Victorian Historical Societies Recieve Awards

Congratulations are in order for several local Victorian Historical Societies, who were recently presented with the ‘Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award’ 2010 for their contribution to the preservation of historical records.

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Wrap-up of the FindMyPast talks in Australia

She came, she talked, she went – it really was a flying visit. So who am I talking about? Recently Gould Genealogy was privileged to have Elaine Collins from FindMyPast.co.uk come and visit … and we managed to get just a few pics in before she left as proof (but that’s later). Firstly the meetings […]

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Australian History News – May 2010

Last month I did a blog post relating to news from regional South Australian groups. I have now expanded this theme to cover any group, society, museum, archive throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us to make mention of, the others we have found …

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STOP PRESS – Just Released: New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903

BIG, BIG, NEWS!! The New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is now available CD-ROM You’re hearing this ‘almost’ first, we did give our Facebook fans a hint of what was coming a few days ago. And while the New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is the first, there are more Electoral Rolls to come … […]

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Jews of the Outback: Centenary of Jewish Life in Broken Hill

November 2010 is the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Broken Hill Synagogue in 1910. The Broken Hill Historical Society and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are jointly organising a full program
of Centenary celebrations and activities in Broken Hill …

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New Australian Genealogy Records Online – May 2010

While Australia is a little behind the rest of the world in online-genealogy content, it is coming bit-by-bit, and as some significant databases have gone online recently I thought I would make mention of it – just in case you missed them.

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Can You Help Identify this Paddlesteamer?

We have received the above photo, together with a request asking if we could help identify it … can you help out?

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A Request for Australian Soldier Diaries

Australian’s have stong military connections, with many having Boer War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam or other soldiers in their history. Our good friends at Regimental Books are doing great stuff to promote Australian military history. One of the really exciting projects that Regimental Books currently has on the go is their Online Soldier Diaries website …

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findmypast.com.au Announced at the NGS Conference

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: LEADING US, UK AND AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGY COMPANIES ANNOUNCE NEW VENTURE AT NGS CONFERENCE The following is a press release received today for “immediate release”: FamilyLink.com, Inc., findmypast.co.uk and Gould Genealogy & History announce agreement Findmypast.co.uk to take over worldvitalrecords.com.au Australian online service will be relaunched as findmypast.com.au supported by Gould Genealogy & History […]

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25 April 2010 – My ANZAC Tribute

During World War I the legend of ANZAC became the proud possession of all in the AIF and most Australians. Since then, the anniversary of 25 April 1915 has been commemorated each year as ANZAC Day. For today’s post, I would like to introduce you to my Great Grandpa … Otto Rafael Winter.

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History News – Regional South Australia, April 2010

Many of South Australia’s country regions have genealogy groups or historical societies which are set up to preserve the history of the town and pioneer settlers. This is a small post to keep you informed of some of the happenings in the country regions of South Australia …

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New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 19 March 2010

Australia As You Were 1946 – DATA CD – $19.50 This is “the first of a new series of post-war Service volumes which will provide a contemporary record of developments in the Australian Navy, Army, and Air Force”. The As You Were series completed the series of books produced during the Second World War by […]

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New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 12 March 2010

Australia Remember Them: A Guide to Victoria’s Wartime Heritage – G. Hutchinson – $39.95 This detailed and accessible guidebook shares the personal stories of the individuals honoured in 250 of Victoria’s key war memorials. Arranged geographically, with accompanying maps and photographs, this comprehensive book covers metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing a unique insight into […]

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