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Inside History Magazine – Issue 25 (Nov-Dec 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine - 2014-11 Inside History Magazine Issue 25 has hit the newsagent shelves and the letterbox of subscribers, and it is another bumper issue. New online resources, dating photos from hairstyles, the Trove campaign and HUGE givewaways are the highlights of this issue. Readers will find out about the latest free online resources and tools. Jayne Shrimpton world-renowned for photo dating, enlightens readers on how to use hairstyles to help date a photograph. Continue reading →

Inside History Magazine – Issue 24 (Sep-Oct 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine - 2014-09 Inside History Magazine’s issue 24 is out now, and it is another cover-to-cover read. This issue overs DNA testing, top 50 genealogy blogs, choosing genealogy software, getting clues in photographs from millinery, the latest news on the Sydney’s archaeology digs. And don’t forget to enter their competition to win the chance to see your ancestor on the front cover of a upcoming issue … Continue reading →

New Books from Unlock the Past: Baptist History and Migration to New Zealand

Print In between attending (and organising) numerous events, the team at Unlock the Past have finalised two new guide books. These new books cover Australian Baptist history and how you can use those records to your advantage as a researcher, and also migration to New Zealand, which many will find useful to help find and understand the records available for those who migrated there. Continue reading →

Unlock the Past Cruise T-shirts Available to Order

Cruise-t-shirt-set 2 510 It’s that time again. Yes, there’s another Unlock the Past cruise not that far away, so it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These are not an item that we stock, so they’re not generally available. And we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy (and exclusive, did I mention exclusive as you can’t get these anywhere else) Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your order in now. Continue reading →

Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!!

Australian BDM Digger CDs “Arrgh help! My Digger disks won’t work on my new computer.” This is something I’ve heard many, many times over the past few years. With Windows 7 the software changed, but the Digger disks were never updated to cope with this, or with Windows 8. While there have been some work-arounds, seriously, for most of them you’d need to be an IT technical engineer to get it up and running. At least until now … Continue reading →

On This Day … 5 March 1873

 Today we’re taking a look at the New South Wales Police Gazette dated 5 March 1873 – that’s 141 years ago today! And I’ve chosen a few articles to highlight from it. Anyone who is familiar with the police gazettes will know the amazing collection of articles/events that are mentioned throughout each issue – much of which you won’t find reported elsewhere, so my hard part is choosing what to include from the 8 pages in this issue. Continue reading →

Inside History Magazine – Issue 20 (Jan-Feb 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine - 2014-01 Summer in Australia is the time for sports. And you couldn’t get a better way to start Inside History Magazine “sports issue” than by featuring Don Bradman on the cover. Readers will get to explore Melbourne’s tennis heritage, you’ll find our discover your ancestor in sport club archives, read about the upcoming NSW football history resource, and readers taken on a tour of Sir Don Bradman’s boyhood home. Continue reading →