New Australian Genealogy Records Online – September 2010

Looking for new records to search? Online? Well, load up your computer, and get browsing, as there is a whole heap of new Australian genealogy records which have recently made it online, just waiting for you to search.

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‘City of Adelaide’ Clipper to Return from Scotland

At 145 years old, the City of Adelaide is the oldest surviving clipper. After making 23 voyages from London to South Australia in the 1800s, the ship has been sitting in Scotland in a shipyard for years. It is now set to make its way back to South Australia one more time – this for for good.

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‘Scots in Geelong and District to 1860′ an Award Winner

The “Scots in Geelong and District to 1860″ CD-ROM produced by Pam Jennings and Susie Zada, has WON the “Best Community Research, Registers and Records” category in the Victorian Community History Awards

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R.I.P. Marianne Eastgate MA (Hons) Dip FHS

The sad news of Marianne’s passing, has been forwarded on to us from Rosemary Kopittke at the Queensland Family History Society. As she knew Marianne very well, it was appropriate that she write a few words …

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NSW History CD Highlights

There are literally thousands of data CDs available to aid researchers with their research. Here are just a few that relate specifically to New South Wales, its people and its history.

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Upgrading Your Trial findmypast.com.au Subscription to a Paid Subscription

Australia’s new findmypast.com.au website offers a 24 hour free trial, which allows you to try it out before subscribing. You can then convert this to a paid subscription or, renew a lapsed paid subscription, but you will need to follow the following steps …

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More Australian History News – August 2010

Another fortnight brings yet more news from primarily regional (but not exclusively) Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia …

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SA 175 Years – History Grants Up For Grabs

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the foundation of South Australia. To help commemorate this significant event the South Australian Government is offering grants to assist community groups to acknowledge this important milestone.

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Queensland Family History Society Book, now an Award Winner

The 2010 winners of the National Trust Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award were announced on 26 Aug 2010. Top honours with the ‘Gold Award’ in the Community category was taken out by Qld Family History Society for their publication ‘Queensland Founding Families’ through its exploration of the history of families living in Queensland prior to Separation …

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Australia’s Saint: Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop’s canonisation will be featured on Foxtel’s History Channel. The station has commissioned a new documentary “Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians” to commemorate the historic canonisation of the revered nun in Rome on October 17. Hosted by Alan Jones, the hour long special will premier on Sunday October 10, at 7pm.

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Australian History News – August 2010

Continuing on in my update of news from primarily regional (but not exclusively) 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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AFFHO Family History Awards

The winners of the AFFHO Nick Vine Hall Award 2010 have been announced. These are awarded to Groups or Societies to encourage them to promote family history through journals and newsletters …

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Australian History News – July 2010

Social media seems to be the dominant theme through the latest news, with new new blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages from groups. It is great to see them embracing the newer means of communications that people are wanting (and sometimes expecting).

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