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Submissions for the ‘History and Genealogy 2012’ Handbook Close December 2011

 As 2011 draws to a close, and 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Unlock the Past team are needing to finalise the content that will be in the next edition of their “History and Genealogy 2012” Handbook. December 15th is the cut-off date for articles to be submitted, while December 31st is the final date for adverts and vouchers, and any Directory updates. Continue reading →

Highlight: Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850

 ‘Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850’ is a guide for genealogists and maritime historians wanting to know more about the movement of vessels. Covering the period 1627 -1850 it lists the arrivals and departures of ships of all kinds – explorers, sealers, whale ships, intercolonial and overseas traders, emigrant ships, naval ships, pleasure boats, fishing boats … Continue reading →

Highlight: New South Wales 1828 Census with data from Surviving Household Returns

 Did your family arrive in New South Wales in the early 1800s? Have you looked for them on the Census? This really is an important record for anyone who had family in New South Wales in 1828 or earlier, as this is the ONLY surviving census for New South Wales. It is not widely known that the original ‘household returns’ survive for a quarter of the population in the New South Wales 1828 census. Continue reading →

Inside History – Issue 5 (Jul-Aug 2011) Out Now

 Into Australian history or Australian genealogy? If you answered Yes, to either of those, you should be reading this magazine. The July-August edition (issue 5) of this bi-monthly magazine has just been released. In it you’ll find the following: articles about dating old photos, tips for tracing Chinese ancestors, Friendly Societies, and as our Australian Census is coming up in August, a Census special. Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →