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About Alona Tester


Website: http://www.gould.com.au
Alona Tester has written 647 articles so far, you can find them below.


Victorian Community History Awards 2011

Entries for the 13th Victorian Community History Awards are now open. This is an opportunity for your Society, Group or other community organisation (or yourself as an individual) that is involved in preserving Victoria’s history and heritage, to be involved and receive some recognition for your efforts.

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A Treasure Trove of Ship Passenger Records Go Online

Passenger lists are a treasure of information for historians, and online UK family history website GenesReunited has just put 1.1 million page images of ship passenger lists (listing 24 million passengers) online. The lists include people onboard ships departing British ports for long-distance voyages across the world from 1890 to 1960.

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Cyndi’s List Launches a New Website

Cyndi’s List is the Mega Site of genealogy gateway sites. With over 300,000 links and growing daily it is THE place to start. Cyndi’s List has just had a major upgrade, so if you haven’t visited the Cyndi’s List website recently, it’s time for a revisit!

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Highlight: Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book

Published in 1943 during WWII, the ‘Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book’ this pocket-sized, and designed to be carried everywhere, it provided Australian soldiers with a wide range of useful information. Arabic and Japanese words, first aid for gas injuries, signaling, conduct overseas …

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Calling all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations

This is a call to all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations. We’ve all been to events where you sign in, and get given your free goodie bag. The fun part is finding out all the stuff that’s included. The registration kit is an opportunity for vendors, authors and organisations in the genealogy or history community to get your product or services noticed by others …

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Guild of One-Name Studies has a Special Offer for New Members

The Guild of One-Name Studies is offering new members a very special deal of extended membership. The offer is available to all who attend the upcoming Yorkshire Family History Fair being held in York (yes, in England), on Saturday 25th June. It is also being offered to those who cannot attend through their website for a limited time.

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Got Genealogy News? Let us Know!

We’d like to help get your news out there. So if you, or any organisation (society, museum, archive, online data provider) wishes us to help spread the word about anything genealogy related, please send an email to me at news@gould.com.au.

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Now You Can Call Ancestry.com.au on Weekends

Ancestry.com.au wish to be there to help you, so they have increased the hours their expert advisers are available to take your calls. Their helpline will now be open 7 days a week.

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More New South Wales Records added to Ancestry.com.au

The quantity of Australian genealogy records online continues to grow, and Ancestry.com.au has contributed to that with their recent additions of destitute children from the Randwick Asylum and New South Wales Publicans’ Licences …

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Ask Away on #AskArchivists Day on 9 June 2011

Thursday June 9, 2011 is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter, which is being held to coincide with International Archives Day. On that day everybody can ask questions to archivists in the world on Twitter. The Twitter event is an international happening, so every archive and archivist in the world can take part.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – June 2011 Issue Out Now

Winter is has arrived, which makes for a good time to sit in front of the heater (or fire) with a hot drink and the read the June issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine … Mining ancestors, photo collections, Clan MacThomas and more are all covered in this issue

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New South Wales BDM Registry Changes Search Options

News just in is that the NSW Registry has removed the wildcard search facility from the their interenet index search. This is bad news for all researchers, which of course includes family historians. Ann could be listed as Ann, Anne or Annie. With the wildcard the search provided a search for Ann* and it would bring up all possibilties …

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Australian History News – May 2011

It’s the end of May already, and as expected HEAPS of stuff has been happening in the genealogy and history scene around this country. This month we have snippets on the histories of water skiing and a hospital, repairs of pioneers graves, a colonial buildings exhibition, tours, school anniversaries, the opening of a new family history centre, reunions, and a new interest group … oh, and don’t forget the gold coins that have just been discovered.

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