Highlight: The Battle of Vinegar Hill: Australia’s Irish Rebellion, 1804

Among the many Irish criminals transported were those whose crimes were political. The resentment of these Irish political convicts ran deep. This was largely due to the lack of official records, which caused injustice and confusion over the lengths of their sentences. ‘The Battle of Vinegar Hill’ is the story of botched, mini-rebellions failed escape attempts, mutiny, conspiracies, betrayals and personal tragedy.

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Australian History and Genealogy Events 2011-12 Brought to you by Unlock the Past

During 2010 our sister company, Unlock the Past embarked on bringing a number of history and genealogy events to people throughout Australia and New Zealand. Let me tell you what is coming in 2011 and 2012 …

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Highlight: Family History on the Cheap

‘Family History on the Cheap’ highlights numerous tips and tricks for how to get the most from research trips to archives, libraries, family history and local historical societies, visits to relatives, social networking sites, commercial websites and of course, Google.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – February 2011 Issue Out Now

With the arrival of the February issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, 2011 is reminding us that the year is already flying by. With Christmas and new year holidays over, and the kids are now back to school, sit down with a cup of coffee and the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

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2000 Archive Digital Books CDs Discounted 50% for February

We are having a BIG SALE, and almost all of the 2000 Archive CD Books Australia / Archive Digital Books Australasia products are discounted by 50% for the whole of February. So now is a great time to grab yourself a bargain.

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Online Australian Genealogy Courses Start Feb 7th

Christmas and New year are over, the kids are back at school, so why not do something for yourself, and expand your knowledge on Australian records to a greater extent, by taking a online genealogy course?

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Australia Day Heritage: Meet Isaac Richardson, Labourer, Swing Rioter and Convict

As a way to help celebrate our Australian heritage on Australia Day, fellow Aussie genealogy blogger TwigsOfYore, has suggested a theme of finding a document relating to your earliest Australian ancestor and writing about it. So let me introduce you to my great-great-great-great grandpa Isaac Richardson.

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Find Your Convict Ancestors Online for FREE

To celebrate Australia Day Ancestry.com.au are giving you FREE, unlimited access to the 2.3 million convicts records that they have online. Records such as Passenger Lists from the First Fleet, Muster rolls and Registers of Pardons dating back to 1788 are all there. Be quick, you only have FREE access until 31 January.

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Inside History – Issue 2 (Jan-Feb 2011) Out Now

The newest history and genealogy magazine for the Australian and New Zealand market was launched in November 2010, and has received rave reviews. Released bi-monthly, Issue 2 has just hit the shelves and provides yet another great read for all with Australian history and genealogy interests.

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New History & Genealogy Titles – 14 January 2011

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. New products come in the Australia, England, Wales, Scotland, Scrapbooking & Software categories.

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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.

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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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