Free Access to the 1911 Canadian Census (until 4th July)

To celebrate Canada’s 143rd birthday, Ancestry.ca is making available the 1911 Canadian Census records free of charge through July 4, 2010 …

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Who Do You Think You Are Goes Global

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has grown from a one-off series to a global phenomenon, and has been instrumental in making family history an accepted modern-day hobby …

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For Sale: Carrier for Film or Fiche Reader

From time to time apart from our regular genealogy products, we sell off secondhand machines. Previously we have sold off some of our own book scanners when we’ve upgraded to newer models and we’ve also had some microfiche readers that someone no longer had use for. If you have either a Kodak or Konica film or fiche reader, and want a bargain then keep on reading …

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GEDCOM … What is it? and why is it important?

Having worked in the genealogy industry for many years now, I come across many people who have often heard of ‘GEDCOM’, but really don’t know what it is, how it works or understand the importance of it. These are points that I wish to briefly cover here …

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Who Do You Think You Are? (US version)

The popularity of genealogy seems to continue to grow, and this is partly to do with the popularity of TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”. Lisa Kudrow, executive producer of the the US version, and also a star in the show, has brought the “Who Do You Think You Are” progam to the United States. “Who Do You Think You Are” (US version) premiers in Australia on Wednesday 28th April, 9.30pm, Channel 9.

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Online Genealogy Courses for Everyone

Are you looking to increase your genealogy knowledge without leaving home? Why not try an online genealogy course. There has been two major places offering online genealogy courses, GenClass and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. As of January 1st 2010, they have now merged and offer over 170 courses …

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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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Keeping Up with Genealogy Happenings Using Social Media

The whole social media scene is something that we ventured into during 2009. If you’re new to it, it is rather scary … posts, followers, tweets, fans … what is everyone on about?

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New Genealogy and History product additions – 26 February 2010

Australia Log of Logs Volume 2 – I. Nicholson – $69.95 A catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all other forms of voyage narratives from 1788 to 1993, relating to Australia and New Zealand and the surrounding seas and oceans. With a separate index to authors of private journals & diaries. Of great […]

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Genealogy and History Additions – 5 February 2010

Australia Chiefs of the Australian Army: Higher Command of the Australian Military Forces 1901-1914 – J. Wood – $45.00 ‘The Chiefs’ tells the remarkable story of the talented, dedicate, and now little known, generals who led and shaped the Australian Army in its challenging formative years. Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to […]

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Genealogy and History Additions – 29 January 2010

Australia A Thousand Men at War: A History of the 2/16th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF – M. Uren – $50.00 First published in 1959, this book can still educate younger generations about the sacrifices of their forbears, bringing to life what the 2/16th lived through in those dark years of 1939-1945. Queensland Commonwealth Electoral Roll […]

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Genealogy and History Additions – 15 January 2010

  Australia Anzac Book 1916 – DATA CD – $23.50 ‘The Anzac Book’ contains a range of interesting information, such as: the Landing at Gallipoli, Glimpses of Anzac, Army Biscuits and the Book of Anzac Chronicles. Illustrations and photographs of different aspects and experiences of the war and the battle at Gallipoli are also included. […]

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