FREE Military Records on Ancestry Until Sunday April 29th

In honour of ANZAC Day, Ancestry.com.au are making it even easier to discover the military heroes in your family. Until Sunday 29th April you can access over 46 million military records from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada and the United States for FREE.

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A Few Highlights from SA’s About Time History Festival 2012

South Australia’s big history event (or should I say history MONTH), officially called the ‘About Time History Festival’ is being held throughout May 2012. From Victorian style funerals, to antique appraisals, even devonshire teas and discovering the meaning behind strained glass windows, and playing curator for a day, it’s all on in May!

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World War I titles on special

In commemoration of Anzac Day we have a selection of World War I titles on special. The books are 25% off and Data CDs at 50%.

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Wanted: Australia’s Missing Newspapers

Have you heard about the “Australian Newspaper Plan”? I’m guessing most of you said no, so I’m going to tell you about it. It is a collaborate project organised by the National Library of Australia in a bid to locate historical newspapers that are missing in their collection.

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 9 (Mar-Apr 2012) Out Now

Issue 9 of the Inside History Magazine is out now. Once again it contains an amazing mix of articles relating to the history of Australia and Australians. From reuniting a vintage baby photo with current reli’s, to how WDYTYA changed Shaun Micallef and his family. Discover why some WWI Anzac records are hard to find, and find Victorian goldfield treasures in places you may not think to look

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64 New Projects to Honour Australia’s War History

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants worth close to $170,000, will fund 64 projects across Australia will commemorate Australia’s wartime history and honour those who served, and continue to serve, Australia in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

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Season 4 Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, Starts March 27th

For those of you who’ve been hanging out for the new 4th season of Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show, it’s starting very soon … Tuesday March 27th, 7.30pm, SBSONE to be exact. Following the journey of six more Australian celebrities as they discover their history and where they came from. Those in this 4th series

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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – February 2012

Thanks for the feedback on last month’s Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. I’m glad you liked it, and that you found it informative. So, that brings us to my second Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. This one covering news etc from February 2012. It’s not meant to be comprehensive in anyway, but rather it is bits that I’ve recently come across and would like to share with you.

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Genealogy Collection to Clear

There is a tendency that once you get into genealogy, you’re hooked for life … but just now and then you do come across someone who has done their research and is ready to move on to something else, and in dong so would like to reclaim the space in their house that genealogy took over by clearing their collection of genealogy books, CDs and associated items.

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Highlight: Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource

Sewerage is not something we associate with our ancestors, nor is it a resource that most people have high on their list for checking. But, read this book, and you will be convinced that is really sewerage records really are “an untapped magnificent resource”, and their value to family and local history research will be changed forever.

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History around the Bombing of Darwin

On the 19th of February 1942 an event occurred which changed Australia forever. Australia was bombed by enemy forces at Darwin. Last weekend was the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

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South Australian BDM Indexes Now Online

The South Australian BDM Indexes are now online. Last year there was rumours of them coming, and now they’re here. This is BIG, BIG news for everyone with family connections to South Australia … and they’re free to search.

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Run Your Digger Disks on Windows 7 64-bit

It has been a known fact that sadly the Australian ‘Digger’ disks will not work on Vista 64-bit, and Windows 7 64-bit computers, which comes as a rude shock to those who have just upgraded their computer, and paid hundreds of dollars for these CDs to find out. Well, we finally have some good news. Here’s how to get them working …

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