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About Alona Tester


Website: http://www.gould.com.au
Alona Tester has written 645 articles so far, you can find them below.


The War Graves Photographic Project Needs Volunteers in Australia

Can you imagine being able to see a photograph of a grave of a relative who died at war? Particularly when there is no chance of being able to visit the burial place. The aim of The War Graves Photographic Project is to photograph every war grave of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a searchable database. But now they’re asking for Australians to help out …

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Australian Convict Heritage Saved at the Parramatta Female Factory

In January I did a post asking people to sign a petition to help save Parramatta’s Historic Female Factory. Now we finally have some good news for you. The Parramatta Advertiser has reported ‘a victory for supporters of the historic Female Factory’.

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New Zealand Military Records Now Online

The world of online genealogy data keeps growing at an unbelievable rate, and it is good to see some New Zealand content being added on as well. Ancestry has just uploaded a heap of new military records for New Zealand, which is perfect timing to be up in time for ANZAC Day.

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For The Record – Paper Loft’s New Family Tree Range of Scrapbooking Products

As far as family tree scrapbooking ranges go, Paper Loft’s “For the Record” range is seriously one of the best around … and easily the best that is currently available. Scrapbooking and family history do go together so well, as once you have done you research, it is really nice to present it in some way. With this range you you really a case of filling in the blanks …

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About Time: South Australia’s History Festival is on in May 2011

South Australia’s History Week has grown from being a week long celebration to now encompass a full month. That month being May 1-31. And that’s not the only change, HistorySA have also renamed the event to About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.

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Australia’s Census 2011

The Australian census will be taken on Tuesday 9 August 2011. Australians will again have the choice to have their personal information stored for 99 years. To have your information saved you must say YES to question 60.

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Your Family History – Issue 102 (April 2011) is Out Now

Your Family History Issue 102s is packed with useful hints and tips to help you discover the easy ways to trace family heirlooms and see if there’s a titled connection in your family tree. The noble theme continues through our special royalty feature, looking at fascinating accounts of royal weddings and we discover how your ancestors would have celebrated. The occupations series continues as we delve into the dangerous occupation of mining and the records that survive for tracing family.

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1 Million New Cambridgeshire Records Go Online

Here’s some exciting news for researchers looking for reli’s in Cambridgeshire. Findmypast.co.uk have just added over 1 million new parish records for Cambridgeshire online. The vast quantity of records and the wide date range they cover, make them a hugely valuable resource for family historians.

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Tasmanian Convict Sites Collect Memories in Australian Heritage Week 2011

Do you have photos, diaries, letters, stories or oral histories relating to our major convict heritage sites in Tasmania that you would like to share? If you do, you are invited to attend events at the Tasmanian World Heritage-listed Convict Sites to celebrate Australian Heritage Week.

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More Free RootsMagic Classes Online

Easy-to-use, yet with a lot of features that many might not use to their full potential, the publishers of RootsMagic have decided to offer some online webinar courses for you to help you gain more from your program.

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ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

The “Anzac Day Blog Challenge” has been issued. This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch. Do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.

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iFamily for Leopard now Updated

First released in October 2006, the Mac genealogy software program ‘iFamily for Leopard’ has proven itself to be one of the stayers. This program has just released a new version which updates it to version 2.522.

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Your Family History – Issue 101 (Spring 2011) is Out Now

This issue of ‘Your Family History’ gives readers a definitive guide to marriage records and concentrates on the latest, most accurate ways to search these vital resources … and they’ve not limited it to just English records either – there are updates on the best ways to search Scottish and Irish weddings as well!

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