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About Alona Tester


Website: http://www.gould.com.au
Alona Tester has written 710 articles so far, you can find them below.


My Roundup of the Australasian Congress 2012

The 13th Australasian Congress was on last week, and now that immediate backlog of work has been caught up, I figured it was time to sit and write my roundup of the event. Let me just start by saying my take on Congress is likely to be quite different from others as I went purely as an exhibitor, and I didn’t attend any sessions …

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1 Million Westminster Parish Records now Online at Findmypast.co.uk

Findmypast.co.uk continues their busy pace of digitising, having just released over 1 million records from the Westminster City Archives in the past week. These records cover baptism, marriage and burial records dating back to 1538 from the Westminster City Archives, and that this is the first time that the images of the original parish records from Westminster will be seen online.

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ANZAC Day Blog Challenge 2012

The ANZAC Day Blog Challenge is on again. This is a great way to remember and honour our Australians and New Zealander military ancestory. You’re invited to write about your Anzac reli, in celebration of their life and in commemoration of their service.

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Highlight: Inky Fingers, The Life and Times of Elijah Tucker

This is a biographical family history exploring the life and times of Elijah Tucker (1811–1894), who was a printer, publisher, newspaper editor and writer and who emigrated with his family from London to New Zealand’s New Plymouth, then moved to the South Island in 1856.

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Activating Your Free Ancestry Subscription within Family Tree Maker

How do I activate the free Ancestry subscription that came with Family Tree Maker? This is a question I get asked regularly, so felt that it will be useful to put it as a blog post …

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About Time: South Australia’s History Festival 1-31 May 2012

The About Time: South Australia’s History Festival is on again. Continuing last years month-long format, it’s on 1-31 May 2012, and is being held at locations right around SA. There’s something for everyone from 100s of events to choose from. Everything from tours and heritage displays, to beginning your family history courses and vintage movies..

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64 New Projects to Honour Australia’s War History

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants worth close to $170,000, will fund 64 projects across Australia will commemorate Australia’s wartime history and honour those who served, and continue to serve, Australia in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

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LAST SUPPLIES – Australian Scrapbooking Wholesaler Closes its Doors

Why am I doing a post an Australian Scrapbooking Wholesaler closing their doors? Simply because it is likely to affect the availability of a number of scrapbook products we sell. We have a reasonable range of heritage and family tree scrapbooking and associated products, which come from numerous Australian Scrapbook Wholesalers. Sadly ones of these companies will be closing its doors.

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Season 4 Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, Starts March 27th

For those of you who’ve been hanging out for the new 4th season of Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show, it’s starting very soon … Tuesday March 27th, 7.30pm, SBSONE to be exact. Following the journey of six more Australian celebrities as they discover their history and where they came from. Those in this 4th series

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Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Australia/New Zealand Edition has Arrived!!

We’ve been waiting a long, long time, and FINALLY we have good news for FTM Mac users (or soon-to-be-users) … Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Australia/New Zealand Edition has arrived (and way earlier than expected too), and we’ve received our first supplies. And as an added bonus, the printed manual “The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker for Mac 2″ showed up this week too.

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RootsMagic Webinars – March and April 2012

They’re baaacck! After releasing RootsMagic 5 late last year, the team at RootsMagic have been soooo busy they haven’t had time for new webinars, but now they’re back with a brand new batch of online video tutorials for you, so you can get the most out of your RootsMagic 5 program.

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Mocavo – A Free Genealogy and Ancestry Search Engine

We’ve all tried Google, and we’ve tried Bing and various other search engines, as well as Ancestry, FindMyPast and other similar site … but have your tried the latest in genealogy search engines … MOCAVO? I’m guessing most of you won’t, so let me tell you a little about Mocavo.com.

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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – February 2012

Thanks for the feedback on last month’s Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. I’m glad you liked it, and that you found it informative. So, that brings us to my second Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. This one covering news etc from February 2012. It’s not meant to be comprehensive in anyway, but rather it is bits that I’ve recently come across and would like to share with you.

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