge brings us up to the letter ‘N’. As with each week, the one rule of this Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something relating to your family history, and this weeks letters is ‘N’. So a place, a person, or a thing relating to family history that starts with the letter N! Continue reading →

Findmypast Introduces the World Collection

 Findmypast have just introduced their new World Collection subscription which gives you access to search collections from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States in one place for a single fee. Subscribing to the World Collection gives you access to over a billion records, with that number growing rapidly. And until August 31 2012, they are offering an introductory 10% discount off new subscriptions. Continue reading →