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Alona Tester has written 645 articles so far, you can find them below.


Ancestry.com.au Brings Family History to Life for Australian Kids

Created by leading family history experts, Ancestry.com.au, has just launched My Place in History. This is a free web-based educational program designed for teachers to assist them in teaching their students about family history. The program brings family history right into the classroom of Australian primary schools by placing the child’s family history at the centre of the learning experience.

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12 “Must-Visit” FREE Websites for Researching Australian Genealogy

The interest in genealogy is constantly growing, and with it comes the availability of more records … mostly online. Here is a list of ‘must-visit’ sites for those who are reseaching Australians. Newspapers, convicts, cemeteries, military records, photographs, shipping records and more are all available online and for FREE.

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The Ryerson Index Makes an Appeal to Australian Local Groups

The Ryerson Index is a website with over 2,800,000 death, funeral, probate and obituary notices from Australian newspapers. The Ryerson Index team have now put the call out to Family History or Local History Societies who are interested in indexing the notices from their local paper, can you help?

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Highlight: The Battle of Vinegar Hill: Australia’s Irish Rebellion, 1804

Among the many Irish criminals transported were those whose crimes were political. The resentment of these Irish political convicts ran deep. This was largely due to the lack of official records, which caused injustice and confusion over the lengths of their sentences. ‘The Battle of Vinegar Hill’ is the story of botched, mini-rebellions failed escape attempts, mutiny, conspiracies, betrayals and personal tragedy.

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Australian History and Genealogy Events 2011-12 Brought to you by Unlock the Past

During 2010 our sister company, Unlock the Past embarked on bringing a number of history and genealogy events to people throughout Australia and New Zealand. Let me tell you what is coming in 2011 and 2012 …

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Scottish 1911 Census to go Online in April 2011

Scottish researchers clear the calendar for April 2011, because as of the 5th of April, I guarantee that you’ll be spending it glued to your computer, checking out the (then) newly-released Scottish 1911 Census online.

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Please Support Cyndi’s List

As a genealogist, can you imagine life without Cyndi’s List? Do you think you’d be able to find many of the links that her website has, without it? She has made the life of everyone who uses her website that much easier … and now she needs our help, so please support Cyndi’s List.

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Watch Who Do You Think You Are? (US) Season 2 Online [VIDEO]

For fans of Who Do You Think our Are? (the US edition), you can now tune in to them online. Episode 1 featuring Vanessa Williams is available to watch online until 18 September 2011.

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Discover History with the National Trust (UK) Android App

If you love history, and live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or are just visiting, and fancy a day out discovering, and are wondering where to go? The National Trust in the UK has just released an app that you can download for FREE for your Android phone.

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Highlight: Family History on the Cheap

‘Family History on the Cheap’ highlights numerous tips and tricks for how to get the most from research trips to archives, libraries, family history and local historical societies, visits to relatives, social networking sites, commercial websites and of course, Google.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – February 2011 Issue Out Now

With the arrival of the February issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, 2011 is reminding us that the year is already flying by. With Christmas and new year holidays over, and the kids are now back to school, sit down with a cup of coffee and the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

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‘Families’ is now an App for Android

Families app is an app that is already available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but has just been released for Android. It works in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree, allowing your to view, edit, and sync back your complete tree at any time.

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FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

Wow, what a way to start the year! FamilySearch have just announced another 90 million records have gone online. That is 90 MILLION records people … records that were not online even a month ago!!

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