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Alona Tester has written 700 articles so far, you can find them below.


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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British Newspaper Archive Website Goes Live

The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) is now live. That’s right! 3,000,000+ pages on British newspapers are online, searchable and ready o be swamped with search requests from genealogists and historians.

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Submissions for the ‘History and Genealogy 2012′ Handbook Close December 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, and 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Unlock the Past team are needing to finalise the content that will be in the next edition of their “History and Genealogy 2012″ Handbook. December 15th is the cut-off date for articles to be submitted, while December 31st is the final date for adverts and vouchers, and any Directory updates.

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“Your Community Heritage program” grants applications now open

Applications are now open for the Your Community Heritage program, which is Government initiative to support community heritage across Australia. This is an Australia-wide offer aimed at organisations preserving Australia’s heritage.

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Submissions for the “Families of the Echuca and Moama Districts” Book

The Echuca-Moama Family History Group are compiling a new volume in their “Families of the Echuca and Moama Districts” series, and are now taking submissions for their 4th volume.

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 7 (Nov-Dec 2011) Out Now

If you have a passion for history and/or genealogy in Australia or New Zealand, grab a copy of Inside History Magazine Issue 7 (Nov-Dec 2011). This is a magazine you will read from cover-to-cover. With articles such as preservation, cemetery flowers, apps, key events in history, and Maria Island as a start …

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Family Historian Version 5 is Coming Soon

Calico Pie, the publisher’s of Family Historian, the UK’s leading genealogy software program, have just announced that Family Historian version 5 is coming soon. The new version is due for release in February 2012, but thanks to a Christmas offer, anyone who buys Family Historian 4 now will get a free upgrade to version 5 when released.

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It’s a Big Week for Irish Genealogy

It’s not even the end of the week, but it’s been a BIG week for Irish Genealogy!! Why you ask?? Simple … two major new books relating to Irish genealogy have just been released, and we have both in stock now.

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Highlight: Storm: An Australian Town and World War I

For a highlight this week we’ve chosen to highlight a book that has just been released, which tells the story of the men and women from Kapunda, South Australia who volunteered for the Australian Army in World War I. ‘Storm’ is very timely with Remembrance Day later this week.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – November 2011 Issue Out Now

Along with the beginning of a new month, comes the November issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections Magazine. Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2011, so it seems apt that a military theme runs throughout this November issue.

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Give Away: 20 Years of the Society of Genealogists “Genealogists’ Magazine”

The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is a UK-based society founded in 1911. As do most Societies, it has a quarterly journal. The “Genealogists’ Magazine” was first produced in 1925, and is STILL produced today. We have been fortunate enough to be asked to find 20 years of this exclusive magazine a good new home.

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Kiva and the ‘Genealogists for Families’ Project

Genealogists are known for their generosity with time, advice, look-ups and sharing information. Now thanks to an initiative of Australian genealogist, Judy Webster, we all have another way to share. She’s created the ‘Genealogists for Families’ Project through Kiva, which helps those in need with small loans.

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Millions of Irish Prison Registers Go Online

For the many people who are researching Irish heritage … if you have convicts or criminals in your family, it just a whole lot easier, thanks to Findmypast.ie putting over 4 million Irish Prison Records online.

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