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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.


Heritage Scrapbooking – Remember Joseph Coates

Preserve the history of your ancestors with heritage scrapbooking. Start with a photo of your relative, add some background papers, a few embellishments, and a little anecdotal information … and waalaa … a page of your ancestor has been created.

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findmypast.co.uk Announces Plans to Digitise 8 Million Manchester Records

For those with family connections to Manchester in Lancashire, England … get ready to be inundated with another 8 million records coming online from the Manchester Archives …

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How to Get Started on Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. If you’re not sure of just how to get started, keep reading …

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Heritage Scrapbooking – Once Upon a Time

Heritage scrapbooking is the perfect way to enhance your old photos and memoirs, and here is just one example …

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Genealogy & History News – it’s our Blogiversary

Can you believe that our Genealogy & History News is having it’s first Blogiversary today? No, I couldn’t either …

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The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many to be the “top of the line” in genealogy software. But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. For TMG users who need some help, or just wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups.

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Australian History News – September 2010

So here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

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850,000 Devon Parish Records go Online at FindMyPast.co.uk

esearching your Devon ancestors has just got a whole lot easier, with leading family history website findmypast.co.uk having just added an impressive 857,603 new Devon parish register records to their website. Supplied by the Devon Family History Society, you can search for baptisms, marriages and burials …

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Richmond River Historical Society wins the ABC Regional Museums Award

Now in its third year, the 2010 Regional Museums Award attracted just over 100 entries from museums in every Australian state and territory. Richmond River Historical Society – based in Lismore, New South Wales – has won the ABC Regional Museums Award in Australia.

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Volunteers Needed for Unlock the Past Events

Do you want FREE ADMISSION to the coming Sydney Expo and/or the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand? With two events coming up, Unlock the Past have put the call out for local volunteers who might like to help out. By doing so, you not only get free admission to the event, but also you will get to sit in on a whole days worth of talks also for free.

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Season 3 Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, Coming Soon

The BIG news just announced is that Who Do You Think You Are?: Australian Edition Season 3 will begin screening on SBS on Sunday the 28th of November. Following the lives of six more Australian celebrities, you will be able to watch each, as they are taken on a journey to find their roots!!

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UK Prison Hulk Records 1802-1849 now online

Ancestry continues to expand their collection, and have now added the UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 to their collection of online data. The series contains a letter book relating to the establishment of hulks written from 1847-1849 and the registers of prisoners on 19 different hulks between 1802-1849

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Circus History: the St Leon Troupe on YouTube – 1959 footage

Mark St Leon, Australia’s premier circus historian has advised us of some rare footage of the “St Leon Troupe” that has just come to light, which he has now put on to YouTube.

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