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About Alona Tester


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Alona Tester has written 701 articles so far, you can find them below.


Trove Update: More Historic Australian Newspapers Added

The National Library of Australia’s digitised newspaper collection ranks up there as one of the most important resources available online for historians and genealogists researching Australian history and people. This spectacular collection continues to grow each month, with more years, and new papers being continuously added …

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Australian Family Tree Connections – May 2011 Issue Out Now

It’s time to turn the calendar over as May has now arrived, and with it comes the new issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine. In this new issue you will discover the real history behind our mother’s or grandmother’s aprons, and I bet you’ll be surprised.

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National Library of Australia eResources Card

What does a National Library of Australia eResources card do? Having one of funky little cards allows you to not only request collection items for use onsite in the NLA reading rooms, but also (and more importantly) it gives you access to a wide selection of resources that the NLA subscribes to. These allow you to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, newspapers, websites and guides.

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Announcing Unlock the Past’s History & Genealogy New South Wales Expo (Coffs Harbour)

The first of four Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo’s this year will be held in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. This is going to be a major history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Coffs Harbour, but for much of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

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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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