Victorian Local History Grants Help 81 Community Groups

81 community groups across Victoria will share in $355,000 in grants from the Victorian Government to help record and preserve their local history stories and share them with future generations.

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Australian History News – June 2011

June has been a busy month for Australian history news … we have everything from historic clocks and fountains, to new archives and museums opening, a request to help identify photos, and more award winning museums.

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Australian Genealogy and Historical Society Journals on CD-ROM

Society journals are a fabulous source of historical information. Not only do they have articles on family histories, and local history, but also photographs, book reviews, shipping lists, cemetery records, news about the Society, as members interest lists and so much more. Archive Digital Books Australasia have digitised a number of journals from Australian Genealogy and Historical Societies …

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Victorian Community History Awards 2011

Entries for the 13th Victorian Community History Awards are now open. This is an opportunity for your Society, Group or other community organisation (or yourself as an individual) that is involved in preserving Victoria’s history and heritage, to be involved and receive some recognition for your efforts.

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Highlight: Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book

Published in 1943 during WWII, the ‘Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book’ this pocket-sized, and designed to be carried everywhere, it provided Australian soldiers with a wide range of useful information. Arabic and Japanese words, first aid for gas injuries, signaling, conduct overseas …

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Calling all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations

This is a call to all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations. We’ve all been to events where you sign in, and get given your free goodie bag. The fun part is finding out all the stuff that’s included. The registration kit is an opportunity for vendors, authors and organisations in the genealogy or history community to get your product or services noticed by others …

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Now You Can Call Ancestry.com.au on Weekends

Ancestry.com.au wish to be there to help you, so they have increased the hours their expert advisers are available to take your calls. Their helpline will now be open 7 days a week.

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More New South Wales Records added to Ancestry.com.au

The quantity of Australian genealogy records online continues to grow, and Ancestry.com.au has contributed to that with their recent additions of destitute children from the Randwick Asylum and New South Wales Publicans’ Licences …

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Australian Family Tree Connections – June 2011 Issue Out Now

Winter is has arrived, which makes for a good time to sit in front of the heater (or fire) with a hot drink and the read the June issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine … Mining ancestors, photo collections, Clan MacThomas and more are all covered in this issue

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New South Wales BDM Registry Changes Search Options

News just in is that the NSW Registry has removed the wildcard search facility from the their interenet index search. This is bad news for all researchers, which of course includes family historians. Ann could be listed as Ann, Anne or Annie. With the wildcard the search provided a search for Ann* and it would bring up all possibilties …

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Australian History News – May 2011

It’s the end of May already, and as expected HEAPS of stuff has been happening in the genealogy and history scene around this country. This month we have snippets on the histories of water skiing and a hospital, repairs of pioneers graves, a colonial buildings exhibition, tours, school anniversaries, the opening of a new family history centre, reunions, and a new interest group … oh, and don’t forget the gold coins that have just been discovered.

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Obituaries Australia – A Genealogical Goldmine

Obituaries are a goldmine of information for genealogists, as they contain a wealth of information about your family. Obituaries Australia is a new website of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. These contain the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.

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Victorian Genealogy & History Highlights

Highlights from our Victorian Genealogy & History range of books, maps, CDs & Scrapbooking. Remember our great heritage with these.

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