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Run Your Digger Disks on Windows 7 64-bit

It has been a known fact that sadly the Australian ‘Digger’ disks will not work on Vista 64-bit, and Windows 7 64-bit computers, which comes as a rude shock to those who have just upgraded their computer, and paid hundreds of dollars for these CDs to find out. Well, we finally have some good news. Here’s how to get them working …

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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – January 2012

If you’ve been following my posts for a while you might remember a that I had been doing a series (generally once a month) on Australian History News. You can see those posts here. Rather than continue that series (at least at this stage) I thought I’d use some of the new tidbits I was finding together with news from the social media scene and put them togehter as ‘Snippets’.

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Family Tree Maker – Free Update for Version 2012

A free update for Family Tree Maker 2012 for Windows has just been released. This update includes: some important improvements for syncing source citations, relationships, and accepted and rejected hints and more …

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Second Chance for 20 Years of the Society of Genealogists Magazine

It’s second chance time for this collection of 20 years of the Society of Genealogists magazine. They cover the period 1981-2000 with only a couple of issues missing. It’s an amazing collection, one that doesn’t come up very often. If your group, society or organisation is interested …

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Vote Now for Your Favourite Rock Star Genealogists

One of my fav geneabloggers John D. Reid from Anglo-Celtic Connections, asks the question who is your favourite Rock Star Genealogist? By this he means, who are “must-see” people at genie events, or who write “must-read” articles or books.

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FamilySearch Starts 2012 by Releasing 119 Million New Records

If your genealogy wish for 2012 was for more new records to be added online, FamilySearch was certainly listening, as they’ve started the year off with a bang by releasing 119 million new (not-previously-online) records … and of course, being on FamilySearch they are all FREE.

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Australian Generations Oral History Project Needs Volunteers

The Australian Generations Oral History Project is a new national project, and it needs volunteers. Historians at Monash and La Trobe Universities, in partnership with ABC Radio National and the National Library of Australia, are collecting life story interviews with Australians born from the 1920s to the 1980s.

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Family Tree Maker 2012 Tutorial Videos [VIDEO]

I’ve found a collection of Family Tree Maker tutorial videos on YouTube. For users of Family Tree Maker, you can use these to help you with your program. For those of you who don’t, check them out, as it’s a great way to see just what the program is like, and how it works.

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FOR SALE: Parade Magazine, Australia’s Early History Magazine

Issued monthly, Australia’s ‘Parade’ magazine claims to have “25 great, true stories from history” in every issue. While I wasn’t personally familiar with Parade magazine prior to recently … trust me, if you’re into Australian history, you WILL find these fascinating.

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Gould Genealogy & History’s List of Top 50 Best Sellers for 2011

The end of 2011 is almost here, so we thought we’d get a list our of top 50 best selling titles for the year. And what an interesting list it is. With software, archival storage, scrapbooking papers, and the Unlock the Past guides all dominating the list.

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‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ is on Again (December 26 – January 1)

Boxing Day is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With this in mind, findmypast.co.uk and Genes Reunited will be taking part in this year’s Start Your Family Tree Week. From Boxing Day 2011 right through to New Year’s Day they will have special offers every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts and competitions.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – January 2012 Issue Out Now

Christmas time is approching, and for many that means a busy, busy Christmas Day, followed by some time off afterwards. My copy of the January 2012 Australian Family Tree Connections magazine has arrived just time for some holiday reading.

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Here’s my (Genealogy) Christmas Wish List For You

We all know Christmas is coming … though way too fast for many of us. But like it of not, it will be here very soon. I’d been wanting to write some kind of Christmassy post, but hadn’t decided what to so, until I stumbled upon a post today by Diane Lynn Tibert… and rather than ‘reinvent the wheel’ … I thought I’d share her (Genealogy) Christmas Wish List with you.

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