Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:13:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 13th Unlock the Past Cruise, 95% Booked Already http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/13th-unlock-past-cruise-95-booked-already/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/13th-unlock-past-cruise-95-booked-already/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:03:42 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20356 In eight months time a number of our Unlock the Past staff, together with an excited bunch of family history, history and military historians will be onboard the Pacific Aria cruise ship heading towards Milne Bay for an incredible trip to Papua New Guinea.

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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – November 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/australian-genealogy-history-snippets-november-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/australian-genealogy-history-snippets-november-2016/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:43:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20330 Find out the latest on gravestone projects, books awards, Italian newspapers, and South Australian pioneers, and can you help finding some sisters from an orphanage? It's all here in the November Snippets.

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Beersheba: Light Horse Centenary Tour http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/beersheba-light-horse-centenary-tour/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/beersheba-light-horse-centenary-tour/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:21:25 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20313 Unlock the Past has partnered with the Israel Travel Centre to offer a unique Unlock the Past group within a larger centenary commemorative tour of Israel. Timed to commemorate 100 years since the Light Horse Charge, in October 2017.

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Big Changes Are Coming to Victorian Genealogy http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/big-changes-coming-victorian-genealogy/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/big-changes-coming-victorian-genealogy/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:18:29 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20301 It seems that there’s always some big genealogy-related news happening somewhere, and today the big news comes from the Genealogical Society of Victoria who put this note out to their members and everywhere through social media yesterday, and have allowed us to share it with our readers. David Down, the President of the Genealogical Society […]

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Western Australian Biographical Index – Online and Free http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/western-australian-biographical-index-online-free/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/western-australian-biographical-index-online-free/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:23:55 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20280 For those with connections to Western Australia one of the key resources has been the ‘Bicentennial Dictonary of Western Australians’ series of books. Produced as a set of 10 volumes, the first 5 were released in 1988 in time for Western Australia’s Bicentennary, with the other 5 released during the 10 years that followed. The […]

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Australia As it Was in the 1880s http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/australia-as-it-was-in-the-1880s/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/australia-as-it-was-in-the-1880s/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:40:40 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20170 What was Australia like in the 1880s? The Australia that your great, or great great grandparents lived in. You’ll get a good idea by looking through the 1100+ engravings that are in this incredible three volume set titled “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia”. Among the fascinating images you will find street scenes, monuments, churches, hills, seaside, […]

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FREE Access to 70 Million Military Records for Remembrance Day http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/free-access-70-million-military-records-remembrance-day/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/free-access-70-million-military-records-remembrance-day/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:01:30 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20244 Findmypast are making their entire collection of more than 70 million world military records free for four days to coincide with Remembrance Day 2016.

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What War Was Your Australian Military Ancestor Involved In? [INFOGRAPHIC] http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/war-australian-military-ancestor-involved-infographic/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/war-australian-military-ancestor-involved-infographic/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:10:30 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20216 Remembrance Day, November the 11th marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. For this Australians observe one minute of silence at 11am on the 11th of November, “in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts”. We have created this infographic to help you see at a glance the major wars Australians have been involved in.

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Supplier Highlight: Pen & Sword http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/supplier-highlight-pen-sword/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/supplier-highlight-pen-sword/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:30:58 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20137 From time to time we highlight products - this time I'm highlighting a whole range from a particular supplier ... Pen & Sword.

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NAA Price Rises Cause Outrage, and a Petition http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/naa-price-rises-cause-outrage-petition/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/11/naa-price-rises-cause-outrage-petition/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 03:15:01 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20152 The National Archives of Australia have just introduced some pretty hefty price increases, and a petition against these has been created. Ultimately if the NAA gets less orders, they get less funds, which means less money to digitise more records. So we all lose out.

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Family Tree Maker 2014.1 Arrives in Australia http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/family-tree-maker-2014-1-arrives-australia/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/family-tree-maker-2014-1-arrives-australia/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:13:21 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20111 As most of you would know, it was the end of 2015 when Ancestry announced that they were discontinuing Family Tree Maker. Rather than being dead for good, Family Tree Maker was subsequently given a new lease of life when it was revealed that the program had been sold to Software MacKiev. Since then users […]

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 36 (Spring 2016) is Out Now http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/inside-history-magazine-issue-36-spring-2016-now/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/inside-history-magazine-issue-36-spring-2016-now/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:01:35 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20124 Spring is here, and Inside History, Australia’s award winning magazine for Australian history and genealogy have just released their Spring issue (issue 36). And as always, this magazine is jam-packed with quality articles.

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Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – October 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/australian-genealogy-history-snippets-october-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/australian-genealogy-history-snippets-october-2016/#respond Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:11:33 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20121 From time to time I come across all sorts of interesting history and/or genealogy related tidbits that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post. These aren’t meant to be comprehensive in anyway, but rather they are just bits that I’ve found, and wanted […]

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Volunteers Wanted for a Family History Survey http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/volunteers-wanted-family-history-survey/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/volunteers-wanted-family-history-survey/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:10:50 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20101 A researcher from the University of Melbourne is asking "have you discovered secrets kept by past generations in your family history research?", and he's looking for volunteers to take part in an online survey.

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71 Victorian Community Groups Share $350,000 in Grants http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/71-victorian-community-groups-share-350000-grants/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/71-victorian-community-groups-share-350000-grants/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:40:43 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20096 71 community groups across Victoria will share in almost $350,000 in grants from the Victorian Government to help record and preserve their local history stories and share them with future generations.

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Congress 2018 – Final Call for Speakers http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/congress-2018-final-call-speakers/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/congress-2018-final-call-speakers/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:17 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20071 This is just a reminder that the deadline to submit your talks for Congress, is 31 October 2016. Yes, only two weeks away! So if you are planning on submitting a talk to two for Congress, please don't delay.

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Victoria’s History Week, 16-23 October 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/victorias-history-week-16-23-october-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/10/victorias-history-week-16-23-october-2016/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:59:14 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20036 Victoria's History Week is on, and for those in Melbourne and regional areas of Victoria, this is the week to truly get out and explore the history of your area.

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The Launceston Family Album: An Unexpected Source for Australian History http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/launceston-family-album-unexpected-source-australian-history/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/launceston-family-album-unexpected-source-australian-history/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:24:24 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=17088 The Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-92 attracted exhibitors and visitors from around the world. About 1100 visitors took out a "season pass" to this 4 month long event, and it is these people that there are portrait photos and biographical details ...

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Historical Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/historical-australian-birth-death-marriage-records/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/historical-australian-birth-death-marriage-records/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:26:50 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20014 Birth, death and marriage records (best known as BDM records or certificates) are without a doubt an important part of a family historians research. You can glean so much from just one certificate. Now I've created a list of the Australian registrars of births, marriages and deaths.

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Let’s Go to the Cemetery! http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/lets-go-to-the-cemetery/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/lets-go-to-the-cemetery/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:55:29 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20028 October is fast approaching, so it’s Spring in the southern half of the world, with Autumn (or Fall) in the north, both of which normally (excluding the crazy amount of rain that half of Australia’s had recently) are great times to get out and about cemetery visiting. Anyway we know you don’t NEED a reason […]

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13 Tips for Attending a Genealogy Conference or Expo http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/13-tips-attending-genealogy-conference-expo/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/13-tips-attending-genealogy-conference-expo/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:10:23 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19991 Most family history researchers at some stage take the plunge and attend a genealogy conference or Expo. For some it might be one in your local area, for others it might be a national event in your country. While others go to the big international ones. Unlock The Past’s Australian History & Genealogy Expo is […]

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Top 6 Titles for Irish Family History http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/top-6-titles-for-irish-family-history/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/top-6-titles-for-irish-family-history/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:41:03 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20001 Do you have Irish ancestors and need some guidance on how to go about researching your family history? Such as where to look and what’s even available? Here are the 6 top sellers in the Irish family history and genealogy range that we sell. Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians – Ian […]

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114 Million Irish Records, FREE for Four Days http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/114-million-irish-records-free-four-days/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/114-million-irish-records-free-four-days/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:13:25 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19989 If you think there’s not much available for researching your Irish ancestors, Findmypast will certainly will prove you wrong on that one. One of the world’s leading family history websites, Findmypast has today announced that they will be granting four days of free access to their entire collection of more than 114 million Irish records, […]

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#AskACurator Day – 14 September 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/askacurator-day-14-september-2014/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/askacurator-day-14-september-2014/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:02:37 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19980 #AskACurator Day is back for 2016, and it’s year it’s bigger than ever! AskACurator Day has been going since 2010, and since 2012 it has been an annual Twitter event held around the middle of September. AskACurator Day seems to seems to grow in popularity each year, with 721 museums from 43 countries taking part […]

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Diploma of Family History Now Available Through UTAS http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/diploma-family-history-now-available-utas/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/09/diploma-family-history-now-available-utas/#respond Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:33:36 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19966 If you’ve decided to take your genealogy education to the next level with some study, the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are offering a Diploma of Family History that you can do online. The Diploma of Family History builds your skills and knowledge in finding and interpreting information about your ancestors (or even someone else’s), and […]

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