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About Alona Tester


Website: http://www.gould.com.au
Alona Tester has written 700 articles so far, you can find them below.


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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Genealogy Collection to Clear

There is a tendency that once you get into genealogy, you’re hooked for life … but just now and then you do come across someone who has done their research and is ready to move on to something else, and in dong so would like to reclaim the space in their house that genealogy took over by clearing their collection of genealogy books, CDs and associated items.

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Highlight: Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource

Sewerage is not something we associate with our ancestors, nor is it a resource that most people have high on their list for checking. But, read this book, and you will be convinced that is really sewerage records really are “an untapped magnificent resource”, and their value to family and local history research will be changed forever.

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MyHeritage Now Offers DNA Testing to the Genealogy World

MyHeritage has over 62 million users worldwide, and apart with being a place to create your online trees, and network with others, MyHeritage now brings you DNA testing … and not just DNA testing, but DNA testing at affordable prices.

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South Australian BDM Indexes Now Online

The South Australian BDM Indexes are now online. Last year there was rumours of them coming, and now they’re here. This is BIG, BIG news for everyone with family connections to South Australia … and they’re free to search.

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Use RootsMagic 5 on your Mac or Linux Computer [VIDEO]

RootsMagic 5 is one of the most most popular genealogy programs available for PC. While recently browsing YouTube I found this video on how to use CrossOver which allows you to use RootsMagic on your Macintosh or Linux computers.

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13th Australasian Genealogy Congress – The Details

It’s February already, and as usual no-one knows how it got here so fast. One good thing about the year flying by is that it means that ‘Congress’ is not far away. For anyone who’s been involved in the Australasian genie field for a number of years, you’ll know that Congress is the BIG event held every three years. So here’s the details …

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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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