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About Alona Tester


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Alona Tester has written 699 articles so far, you can find them below.


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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Heritage Scrapbooking – 1944

A photo or two, some paper and accessories, and it is truly amazing what someone can come up with. This page uses some papers that are available through Gould Genealogy.

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51 Links for Australian Military History and Research

The interest in Australian military history and research continues to grow at an astonishing rate, and with it comes the availability more resources online. I kept coming across a number of smaller, but very useful and fascinating military websites, so I started to compile them into a list. So the 51 links listed here for Australian Military History and Research, is my list to far.

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Family Tree Maker User Groups in Australia – UPDATED

If you are new to Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it efficiently. Here’s a list of the User Groups around Australia.

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Gould Genealogy Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

The management and staff at Gould Genealogy & History would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

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New Books from Unlock the Past – November 2011

2011 has been a busy year for the Unlock the Past team. Along with four History & Genealogy Expos, and two History & Genealogy Cruises, they’ve produced another 11 books this year, including two in November 2011. It is these two new books that I wanted to let tell you about …

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