Comments for Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:43:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on Family Tree Maker and Another Bombshell Announcement by Lance http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/family-tree-maker-another-bombshell-announcement/#comment-891592 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:43:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19113#comment-891592 Great news for FTM Users. I wish I had known earlier as I have just purchased another Genealogy program and because when to create a GEDCOM file with FTM it doesn’t transfer Media which is disappointing. I still haven’t copied all my photos so will now stop and will continue using FTM if we are going to get the support.

One suggestion – Please make available on future updates that GEDCOM will transfer Media Files also.

Thank you

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Comment on UTAS Offers a FREE Online “Writing Family History” Course by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/10/utas-offers-a-free-online-writing-family-history-course/#comment-891496 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:31:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18683#comment-891496 Hi Christine, the UTAS website are running this course again, and their website has the date of 31 October 2016 as to when their next intake is on. For all the relevant information (including contact details, and enrollment info), visit their website http://www.utas.edu.au/arts/writing-family-history.

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Comment on UTAS Offers a FREE Online “Writing Family History” Course by Christine Engel http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/10/utas-offers-a-free-online-writing-family-history-course/#comment-891458 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:54:52 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18683#comment-891458 Last week I learned of your course and now feel totally disappointed to know it ended January 31. Are you offering again during 2016? I began looking into family history in 1986 when my 6 year old son said his teacher wanted to make a family tree for classroom. I went into NSW State Library and was asked to wait for a librarian at a large table covered in early newspapers.To my amazement I recognised two names at the edge of a page: Engel – Diehl. I’d sat down in front of the wedding announcement of my grgrandparents :John Alexander Engel and Josephine Diehl. That day two sparks ignited in my heart. One was to know John and Josephine. The other was to know all my Ancestors as I sensed their story was a link to help me complete a sense of belonging which I’d never known. Since then numerous coincidence and curious happenings have followed my intermintent research. Generally I am spurred into action through interconnecting coincidence such as feeling at home in a strange place and years later finding family had lived their or relocating to an area to discover years before family also lived there. I knew my family stemed from Germany, France and Ireland but finding they came from England, British India, South Africa and New Zealand expanded my curiosity for history and other cultures and so began a steady sense of connection to world bigger than myself. Last evening I saw an advertisement of an actor playing an early settler. He asks to have his story told. This ad is accurate as when the door to family of yesterday opens it never closes. This is part of a poem I wrote years ago: ‘For a very long time they have waited in line. They have waited in line for a very long time: waiting for someone to wake, listen and call their names.’ Years of coincidence confirms that I do hear their chorus of voices but I cannot listen to all. I get overwhelmed with curiosity and excitement and have to stop. I need your course to established timeline boundaries and get the information idown and nto form. Part of my delima is the diversity of my family. One, a convict,worked for his ticket of freedom, gained land, ran away with another man’s wife. Their son married back into a link of the other family so created a very complex branch to family tree. Others were straight forward, well educated, progressive pioneers who raised families, built business and contributed to establishing a town. Two entered the establishing arenas of local and state politics. One received a medal from France for his invention of a railway tool. One disappeared, believed murdered, leaving his wife to raise their children which she did successfully. One jumped ship, married a free settler. They lived with first people until they built a house. Some were illiterate, failed to succeed and died impovished and separated from family. Others have large memorials. Two died inCallan Park. One death certificate records: died of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. The diversity takes me into many areas and I suspect it must mirror many families who established European settlement in Australia. I do tend to get a tad overwhelmed with the vast amounts of information now available. I need your writing family history course to establish timeline boundaries to write a document a gratitude to my Ancestors and a path of encouragement and strength for myself and my descendants. walk gently Christine Engel

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Comment on Who Owns What in the Genealogy World? by Carol Smith http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/who-owns-what-in-the-genealogy-world/#comment-891382 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:45:36 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17298#comment-891382 I had a subscription to Find My Past and looked for my great grandfather’s military record, which I might add I had already gotten from filmed records. Amazingly when his record came up, it belonged to someone else.
Yep, right info given – wrong person attached. It was the 40th Regiment of Foot and when I started checking the records they were all incorrect….so I contacted Find My Past and told them of the error…received a reply saying it would be looked into. After several months there was no change so I cancelled the subscription.
Went in again after several years to see if it had been corrected – still wrong!
They won’t be getting my money again!

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Comment on Family Tree Maker 2014 Patch Update (22.0.0.1260 or 22.0.0.260) by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/02/family-tree-maker-2014-patch-update-22-0-0-1260-or-22-0-0-260/#comment-891307 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:29:09 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15384#comment-891307 Anita if you are still having problems, you’ll need to get in touch with Ancestry’s tech support team. You can find their details here: http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/how-do-i-contact-ancestry/

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Comment on “Introduction to Family History” Online with UTAS by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/introduction-to-family-history-online-with-utas/#comment-891264 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:09:51 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18104#comment-891264 Hi Jennifer, this course starts again on Feb 22nd, so you might want to get in touch with UTAS directly and see if they can send you info directly. You can contact them by email: ASC.Contact@utas.edu.au
or phone: +61 3 6226 6365.

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Comment on Family Tree Maker 2014 Patch Update (22.0.0.1260 or 22.0.0.260) by Anita G Lunn http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/02/family-tree-maker-2014-patch-update-22-0-0-1260-or-22-0-0-260/#comment-891251 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:03:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15384#comment-891251 I tried to download the required patch. I have windows 10. The patch failed to work, as FTM will not open. This just happens as Ancestry drops FTM.

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Comment on “Introduction to Family History” Online with UTAS by jennifer cross http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/introduction-to-family-history-online-with-utas/#comment-891003 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:13:59 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18104#comment-891003 I am in nz at present travelling limited access to wifi etc please can you forward all relevant information to my email robert_cross49@yahoo.com.au returning to australia 15th. Most interested in thr introduction course. Thanks j.cross

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Comment on Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – January 2016 by Edwina Shooter http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/inspiring-genealogy-blogs-january-2016/#comment-890956 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:03:04 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19087#comment-890956 Thank you! I do like your collections of inspiring blogs that you post.

The cursive handwriting issue is an interesting one. I would hate to be reliant on transcriptions of everything because human error creeps in too much.

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Comment on South Australia’s “Passengers in History” Website Launched by Les Falkai http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/south-australias-passengers-history-wesbite-launched/#comment-890951 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:04:55 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19063#comment-890951 I am looking for history relating to the FALKAI family who arrived in 1949 on Wooster Victory. I was a babe in arms with them . I have served in army in Vietnam and have taken a long time to take any great interest in history.

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Comment on I Didn’t Know I Could Do That With RootsMagic 6 [VIDEO] by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/11/i-didnt-know-i-could-do-that-with-rootsmagic-6-video/#comment-890818 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:43:30 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17136#comment-890818 Hi Heidi, at this stage no other program links in with Ancestry and has the ‘shakey leaf’. There is a “hope” that Ancestry will let other software link with the their website now that FTM is no longer available, but only time will tell.

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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Lesley Avery http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-890748 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:48:20 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-890748 Congratulations! I have bought from you in the past 30 odd years and know that I will continue to do so in the future. Your newsletter has been a great innovation and one that I eagerly read.
Keep up the good work.

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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Cheryl Balfour http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-890739 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:52:37 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-890739 Congratulations on your achievement. I remember visiting the your home office back in the early 80s and every time we go to Adelaide a visit to your shop is essential even though I can order online. We often meet at various family history venues and your efforts have made a lot of researchers very grateful for your products and help over the years.

Hope to see you again in Adelaide in April.

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Comment on I Didn’t Know I Could Do That With RootsMagic 6 [VIDEO] by Heidi Earnhardt http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/11/i-didnt-know-i-could-do-that-with-rootsmagic-6-video/#comment-890649 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:05:27 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17136#comment-890649 Will Roots Magic link with Ancestry.com? Will it show a “leaf” when source information is found on an individual in my tree, as it currently does with Family Tree Maker?

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Comment on Trove’s Old Newspapers – What’s Due in the Next Six Months by Marianne http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/troves-old-newspapers-whats-due-in-the-next-six-months/#comment-890538 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:55:42 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18922#comment-890538 I have just discovered this great site and look forward to learning so much more of use in my research. Thank you for all your hard work.

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Comment on Who Owns What in the Genealogy World? by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/who-owns-what-in-the-genealogy-world/#comment-890261 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:18:42 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17298#comment-890261 Nancye, yes you are correct in saying that Permira did put the offer out there last year, but at present they are still the owners of Ancestry.

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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Edwina Shooter http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-890104 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:30:32 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-890104 Congratulations! I first bought books from you for the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society in the late 90s and am still buying from you for the WA Genealogical Society twenty years later.
I remember when the printed catalogue came out that it would get passed around with little ticks against everything we’d like to get.
How things have changed! Now I’m looking forward to the Perth Unlock the Past Seminar with some great speakers.

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Comment on Who Owns What in the Genealogy World? by Nancye Cowan http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/who-owns-what-in-the-genealogy-world/#comment-890086 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:37:54 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17298#comment-890086 Has Ancestry been sold by Permira, I understood they were put it up for auction in November 2015

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Comment on Who Owns What in the Genealogy World? by Nancye cowan http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/who-owns-what-in-the-genealogy-world/#comment-890043 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:17:59 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17298#comment-890043 I I stood that ancestry went to auction last November. Do you know if it was sold agin

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Comment on How to Get Started on Facebook by financial Planner pdf http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/10/how-to-get-started-on-facebook/#comment-890023 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:12:03 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=2376#comment-890023 Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a enjoyment account it.
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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Shauna Hicks http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-890008 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:42:01 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-890008 Congratulations. It doesn’t seem like 40 years!

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Comment on FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records by Bernd http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2011/02/familysearch-kicks-off-2011-with-the-addition-of-90-million-new-online-records/#comment-890004 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:16:29 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=3402#comment-890004 As you reap the rewardcs of your hard work, you will find all the time and effort you devoted in building and
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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-890001 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:20:08 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-890001 Hi Peter, thank you for your kind words, and it’s great to hear that you find our products useful. That’s what we like to hear. And I wish you all the best with your continued research.

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Comment on Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 by Peter Hooper http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comment-889994 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:28:42 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974#comment-889994 Congratulations! We are very fortunate to have such a great local (Australian) genealogy company. Very few weeks pass that I don’t use at least one of your products. Gould has such an interesting range – especially Archive Digital books it’s very hard to resist buying more than I can reasonable read and use! Look forward to investing in more. :-)

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Comment on Trove’s Old Newspapers – What’s Due in the Next Six Months by Wayne Cheeseman http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/troves-old-newspapers-whats-due-in-the-next-six-months/#comment-889866 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:12:22 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18922#comment-889866 Wayne it is always great news to hear that newer papers are being digitised from every state in the nation and they are no where near aquiring them all.
As a constant user of this fabulous site of which I am a member, I correct what I can so that when others search for info it will be found much quicker. I not only do it for this site but others too as newspapers have much more to provide in finding anything whether it’s genealogy or history it will be found either in books or photographs and ofcourse in print.
And lets not forget that it is FREE to search and retrieve the information.
So I ask that all that use the service, register as a member so that you too can correct the digitised print to read correctly for others to find and as Kath above stated that the Nat Lib of Aust has had funding cuts we will being doing something for our Nat Library.
Wayne

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