Comments for Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Ryerson Index Hits 5 Million Australian Death and Obituary Records by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/ryerson-index-hits-5-million-australian-death-and-obituary-records/comment-page-1/#comment-861300 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:39:31 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18151#comment-861300 Hi Dianne, a great place for your query would be the Australian Genealogy Facebook Group. You can find the link to them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/talltrees/. With over 5000 people who have joined the group, there’s always people to help out.

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Comment on National Archives of Australia to Digitise WW1 Veterans Affairs Records by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/national-archives-of-australia-to-digitise-ww1-veterans-affairs-records/comment-page-1/#comment-861299 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:22:39 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18110#comment-861299 Hi Vickie, there’s lots of military records online (and free) already. If your Horace Haber signed up with the Australian military there’s likely to be records at both the National Archives of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial. You can browse through their site if you wish, or simply phone with your query:
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/contact/index.aspx
https://www.awm.gov.au/contact/

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Comment on National Archives of Australia to Digitise WW1 Veterans Affairs Records by Vickie chubb http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/national-archives-of-australia-to-digitise-ww1-veterans-affairs-records/comment-page-1/#comment-861266 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:01:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18110#comment-861266 I would like to find the war record of Horace Haber First World War 1914-1918 died 7 Ausgust 1915 SN410thank you vickie

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Comment on Ryerson Index Hits 5 Million Australian Death and Obituary Records by Dianne Berry http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/ryerson-index-hits-5-million-australian-death-and-obituary-records/comment-page-1/#comment-861046 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:51:50 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18151#comment-861046 Wondering if anyone can help please. I am looking for birth of Willian Roe Reynolds (Morvan Tas) by 1822
That is all I can find in web sites, the by 1822 is because he married Elizabrth Saunders in 1856 his age was 34 she was 15 or 16.
I have tried all the records that Launceston Library have suggested but still unable to find him, thought he might have been married prior to 1856 but that just took me round in circles unless I can find birth date.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Dianne Berry

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Comment on Who Do You Think You Are? UK Season 12 (2015) by David (Dave) Sieff http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/who-do-you-think-you-are-uk-season-12-2015/comment-page-1/#comment-860779 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:02:40 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18131#comment-860779 I’m pleased to hear that another series of WDYTYA will be aired soon in the UK,and that we will eventually see it in South Africa,but probably quite a long time later – I’m not sure why there should be such a long delay ( ? ! ) – and I always look forward to each episode.
While it is very interesting to follow the research and results of famous personalities’ ancestry,family history and genealogy,I would like to see the same done for perhaps one or two “ordinary” people per series,whose ancestry might be as complicated and interesting,or even more so; they might,for instance have some orally – or even documentary – handed down knowledge of some really famous/infamous ancestry and/or family history,which could be equally of interest to viewers – it’s after all the ancestry which is the more interesting and intriguing aspect of the programmes.
Has this ever been considered,and if rejected,for which reasons ? I would appreciate a response.
Kind regards,Dave Sieff ( member of a local genealogical society in Johannesburg,South Africa)

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Comment on Ireland XO: Finding Irish Ancestors with Reverse Genealogy by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/11/ireland-xo-finding-irish-ancestors-with-reverse-genealogy/comment-page-1/#comment-860268 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:27:13 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=14625#comment-860268 Carol, you’d need to contact Ireland XO themselves about the issue you’ve had creating an account, as well as advising who you’re researching.

You can find all their contact details here: http://www.irelandxo.com/contact-us.

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Comment on Ireland XO: Finding Irish Ancestors with Reverse Genealogy by Carol http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/11/ireland-xo-finding-irish-ancestors-with-reverse-genealogy/comment-page-1/#comment-860244 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:05:52 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=14625#comment-860244 Researching Quinn, Enniscorthy County Wexford.

Thomas Quinn1856 Enniscorthy

Married Elizabeth c1885 Enniscorthy

Children 5 – includes one child deceased.

Living children
James c1886
Bridget c1892
Frank c1893
Mary Eliza 1897 Enniscorthy died 1988 Slough Berkshire England. Married Harry Piper 20 Dec 1923 England

1911 Census Quinn family lived at Shannon Hill Enniscorthy.

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Comment on Ireland XO: Finding Irish Ancestors with Reverse Genealogy by Carol http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/11/ireland-xo-finding-irish-ancestors-with-reverse-genealogy/comment-page-1/#comment-860242 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:51:27 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=14625#comment-860242 Tried to join and told my email addy already exists. Followed the process for forgotten password several times a week ago and again now. Get the message that an email has been sent yet none arrive. Yes, checked my junk mail folder but nothing there. Please advise. Many thanks Carol

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Comment on Ryerson Index Hits 5 Million Australian Death and Obituary Records by John Graham http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/ryerson-index-hits-5-million-australian-death-and-obituary-records/comment-page-1/#comment-860215 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:15:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18151#comment-860215 Thanks for the great publicity!

To put the record straight, Joyce didn’t “start” the index. The index was an initiative of the Sydney DPS in October 1998, and originally we intended to only index current papers as they were published. Joyce’s donation, in May 1999, gave us the impetus to index both backwards and forwards from our 1998 commencement date.

John Graham
President, Ryerson Index Inc

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Comment on R.I.P. Marianne Eastgate MA (Hons) Dip FHS by Selwyn Retschlag http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/09/r-i-p-marianne-eastgate-ma-hons-dip-fhs/comment-page-1/#comment-859874 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:47:30 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=1749#comment-859874 Today I left a message with Griffith library as to where I would be able to contact Marianne. Sadly I have only just now found That Marianne has passed away. Maryanne wrote the biography of Francis North MLA .. I am the great great grandson of Francis North and Margaret Elizabeth North (nee Glissan). I have been able to locate my GG parents burial sites. Currently, I am constructing a more recent update of the North Family. This is being done with the intent of passing on to our remaining children and grandchildren their family heritage. While I recognise the passing of Maryanne, I notice that she was a researcher of other family members of the North family. I am interested in the titles that relate to the North family and would be grateful to receive a listing of the titles Maryanne worked on and whether they are able to be purchased. I have also bought the biography of Francis North MLA some considerable time ago. I am also interested in the organisations that Maryanne was affiliated with respect to family histories. This interest is with a view to membership. Currently I am attempting to discover when my maternal grandmother Sarah North(nee Moore ) arrived from Northern Ireland. Being a UK citizen she would have a birth record and some documentation regarding her passage to Australia somewhere about 1911 to 1902. She married Francis North’s grandson Arthur Francis North in 1915. My mother was born in 1919. My grandmothers arrival date, disembarkation location and any other documents are proving difficult to find.
However, I cannot but admire Maryanne’s accuracy and attention to historical detail as applied to the Francis North biography. Any advice you are able to supply will be gratefully received.
Kindest Regards, Selwyn

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Comment on Australia Gets Ready for More Big Genealogy Events by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/australia-gets-ready-for-more-big-genealogy-events/comment-page-1/#comment-853929 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:14:01 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18050#comment-853929 Excellent, thanks for that Liz. And I’m sorry I missed it. I’ll add it in to the post above.

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Comment on Australia Gets Ready for More Big Genealogy Events by Liz Pidgeon http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/australia-gets-ready-for-more-big-genealogy-events/comment-page-1/#comment-853911 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:08:13 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18050#comment-853911 The Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s History Week is on in October – many events will be of interest to family history researchers : http://historyweek.org.au/

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Comment on Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!! by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/03/help-my-digger-disks-wont-work-on-my-new-computer/comment-page-1/#comment-853894 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:24:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15688#comment-853894 Hi Kerry, I’d be getting back on to the guys at Peppermint Fence to see if they’ve heard of others who’ve had issues where their program not working with that CD, and what can be done to fix it.

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Comment on Australia Gets Ready for More Big Genealogy Events by Shauna Hicks http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/06/australia-gets-ready-for-more-big-genealogy-events/comment-page-1/#comment-853498 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:58:24 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18050#comment-853498 Thanks Alona for the shout out for National Family History Month – what we really need is for more genealogy and family history societies to put their events into the web calendar and before 30 June to be eligible for the special bonus prize.

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Comment on Help! My Digger Disks Won’t Work on My New Computer!! by kerry http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/03/help-my-digger-disks-wont-work-on-my-new-computer/comment-page-1/#comment-853331 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:36:15 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=15688#comment-853331 Hi I bought BDM Revival and it works well however I am having trouble with the digger SA Births 1842 – 1906. It won’t load and I keep getting an “Illegal command : SAB1.BAT.” Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Comment on South Australian Land Records – Online AND Free! by Les D http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/05/south-australian-land-records-online-and-free/comment-page-1/#comment-852640 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:18:18 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17939#comment-852640 I found the Certificate of Title for my great grandfather’s first land purchase in Queenstown (Port Adelaide) in 1859 within about 10 minutes of first logging onto this site. Pay attention to Roman numerals – Vol III is volume 3, not one hundred and eleven.

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Comment on Australian History News – October 2010 by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/10/australian-history-news-%e2%80%93-october-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-851419 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:36:59 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=2590#comment-851419 Julie, I don’t have a direct contact for Ivan Winter. But you could contact the Plains Producer newspaper (http://www.plainsproducer.com.au), they may have something.

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Comment on Australian History News – October 2010 by Julie Mackenzie http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/10/australian-history-news-%e2%80%93-october-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-850003 Fri, 29 May 2015 00:26:28 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=2590#comment-850003 Hi
Have just enjoyed reading “Those were the days…” and would love to contact Ivan Winter if possible. My brother-in-law and sister were living in Woomera working on the Black Knight and Blue Streak at that time and I remember visiting them there – so exciting! I would love to buy a copy for their children, possibly even autographed. Sadly both my sister and brother-in-law have now died and I would love their son and daughter to read of their time in Woomera in its heyday. David was always regretful that all that expertise and technology was never further developed in Australia. We all visited Woomera a few years ago – now more a museum to times past than anything else! If this could be forwarded to Ivan and he feels moved to respond, I would be extremely grateful. Regards Julie Mackenzie.

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Comment on Convert Your Family Tree Maker PC files to Mac? by Helen http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2011/01/convert-your-family-tree-maker-pc-files-to-mac/comment-page-1/#comment-849218 Tue, 26 May 2015 01:23:26 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=3030#comment-849218 I meant Windows 8.1 will not download.

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Comment on Convert Your Family Tree Maker PC files to Mac? by Helen http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2011/01/convert-your-family-tree-maker-pc-files-to-mac/comment-page-1/#comment-849217 Tue, 26 May 2015 01:22:06 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=3030#comment-849217 I want to transfer my Windows 8 family tree maker files to an iMac with Gedcom. However, Windows 8 tells me i cannot do this until I download Windows 8.1
I have tried twice to download Windows 8.1 (this takes a few hours) and Windows 8 will not download.
Can you please help me with this.
Thank you.

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Comment on New Australian Genealogy Records Online – September 2010 by soglasi http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2010/09/new-australian-genealogy-records-online-%e2%80%93-september-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-848838 Mon, 25 May 2015 11:44:46 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=1820#comment-848838 It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before end I am reading this wonderful article to improve
my experience.

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Comment on South Australian Land Records – Online AND Free! by Jessica Barratt http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/05/south-australian-land-records-online-and-free/comment-page-1/#comment-844340 Thu, 14 May 2015 03:52:30 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17939#comment-844340 Thanks for sharing the news! I’m so excited about this and have already downloaded several Certificates of Title relating to one of my ancestors. :)

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Comment on Free “Introduction to Family History” Course by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/11/free-introduction-to-family-history-course/comment-page-1/#comment-840693 Tue, 05 May 2015 12:42:53 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17164#comment-840693 Noel, I appreciate your feedback, and I’m sorry you felt it wasn’t worthwhile. Others I know who’ve done it said that it was fabulous, so I guess it’s each to their own.

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Comment on Highlight: Extracts from Portsmouth Records by Alona Tester http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/08/highlight-extracts-from-portsmouth-records/comment-page-1/#comment-840690 Tue, 05 May 2015 12:10:51 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=13575#comment-840690 Hi Timothy, if you’re looking to sell your book/s, you should be looking around for Antiquarian booksellers. They’re the ones that would be able to sell as well as better know the value of something like your book.

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Comment on Highlight: Extracts from Portsmouth Records by Timothy Brown http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2013/08/highlight-extracts-from-portsmouth-records/comment-page-1/#comment-840434 Mon, 04 May 2015 08:17:23 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=13575#comment-840434 I have a copy of the Extracts form the Portsmouth Records by Richard Murrell, who died 28.4 1884, and Robert East, my, I believe, Great Grandfather. I know my cousin has 2 other books of what I believe are similar records.
Might you be able to indicate to me to whom these would be of importance?

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