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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 →

Inside History – Issue 4 (May-Jun 2011) Out Now

 Issue 4 of Inside History magazine has just hit the shelves, and in this May/June edition you’ll find: that we celebrate Australia’s first superstar – Dame Nellie Melba! Learn how to find an elusive maiden name, discover how to get more out of death certificates, and we find out that state teachers’ records can be a genealogy goldmine, and read about the mythical monsters that scared our ancestors silly … Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →