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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.


Share a Piece of Your Australian Heritage on Australia Day – 26 January 2011

To celebrate Australia Day this year, find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia, then answer three questions.

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Help Save Australia’s Convict Heritage, Sign the Petition Now

The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is the location of Australia’s first purpose built convict establishment for women and children. Despite this important history, the Precinct has not been recognised as a National Heritage site. The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association is preparing a national heritage listing application, and needs your help by signing a petition.

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Free RootsMagic Online Classes – Sign Up Now!!

RootsMagic is one world’s leading genealogy software programs. Easy-to-use, yet with a lot of features that many might not use to their full potential. So with a growing number of RootsMagic users worldwide, the publishers have decided to offer some online webinar courses for you to help you gain more from your program.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – January 2011 Issue Out Now

The January 2011 issue of the ‘Australian Family Tree Connections’ magazine is out now, and as usual, contains an interesting mix of articles. From mining, to convicts, from emigrant ancestors to DNA tests … it’s worth a read!

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52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – the Series

You may or may have heard of the “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy” blogs throughout the year. Just in case you missed them, I have compiled them all here for you. Read, try, learn … and I guarantee that it’ll help your genealogy.

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‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ Commences on December 26th

The UK’s first ever Start Your Family Tree Week will be launched on December 26. Designed to encourage people to take the first steps in discovering their family history. There will be special offers and activities available every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts, competitions, and lots more …

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FamilySearch.org and FamilySearch Beta Merge

FamilySearch announced several major changes for its family history website, FamilySearch.org. Users will find millions of new records and images, over 40,000 helpful articles, over 100 interactive courses of instruction, and a forum to ask genealogy questions …

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RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.8 Available

The people at RootsMagic have just announed the latest update to their program. This update (version 4.0.9.8) adds several requested features and fixed a number of issues.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2 US version – Lineup Announced

Following on from the success of the first US season of Who Do You Think You Are?, the season two lineup of celebrities has just been announced by NBC.

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Gould Genealogy Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

The management and staff at Gould Genealogy would like to take this oppostunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Over Christmas and New Year our shop trading hours are: …

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Vote Now in Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

2010 is coming to the end and Family Tree Magazine has just announced the nominees for its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest. With so many good genealogy blogs around the people at Family Tree Magazine have managed to get their list down to 117. Now they’re wanting your help to narrow it down to the Top 40.

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Huge Tasmanian Convict Project is now Underway

A major new research project delves deep into the past. The secret lives of our Tasmanian convict ancestors are going to be revealed in a major new research project. A collaboration between demographers, historians, epidemiologists and genealogists. By examining birth, death and marriage records and other historical sources …

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Inside History – Issue 1 (Nov-Dec 2010) Out Now

Apart from it being very well presented, the Inside History magazine, is packed with terrific advice, research tips, interviews and more. Issue 1 includes articles on a family with 24,000 descendants, Perth’s 14th century church bells, the latest project on the First Fleet, Reg Sprigg a well-known Australia geologist … and so much more.

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