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Genealogy Certificate Course in Australian Records coming February

 A world leader in online genealogy certificate courses and distance education, the National Institute of Genealogical Studies method of study allows students to study at their own pace, at the time and place convenient for them. The Institute annouces that the new “Australian Records Certificate” is now available, and starts in 7 February 2011. Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →

Australian Medical Pioneers … when Leeches, Enemas & Forks Were the Cure

 One of Australia’s medical pioneers, Dr Bell was born in Ireland in 1815 and studied medicine in London, prior to arriving in Australia in 1839. Dr Bell became aware of the difficulty experienced by colonists in obtaining medical assistance in outlying areas. He wrote ‘The Settlers’ Guide’ to enable those in medical need to help themselves or others in times of difficulty. Continue reading →

“Inside History” … A New History and Genealogy Magazine for Australia and New Zealand

 I’m so excited to announce that Australia now has a brand new history and genealogy magazine. Called “Inside History” it was launched at Adelaide on Monday 8th November during the History and Genealogy Roadshow, and this is one stunning magazine!! Its 80 pages are packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on Australia and New Zealand’s varied history. Continue reading →