Census, Census and more Censuses!!

There seems to be a lot of news about censuses (old and new ones) recently, the UK, Canada, the US and Australia too …

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Documents Online now available to library users at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Visitors to the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s premises in Melbourne, are in for a treat. Along with offering users access to Ancestry, FindMyPast, the OriginsNetwork and Burke’s Peerage and Gentry Online, they now offer free downloads from The National Archives (UK) Documents Online service.

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London Lives 1690 to 1800: Crime, Poverty and Social History

What was it like to live in the world’s first million person city … London? Crime, poverty, and illness; apprenticeship, work, politics and money; how people voted, lived and died; all this and more can be found in the documents on the newly released London Lives 1690-1800 website.

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FindMyPast.co.uk Offers Free Access During World Cup When England Plays

World Cup Soccer is no doubt dominating the world and TV screens at present, but for those not quite so obsessed with soccer – but more so with genealogy, FindMyPast.co.uk have an amazing offer of allowing users FREE ACCESS to their website whenever England is playing …

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Re-Activate Your Expired ScotlandsPeople Credits

Now this “IS” GREAT NEWS! ScotlandsPeople, Scotland’s premier online genealogy data website, would like to offer all customers who have existing credits in their account the opportunity to re-activate and use the credits at no cost through the use of a voucher code.

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Huge Newspaper Digitisation Project Announced by FindMyPast.co.uk

Nearly 40 million British newspaper pages covering three and a half centuries will be made available to search online over the next 10 years thanks to a huge new digitisation project between the British Library and brighsolid (parent company of FindMyPast.co.uk) …

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Researching Scottish Family History

There are numerous books available on researching your Scottish ancestry, but none quite like this one.

Chris Paton’s “Researching Scottish Family History” has made beginning your Scottish research less overwhelming, by keeping it simple, concise and providing plenty of website links.

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UK Historical maps to download or print

In only five years, Cassini Historical Maps have certainly become a leader in the field of historical UK mapping. Having only started in 2005 the company which already offered a large choice of options for maps now has added to their range with two new products: Downloadable Maps and also Create Your Own Large-Format Maps …

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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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National Burial Index 3rd Edition

Along with all the excitement and busyness of last weekend’s Who Do You Think You Are Live event in London, came the launch of the third edition of the long awaited National Burial Index for England and Wales …

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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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New Genealogy and History product additions – 19 February 2010

Australia Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death – P. Stanley – $35.00 In the hands of Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s leading military historians, a famous battlefield in France becomes unforgettably connected with Australian men and their families in the long aftermath of the Great War. Capital: Melbourne When it Was the […]

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