Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:16:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Unlock the Past’s New Guide Books http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/unlock-pasts-new-guide-books/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/unlock-pasts-new-guide-books/#respond Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:07:13 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19109 It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, with getting ready for Unlock the Pasts 10th cruise, as well as releasing seven new Unlock the Past guide books in amongst that. The seven new titles come from six different authors, and cover everything from Google, Protestant Nonconformity, Irish history, Norfolk Island, Scottish church records, migration […]

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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, with getting ready for Unlock the Pasts 10th cruise, as well as releasing seven new Unlock the Past guide books in amongst that.

The seven new titles come from six different authors, and cover everything from Google, Protestant Nonconformity, Irish history, Norfolk Island, Scottish church records, migration to New Zealand, and the Genealogy Do-over. So truly something for everyone.

So let me tell you about the wonderful new titles that have just been released …

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UTP0288-2 Decade of Centenaries Researching IrelandA DECADE OF CENTENARIES: Researching Ireland 1912-1923
Author: Chris Paton
ISBN: 978125323436
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0288

Printed Book: paperback, 60 pages, $15.00 more information
Ebook: download, $9.95 more information

As the issue of Home Rule reared its head for a third time, its supporters and detractors raised militias to defend their positions, whilst women fought for the vote and labourers fought for better terms from their employers. The First World War would soon dramatically change everything, leading some to see England’s difficulty as Ireland’s opportunity. When an independent republic was proclaimed through force of arms at Easter 1916, the response would see a brutal guerilla war fought between the British forces the Irish republicans, a partitioned island, and a nation divided.

A century on, in this book from Unlock the Past, Northern Irish born family historian Chris Paton will help you to discover whether your ancestors were caught up in the events of that period – whether they were Suffragettes, unionised workers, Ulster or Irish Volunteers, fighting with the British Army and Crown forces, against them as rebels and revolutionaries, and in the ensuing civil war on both sides of the Treaty divide. With improved cataloguing by archives, and better access to the records, both online and offline, a new gateway has been opened into one of the island’s most tumultuous, tragic, exciting, and utterly desperate periods of the 20th century. In this book he will show you how to step through it

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UTP0341-2 Protestant nonconformity in EnglandDISCOVER PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY IN ENGLAND AND WALES
Author: Paul Blake
ISBN: 9781925323474
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0341

Printed Book: paperback, 60 pages, $15.00 more information
Ebook: download, $9.95 more information

Not all our ancestors were Church of England, of even Catholic. A fair number, particularly after the start of the eighteenth century, joined other denominations such as Baptists, Congregationalists or Methodists. Although the State at various periods did its best to eradicate Catholicism and all forms of Protestant nonconformity, particularly during the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, large numbers persisted in their thinking and were persecuted for their beliefs.

Therefore, it is quite usual, almost expected, for those researching their family in England and Wales to find it includes religious dissenters. Identifying these folk is not always straightforward: they may have continued to use the local parish church for their baptisms, marriages and burials; and may have belonged to congregations that kept few (if any) records. But there are often clues. Their beliefs, at variance to those of the Anglican Church, may have been short-lived or they may have lasted through many generations and perhaps still persist today.

As more and more records relating to protestant nonconformists become available online, the task in discovering more about them is becoming easier. And that trend is sure to continue

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UTP0281-2 Discover Scottish Church RecordsDISCOVER SCOTTISH CHURCH RECORDS (2nd edition)
Author: Chris Paton
ISBN: 9781925323351
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0281

Printed Book: paperback, 92 pages, $28.00 more information
Ebook: download, $9.95 more information

In this greatly expanded second edition of Chris Paton’s popular title, he explores the history and records of the various churches in Scotland prior to 1855, the year in which civil registration commenced within the country. He describes the theological changes imposed by the Reformation of 1560, the nature of the state’s battles with the Kirk, and the Kirk’s subsequent battles within itself. Most importantly, he also discusses the nature of the records generated by the various Scottish churches, how to interpret them, and above all else, how to find them.

Whether you are looking for tales of ministers carried into the air by Scotland’s fairy folk, the fire and thunder of John Knox, a detailed explanation of the online offerings of the ScotlandsPeople website, or the treasures waiting in the National Records of Scotland, this is the definitive research guide to help anyone with Caledonian connectio

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UTP0182-2 Google the Genealogists FriendGOOGLE: The Genealogist’s Friend
Author: Helen V. Smith
ISBN: 9781925323450
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0182

Printed Book: paperback, 52 pages, $15.00 more information
Ebook: download, $7.95 more information

Everyone knows Google as the most used search engine in the world, but for genealogists it can do so much more to further their family history research.

Finding an image of the ship on which your ancestor went to war, using Street view to walk the streets of your ancestral area, translating that document, finding that distant cousin who has the photos of family bible, mapping their migration path – these are just some of the ways you can use Google in your family history.

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UTP0441-2 Migration to New ZealandMIGRATION TO NEW ZEALAND: A Guide for Family History Researchers (2nd edition)
Author: Christine Clement
ISBN: 9781925323412
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0441

Printed Book: paperback, 68 pages, $15.00 more information
Ebook: download, $7.95 more information

Author, Christine Clement has often been asked how to find when an ancestor came to New Zealand. This set her off on an exploratory path a number of years ago putting together the different schemes, periods and times to find out just who the people were coming at the different time periods and why.

This booklet is designed to make readers think beyond the square to see what else was happening in the world that may have led people to New Zealand.

Australia and New Zealand’s history is linked as far back at 1788 and trans-Tasman migration began a little later with whalers and sealers, often with convict crew, from Sydney.

A shipping and migration bibliography and a list of basic New Zealand genealogical sources have been included for further reading, and this second edition has been updated to include all the latest resources.

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UTP0461-2 Researching Family History Norfolk IslandRESOURCES FOR RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY NORFOLK ISLAND 1788-1814
Author: Cathy Dunn
ISBN: 9781825323375
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0461

Printed Book: paperback, 28 pages, $11.50 more information
Ebook: download, $5.95 more information

Historian Cathy Dunn takes you on a journey back to the 1st Settlement of Norfolk Island 1788-1814 describing the archives and records that are available, where copies of the records are kept and what family historians can find online.

Discovering how your ancestors lived Norfolk Island does take one across a large variety of records. Cathy reviews the victualling books and musters; birth, death and marriages records; land grants and leases records; hospital records; diaries and journals; Sydney Gazette; Rev. Fulton BDMs; shipping records and musters as well as other records for family historians related to Norfolk Island 1788-1814.

It was not just convicts who went to Norfolk Island. There were also marines, members of the NSW Corps, free settlers, colonial offenders, aboriginal people and civil appointees.

There are very few known or surviving records for Norfolk Island for the period May 1796-December 1801. Also presented is a diverse bibliography for a complete range of references to Norfolk Island 1st Settlement research resources for family history research.

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UTP0426-2 Genealogy Do-Over WorkbookThe Genealogy Do-over Workbook
Author: Thomas MacEntee
ISBN: 9781925323399
Year: 2016
Item Code: UTP0426

Printed Book: paperback, 72 pages, $15.00 more information
Ebook: download, $9.95 more information

Back in December 2014, Thomas MacEntee made the big accouncement online saying that “Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over.”

While many people took that that to mean he was leaving the genealogy community or closing down his genealogy business, he then clarified what he menat by “leaving”. Starting in 2015 Thomas decided to set aside his 20+ years of genealogy research aside, and started over. From scratch.

If you think it’s time for a genealogy makeover, or better yet a Genealogy Do-over, this workbook will take you step by step though the process he followed with his own research throughout 2015.

 

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An Update on the Future of Family Tree Maker http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/family-tree-maker-an-update/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/family-tree-maker-an-update/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:12:53 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19149 A large portion of genealogy world has been wondering what is going to happen with Family Tree Maker ever since the recent annoucement that Ancestry had sold the program to the developers (Software MacKiev). To address this, genealogy blogger Tamura Jones has interviewed Jack Minsky, the president of Software MacKiev posed lots of those questions […]

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A large portion of genealogy world has been wondering what is going to happen with Family Tree Maker ever since the recent annoucement that Ancestry had sold the program to the developers (Software MacKiev).

To address this, genealogy blogger Tamura Jones has interviewed Jack Minsky, the president of Software MacKiev posed lots of those questions that everyone has been wanting to know like:
– Why did you buy New Family Tree Maker?
– Did you buy all the rights to all Family Tree Maker versions?
– Family Tree Maker Classic is still popular. Do you have any plans for it?
You can read the full inverview on Tamura’s blog.

Apart from that, Software MacKiev has a FAQ Family Tree Maker page which will address lots of your queries as well.

– When will Family Tree Maker start shipping again?
– I already have the latest version, what will it cost to upgrade?
– Where will Family Tree Maker be sold?
– What about TreeSync?
and many more.

Software MacKiev’s short-term plan is to have Family Tree Maker back on the market by March 1, and to get it into retail stores. However there is no word yet as to if Family Tree Maker will even be available in Australia. We will watch this, and keep you posted.

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On the Sea Again … http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/on-the-sea-again/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/on-the-sea-again/#respond Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:33:42 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19135 It’s that time of year again. Time for Unlock the Past’s next genealogy and history cruise. This one is their 10th and it takes cruisers from the top of New Zealand, down to the bottom of Australia and right over to Perth. A number of our staff (myself included) are heading over to New Zealand […]

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It’s that time of year again. Time for Unlock the Past’s next genealogy and history cruise. This one is their 10th and it takes cruisers from the top of New Zealand, down to the bottom of Australia and right over to Perth.

A number of our staff (myself included) are heading over to New Zealand for Unlock the Past’s 10th cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice which leaves on Sunday and sails for 18 days. During that time we will get to listen to top-class speakers from around the world give a total of 72 presentations, as well as still have a little time to relax and sightsee.

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We will have Steve manning our shop every day (9am-4pm M-F), with Anthea in our mail order department. They will do their best to deal with everything, but as with all places that are short-staffed there is likely to be some delays. So please be patient.

Unlock the Past’s 10th cruise has an amazing range of guest presenters (as has every cruise I’ve been on to date), and I’m expecting lots of learning on this one as well. Afterall we have Judy G. Russell (The Legal Genealogist) from the US, Paul Blake from England who is a full-time genealogist, and Louis Kessler from Canada who the man behind GenSoftReviews and Behold genealogy software. New Zealander Jan Gow will make trip, and Aussie presenters who are on this cruise are Rosemary and Eric and Rosemary Kopittke, Helen Smith, Geoff and Marg Doherty, Diane Foster, So with a total of 40+ presentations, there’s going to be oodles to learn.

As I tend to manage all of our social media accounts (blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+), things might be a little quiet there for a while.

There are a few geneabloggers on this cruise, so you may like to keep an eye on their blogs for posts about the cruise. Some might report during it, others afterwards.

In the meantime all the best with your continued research, and I look forward to reporting what I have learned when I return in three weeks time.

If you’re interested in the idea of genealogy cruising, have a look at those that Unlock the Past still have coming up and are open for bookings http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/cruises/
– 11th cruise – Barrier Reef
– 12th cruise – Rhine River
– 13th cruise – Papua New Guinea

 

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Thousands of New Victorian Records at PROV http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/thousands-new-victorian-records-prov/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/thousands-new-victorian-records-prov/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:53:39 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18945 The Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) released thousands of new records on 1 January 2016. This isn’t “brand new” news, but with the craziness of the holidays and so-on in January, you may have missed this big news. This is part of their “annual opening of offically closed records”, and there is no doubt […]

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The Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) released thousands of new records on 1 January 2016. This isn’t “brand new” news, but with the craziness of the holidays and so-on in January, you may have missed this big news.

This is part of their “annual opening of offically closed records”, and there is no doubt that they will be valuable records for those researching their family history in Victoria. With dates ranging from the early 1900s through until the 1970s – with the greater being in the 1920s-1940s period, there are records that relate to criminals, court and trial records, divorces, education department, Victorian Railways, hospitals, asylums and nurses and a heap more.

Justine Heazlewood, the Director and Keeper of Public Records said …

“These newly opened records provide a snapshot into our history previously unseen. From 1915 Children’s Court and ward registers to 1940 asylum records, criminal trial briefs and capital case files – through these annual openings we can find out more about ourselves and our past,”

“We encourage Victorians to explore their past through our archives, whether that be tracing your family roots, researching your home or community, or simply discovering a particular time in Victoria’s history to better understand the present” .

So you can understand the privacy rules, and why some records have later dates than others:
– Records primarily concerning adults may be closed for 75 years from the year in which the records were created.
– Records concerning children as the primary subject of the record may be closed for 99 years from the year in which the records were created.
– Records such as staff records where the individuals concerned may still be in the workforce may be closed for a lesser period such as 30, 40, or 50 years as appropriate.

See below for a full list of opened records:
Criminal Trial Briefs, Office of Public Prosecutions, 1940 (Units 2871-2927)
Criminal Record Books, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1929-1940
Inward Registered Correspondence, Attorney-General’s Department, 1939-1940 (Units 18-34)
Divorce Case Files Melbourne, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1939-1940 (Units 302-319)
Secretary’s Inward Registered Correspondence, Victorian Railways, 1979-1983
Central Register of Male Prisoners, Penal & Gaols Branch, 1939-1940
Register of Names, Particulars and Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received, Pentridge Gaol, 1939-1940 (Units 73-75)
Index to Register of Prisoners Received, Pentridge Gaol, 1937-1940
Divorce Case Files Ballarat, Ballarat Courts, 1940
Examination Registers (Technical Subjects), Education Department, 1970-1985
Capital Sentence Files, Governor, 1940
Children’s Court Register, Richmond Courts, Jan 1915-Feb 1916
Criminal Trial Brief Register II, Office of Public Prosecutions, 1940
Children’s Court Registers, Ballarat East Courts, July 1914-July 1916
Master Patient Index Cards, Alfred Hospital, 1938-1940 (Units 103-109)
Children’s Court Registers, Fitzroy Courts, July 1915-Feb 1916
Post Mortem Registers, Royal Park Mental Hospital, 1937-April 1940
Head Attendant’s Daily Report Books (Male Department), Kew Mental Hospital, Sept 1939-Oct 1940
Trial Leave Registers, Mont Park Mental Hospital, June 1920-Dec 1940
Asylum Records, St Helen’s/Pleasant View Licensed House, Feb 1938-June 1940
Head Nurses Daily Report Book (Female Wards), Kew Mental Hospital, Nov 1939-Nov 1940
Patient Clinical Notes, Kew Mental Hospital, 1939-1940
Bound Circulated Photographs and Criminal Offences of Convicted Persons, South Australia Police Department, Sept 1939-Dec 1940 (Units 40-42)
Register of Appeals to County Court Melbourne, Office of Public Prosecutions, 1936-1940
Discharge Register, Sunbury Mental Hospital, April 1937-Aug 1940
Nursing Report Books (Female Mental Hospital), Sunbury Mental Hospital, Sept 1939-Oct 1940
Historical Records Collection, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, May 1935-Jan 1940
Children’s Court Registers, Brighton Courts, Nov 1911-Oct 1916
Children’s Court Registers, Caulfield Courts, Nov 1912-Apr 1916
Presentments, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1939-1940 (Units 49-54)
Children’s Court Registers, Northcote Courts, July 1913-Feb 1916
Children’s Court Registers, Williamstown Courts, Dec 1913-May 1916
Children’s Court Registers, Wangaratta Courts, 1907-May 1916
Children’s Court Registers, Wahgunyah Courts, 1908-1916
General Correspondence Files, Public Transport Corporation, 1985-1987
Tramway Employees Record Cards, Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, 1959-1960 (Units 62-68)
Correspondence Australian Railway Union, Victorian Railways, 1959-1960 (Units 5 & 6)
Accident Compensation Claim Register, Victorian Railways, 1959-1960
Education of Migrants Teacher Record Book, Education Department, 1952-1965
Technical Staffing Old Books, Education Department, 1920-1965
Board Minutes, Medical Board of Victoria, 1960-1965
Criminal Presentments and Final Orders, Court of General Sessions, Nov 1939-Nov 1940 (Units 4-7)

You can see PROVs full announcement of these new Victoria records, together with links to each on their website here.

 

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UTAS Offers a “Convicts Records” Course, Free and Online http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/utas-offers-convicts-records-course-free-online/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/utas-offers-convicts-records-course-free-online/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:47:35 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19106 Following on from the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) Introduction to Family History and Writing your Family History online courses, they are now offering one relating to Convict Ancestors, and as with the other courses, this one is also online and free. Convict Ancestors will use the wealth of expertise in convict history at the University […]

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UTAS Convict Ancestors course

Following on from the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) Introduction to Family History and Writing your Family History online courses, they are now offering one relating to Convict Ancestors, and as with the other courses, this one is also online and free.

Convict Ancestors will use the wealth of expertise in convict history at the University of Tasmania to walk students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive. It will include important information on how to read and interpret convict records as well as a host of tips for making sense of trial records and information gleaned from other judicial and penal series. This unit is a must for anyone interested in the nation’s convict past.

The Convict Ancestors  course is a six week unit that runs over an eight week period. It runs from Monday, 25th April until Friday, 17th June 2016, which includes a two week break from Monday, 16th May until Friday, 27th May.

On completion of the course you will be:
– Familiar with the wide range of historic records available to locate individual convicts transported to the Australian penal colonies and to trace their life course experiences.
– Able to read, transcribe, and understand key material presented within convict records.
– Able to situate the experiences of individual convicts within a relevant wider context and convey this information to a wider audience.

After completing Convict Ancestors, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Diploma of Family History.

For further information visit the UTAS website: http://www.utas.edu.au/arts/convict-ancestors

 

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Family Tree Maker and Another Bombshell Announcement http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/family-tree-maker-another-bombshell-announcement/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/family-tree-maker-another-bombshell-announcement/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:50:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19113 After Ancestry’s bombshell announcement back in December about dropping Family Tree Maker, we weren’t expecting any more big surprises from them …  but I was wrong. It seems that Ancestry didn’t “discontinue” Family Tree Maker afterall, but rather sold it to another company (the actual software writers of the program) who are going to continue […]

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FTM2014 all as a set #2After Ancestry’s bombshell announcement back in December about dropping Family Tree Maker, we weren’t expecting any more big surprises from them …  but I was wrong.

It seems that Ancestry didn’t “discontinue” Family Tree Maker afterall, but rather sold it to another company (the actual software writers of the program) who are going to continue with it. But apart from that Ancestry have come to an agreement with the makers of RootsMagic to allow them to add in the Ancestry sync functionality into their program. So users of Family Tree Maker and Ancestry will now have two options to explore with future versions.

The full press release is below …

Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December, we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you.

Today, we are pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry.

Software MacKiev
Software MacKiev, with whom we have a long-standing relationship, is acquiring the Family Tree Maker software line as publisher for both Mac and Windows versions. Software MacKiev has been the developer of Family Tree Maker for Mac for more than six years and is thrilled at the opportunity to publish future versions of Family Tree Maker for Mac and Windows.

This new agreement means you will receive software updates and new versions from Software MacKiev, and have the ability to purchase new versions of Family Tree Maker from Software MacKiev as they are released. You will have continued access to Ancestry Hints, Ancestry searches, and be able to save your tree on Ancestry with Family Tree Maker moving forward.

RootsMagic
We have made an agreement with RootsMagic, a leading genealogy desktop software program publisher, to connect Ancestry with the RootsMagic software by the end of 2016. With this new relationship, RootsMagic can serve as your desktop family tree software, while having access to Ancestry hints, Ancestry searches, and the ability to save your tree on Ancestry.

These new agreements will make it possible to preserve your work on Ancestry and Family Tree Maker, and enable future features and benefits to help you discover your family history. Be assured that Ancestry, in cooperation with Software MacKiev and RootsMagic, will continue to support you as you discover your family history.

We ask for your patience as we work diligently through all the details to make these solutions available.

Roots Magic explained what the news means to their users in their blog post.

For more information on Software MacKiev, visit their website:
Software MacKiev: http://www.mackiev.com/

And for more Family Tree Maker products click here, and RootsMagic products click here.

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“Introduction to Family History” with UTAS is on Again http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/introduction-to-family-history-with-utas-is-on-again/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/02/introduction-to-family-history-with-utas-is-on-again/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:01:11 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19098 Want to learn more about your family history? Study online without tuition fees? Well, enrolments are now open … so don’t delay! The University of Tasmania (UTAS) are doing it again. They are offering their hugely popular “Introduction to Family History” online course to everyone who;d like to start. And remember it is free. On completion of […]

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UTAS Introduction to Family HistoryWant to learn more about your family history? Study online without tuition fees? Well, enrolments are now open … so don’t delay!

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) are doing it again. They are offering their hugely popular “Introduction to Family History” online course to everyone who;d like to start. And remember it is free.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
– demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family history principle and planning
– locate and use major family history repositories and records
– critically evaluate sources for accuracy and reliability
– identify and discuss genealogical problems and develop plans for solving them
– present your genealogical work in a manner that is ethical, clearly written and referenced according to the unit guidelines

You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience in family history to do this course, and it runs from 22 February 2016 until 15 April 2016.

Further information (and enrolement) is available on the UTAS website: www.utas.edu.au/familyhistory

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Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – January 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/inspiring-genealogy-blogs-january-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/inspiring-genealogy-blogs-january-2016/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:09:58 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19087 Welcome to 2016 and to my latest Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. The following are a collection of blog posts that I’ve read during the past month that I have found intriguing, useful and/or inspiring and wanted to share with you. In this edition of Inspiring Genealogy Blogs posts we have posts that cover: handwriting, bullying, genealogy […]

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Inspiring Blogs 300Welcome to 2016 and to my latest Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. The following are a collection of blog posts that I’ve read during the past month that I have found intriguing, useful and/or inspiring and wanted to share with you.

In this edition of Inspiring Genealogy Blogs posts we have posts that cover: handwriting, bullying, genealogy myths, copying, genie companies plans for the future, is genealogy expensive, why it is worth your time, and what to do when you find out a suprising/shocking fact about a relative … together with a whole heap more!

So grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and enjoy some great reads.

As I mention every time, I find that reading blog posts helps me keep up with the latest news, products as well as what’s happening in general in the world of genealogy. And if you happen to already follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and to some extent Google+, you already know that I like to share with you the interesting things I read.

Mom, I Thought I Knew You
Have you ever had a conversation in which something innocent is mentioned, but it turns out to be a bombshell. That is what happened to Denise, and it helped make sense of more of her genealogy. Read the full article …

Cursive Writing a Drying Art Form
Shannon of The In-Depth Genealogist decided to take her son with her on a recent research trip, after all he wants to be a historian. However she didn’t count on this comment “Mom, I don’t know how to read cursive handwriting. We don’t have to do that in school.” While she was aware of a number of articles that had been written about this over the past few years, it wasn’t until then that the reality of it hit home. Read the full article …

How to Save Time and Actually FIND the Ancestors You’re Looking For
Lisa Louise Cooke tells us of her own recent experience about not learning how something worked before using, and then wasting time and getting frustrated. She then puts this in the context of genealogy and how if we read the card catalogues of databases, to know what is covered, we could be saved from the same type of frustration. Read the full article …

Has Genealogy Become Too Expensive?
Some would say yes, some would say no, but either way Thomas MacEntee from GeneaBloggers has created “Genealogy Bargains” which lists the current sale items each week. Be sure to follow for the latest. Read the full article …

If You Don’t Put it Online – Your Descendants Will Not Find It
Whether you’ve been researching your family history for 5 years, 15 years, or even 50 years – your search skills have improved year after year. During that time your collection of information of records increases, but the bottom line is “If You Don’t Put It Online – Your Descendants Will Not Find It!” Don’t let all of your research go to waste. Read the full article …

Six Reasons Genealogy is Worth Your Time
The reasons family members start researching their lineage are as varied as the people themselves. Joe from the Treasured Lives blog gives readers six very solid reasons why active study of your genealogy is worth your time and attention. Read the full article …

Copying – Do I Really Have Permission?
Here’s some important questions everyone should consider:
1. Can I upload the handout to last week’s genealogy class online?
2. What about attaching an  image to my ancestor’s profile in my online tree?
3. Can I share someone’s Excel worksheet to a Facebook group?
4. If I cite where I got an item from, does that meet the concept of “fair use?
The Organised Genealogist blog together with DearMyrtle have created a series of YouTube videos covering numerous questions on this topic. Read the full article …

Here’s Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter
Ok, this is actually nothing to do with genealogy. Still it is an interesting article, and it resonates with me. The article starts out by saying “Typing is fast. Handwriting is slow. Weirdly, that’s precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.” Personally I still take handwritten notes at the genie talks I go to. Why? Because I learn better. I know a number of speakers would prefer that you don’t, as they make it very clear their notes will be available afterwards … still this way works for me (and for others obviously). Read the full article …

No (DNA) Bullying
There is a fine line between asking nicely, and becoming a bully – and the same applies when it comes to asking your relatives if they would take a DNA test. Sadly when they are your last hope of getting a test for that branch of the family, and they say “no”, you have to respect that, rather than become a bully. Here’s some wise words on this topic. Read the full article …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch Look Back, then Forward
The Ancestry Insider takes a look at both Ancestry.com’s and FamilySearch’s recent posts about the past year, and announcements of some of what is coming next. Read the full article …

Ten-Minute Methodology: How to Ask Good Research Questions
To be a good researcher you need to focus. And while I know you want to know “everything” possible there is to know about your great great grandma (or whoever),  tackle the questions one-by-one. You’re more likely to get a better result. Read the full article …

My Top 10 Genealogy Myths – Part 1
This is not a new post as it was written in October 12015, however it is a new-to-me-post, and I loved it, and wanted to share it with you. Beth from the Living with Beth blog, has come up with her top 10 genealogy myths, and I have to say she’s spot on. I’m sure I could think of more, but the 10 she’s chosen are all valid. What do you think? Be sure to click on the link to part 2 at the bottom. Read the full article …

Happy reading.

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South Australia’s “Passengers in History” Website Launched http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/south-australias-passengers-history-wesbite-launched/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/south-australias-passengers-history-wesbite-launched/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 02:09:21 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19063 An amazing new resource has just been released for South Australia history and genealogy. Launched on Monday the 25th of January 2016 "Passengers in History" is a welcome addition for anyone with connections to South Australia.

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Passengers in HistoryAn amazing new resource has just been released for South Australia history and genealogy. Launched on Monday the 25th of January 2016 “Passengers in History” is a welcome addition for anyone with connections to South Australia.

Created by the South Australian Maritime Museum, this website brings together two incredible resources. Firstly the passengers database was produced by volunteers at the South Australian Maritime Museum, over a period of 20 years from the passenger lists held at the State Library of South Australia. These contain entries for over 328,000 passengers on 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and 1964. And secondly Ian Nicholson’s three volumes of Log of Logs. These volumes are one of the “key” resources when looking for maritime history in Australia. His books (now in database form, and linked in with each relevant voyage) list details of thousands of ships logs, letters and shipboard diaries of voyages that relate to Australia that exist. Currently volume 1 is done, with volume 2 being worked on at present.

Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AO launching the website

Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AO launching the website

Launched by the Governor of of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AO, he gave a stirring speech recalling how he was one of the early boat-people having arrived in Australia from Vietnam back in the 1970s, and how Australia is so multi-cultural that 45% of people are either not born in this country, or have one parent that isn’t. Incredible stats!

The South Australian Maritime Museum has said that the site is far from being ‘finished’. In fact they will not only continue to add to it, but their site also allows users to contribute to the site.

Register on the site, and you can add entries (ships, ports or passengers) to your “account”, as well as being able to add content to it.

It’s early days for the site, and the SA Maritime Museum are after feedback (good or bad) on how people find the site.

You can contact them by any number of ways:
Phone: (08) 8207 6255
Post: 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015
Email: maritime@history.sa.gov.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAMaritimeMuseum
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAMaritimeMuseu

http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/

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#GenealogySelfie Day, 1 February 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/genealogyselfie-day-1-february-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/genealogyselfie-day-1-february-2016/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:40:00 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19062 This one is for all of those social media lovers out there. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember I’ve written about #AskACurator Day, #AskArchivists Day and #MuseumSelfie Day in the past. All of these social media activities are aimed at making the archives and museums more accessible, and ‘seen’ to […]

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#GenealogySelfie Day - 1 FebThis one is for all of those social media lovers out there. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember I’ve written about #AskACurator Day, #AskArchivists Day and #MuseumSelfie Day in the past. All of these social media activities are aimed at making the archives and museums more accessible, and ‘seen’ to people.

And now it is the genealogists turn!

As researchers, we do tend to research alone a home, or at the archives, society or library. But why not take a selfie while you’re doing it, or take a selfie with a bunch of your geniemates? Or when you attend your next genealogy meeting or event. There’s lots of ideas! But if you’re into selfies, you don’t need me to suggest anything anyway.

So February 1st is now officially #GenealogySelfie Day, and it’s all thanks to ConferenceKeeper and GeneaBloggers! So if you’re on Facebook or Twitter (or other social media outlets), share a selfie on Monday, February 1st with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie.

Here’s their official announcement …

The genealogy community is a friendly and rather social bunch.  They share knowledge, information, documents, research triumphs and struggles, joys, sorrows – even pictures of cats. So why not selfies? Chances are good that if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you have a hefty number of “genealogy” friends – many that you probably have never met in person, but regularly interact with through Likes, Shares, and Comments on one another’s posts.  Peruse your list of “genealogy’ friends and you’ll most likely find that many use a photo of an ancestor, or a baby picture, as their profile pic.  It adds quite the variety to your friends list, but you wouldn’t know them if you ran into them in the vendor hall at a conference, or sat next to them at a workshop. And with RootsTech just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to possibly run into thousands of them in person!

ConferenceKeeper and Geneabloggers are delighted to offer a solution. They are officially proclaiming February 1st as #GenealogySelfie Day – a day for social folks who love genealogy to snap a picture of themselves and share it on Facebook and/or Twitter with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie.  It will be fun to put faces to names, and increase the chances of recognizing one another at RootsTech and other upcoming events and conferences.

So diary date it, and join in the fun for the first ever #GenealogySelfie Day on February 1.

But remember to hashtag it #GenealogySelfie.

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Ancestry’s Australia Day Weekend http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/ancestrys-australia-day-weekend/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/ancestrys-australia-day-weekend/#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:46:43 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19034 Make this weekend one that is dedicated to research, as Ancestry.com.au have just added on heap of new Australian records just in time for Australia Day, and they are making them, and the rest of their Australian records FREE until midnight Tuesday 26th January 2016. The 27 million new records consist of various Australian Directories, […]

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Ancestry AU - Australia Day 2016Make this weekend one that is dedicated to research, as Ancestry.com.au have just added on heap of new Australian records just in time for Australia Day, and they are making them, and the rest of their Australian records FREE until midnight Tuesday 26th January 2016.

The 27 million new records consist of various Australian Directories, Public Service Lists, and Police Gazettes have been added on to Ancestry’s website for the very first time.

So why not take advantage of Ancestry’s free weekend offer, and use these records to help find your Australian ancestors, and find out what they got up to.

Queensland and Victoria, Australian Directories, 1859-1947
http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60845
Images: 233,429
Records: 26,318,691

Australia, Commonwealth Public Service Lists, 1904, 1920
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=60797
Images: 869
Records: 36,882
**This collection from Australia consists of more than 35,000 records of persons who were listed in the 1904 and 1920 publications List of Permanent Officers of the Commonwealth Public Service.

South Australia, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1927-1947
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=60970
Images: 12,889
Records: 355,260
Note: The index for this collection was keyed in AWAP and will be available free without subscription.  Images will remain behind the paywall.

Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60885
Images: 9,960
Records: 272,784
Note: The index for this collection was keyed in AWAP and will be available free without subscription.  Images will remain behind the paywall.

Queensland, Australia, Police Gazette Index, 1881-1945
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60972
Images: 1,899
Records: 416,924
**Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. In this collection of South Australia police gazettes, which spans the years 1927 to 1947, you will find the names of police officers, victims of crime, missing persons, and wanted or released criminals. Personal details reported could include name, aliases, age, height, hair and eye color, distinguishing features, or clothing worn.

To get started, click here
http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/australia2016

 

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Kiama Family, Local and Social History Expo http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/kiama-family-local-and-social-history-expo/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/kiama-family-local-and-social-history-expo/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:31:35 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19036 Kiama is a coastal town 120 kilometres south of Sydney with a very active genealogy group who are understandably getting very excited about their event which is just a few months away now. Date: 16 April 2016 Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm Place: Kiama Pavilion, Bong Bong Street, Kiama Cost: Free So if you are into […]

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Kiama, New South Wales

Kiama, New South Wales

Kiama is a coastal town 120 kilometres south of Sydney with a very active genealogy group who are understandably getting very excited about their event which is just a few months away now.

Date: 16 April 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Place: Kiama Pavilion, Bong Bong Street, Kiama
Cost: Free

So if you are into family history, or are interested in starting, and live anywhere near in New South Wales, Kiama is the place to be on 16 April 2016 as the Kiama Family History Centre is hosting the Kiama Family, Local and Social History Expo. With guest presenters, and an impressive collection of exhibitors, this will a fabulous event.

The guest speakers are:
Ray Thorburn – Assisted & Unassisted Immigration to Australia
Gail Davis – Pandora’s Box: Weird, wonderful & surprising records at the State Archives
Carole Riley – Land records in NSW
Allan Murrin – Using the Latter Day Saints Catalogue on Family Search: an Overlooked Source
Ben Mercer – Ancestry.com.au Using DNA in Family History

Kiama mapAnd the exhibitors are:
Kiama Family History Centre
Bega Valley Genealogy Society
Convict Connections Group
Shoalhaven Historical Society
Biographical Database Australia
State Library NSW
Ancestry
Guild of One Name Studies
Berry Historical Society
Marilyn Rowan Transcription Services
Royal Australia Historical Society
The Ryerson Index
Shoalhaven Family History Society
Joy Murrin Family History Services
Heritage Genealogy
Illawarra Historical Society
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Teapot Genealogy
Berrima Historical Society
Nepean Family History Society
Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents
The Oaks Historical Society
Kiama Historical Society
Southern Sons of Cornwall
Ryde Historical Society & Family History Group
Cathy Dunn of Australian History Research
Families in British Indian Society
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours
Gerringong Historical Society
Milton Ulladulla Family History Society
Laurence Turtle Genealogy Services

Keep up with the latest on this event by following Kiama Family History Centre on Facebook or Twitter, and be sure to check out their website too http://fhc.kiama.nsw.gov.au/

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Findmypast Free Weekend, 22-25 January 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/findmypast-free-weekend-22-25-january-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/findmypast-free-weekend-22-25-january-2016/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:20:20 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=19029 It’s time to clear your calendar, as Findmypast have just announced a FREE WEEKEND for 22-25 January 2016. This is for all of their records (over 8 billion of them), WORLDWIDE, not just Australian, NZ, UK or US … ALL of them, available to everyone to search for free! How good is that? Current subscribers […]

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FMP free weekend 2016

It’s time to clear your calendar, as Findmypast have just announced a FREE WEEKEND for 22-25 January 2016. This is for all of their records (over 8 billion of them), WORLDWIDE, not just Australian, NZ, UK or US … ALL of them, available to everyone to search for free! How good is that?

Current subscribers who have a local (Australian, UK or US) subscription, will be granted World access, and World subscribers will get 3 days added to their subscription.

The following is the announcement from Findmypast

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We’re delighted to announce that from 7am this Friday 22nd until 7am on Monday 25th (EST), our world records* will be available for anyone to view, completely free of charge.

You’ll be able to explore…
– The largest collection of Irish family history records available online
– Passenger lists for ships sailing to and from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA
– An easy to use online family tree builder, which allows you to import and export your tree if you’ve built it elsewhere
– Our Family Tree hints feature, which will suggest potential matches between the ancestors in your tree and records from our archives.
– The fantastic PERiodical Source Index, your reference guide to genealogy publications from all over the United States and beyond
– Millions of records you won’t find anywhere else, including fascinating World War 2 Prisoner of War records, millions of England & Wales Crime records and the incredible British in India collectionT
– The largest online collection of England & Wales Electoral Registers, containing over 220 million names
– Birth, Marriage and Death records dating back to the 18th century
– The largest online collection of UK parish records, dating back to 1538
– Historical newspapers from across the world, including nearly 13 million British newspapers dating all the way back to 1710
– The most comprehensive collection of UK military records anywhere online

… As well as millions of other records that will give everyone the opportunity to explore their family history, and bring their past to life.

We’re here to help you every step of the way. If you’re just getting going, make sure to take a look at our failsafe interview to mine your relatives for clues. You’ll be able to begin populating your tree, and start your hunt for more names to add to it.

If you’re new to exploring our collections you might find our guide to Birth, Marriage and Death records a useful starting point, as well as our new video guides, which offer useful tips on getting started with records, building a family tree, getting started with hints, and much more!

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, or are curious to see what other explorers have discovered in their past, take a look at our discoveries for some ….

Tracing your family history with Findmypast offers you the chance to discover things about the past which shaped who you are today. Start this weekend, and see where your tree takes you.

*Please note that access to the 1939 Register has not been included and pay as you go credits will be required in order to unlock household records. Terms and conditions apply.

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Happy researching!

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Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/gould-genealogy-history-turns-40-in-2016/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:05:21 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18974 2016 is an exciting year for us at Gould Genealogy & History. Why? Because this year our business turns 40. The Big FOUR-OH! This Australian family business started out as Gould Books back in 1976 by Alan and Anthea Phillips who ran it from their home in the Adelaide Hills. 40 years later, with some […]

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2016 is an exciting year for us at Gould Genealogy & History. Why? Because this year our business turns 40. The Big FOUR-OH!

This Australian family business started out as Gould Books back in 1976 by Alan and Anthea Phillips who ran it from their home in the Adelaide Hills. 40 years later, with some name changes along the way, and other brands added in to the mix, it is still owned and operated by the same family, with the 2nd and 3rd generation, now also working there.

Anyone that runs their own business knows the incredible time and effort involved, so I won’t go into that. But I will say that over 40 years, we have seen so many changes in genealogy, and the way it’s done.

We were there when it was all done by hand, pre-computers. We were there when DOS genealogy programs were first introduced, and when the Genealogical Research Directory (GRD) was the “MUST HAVE” book of every researcher. There was a time where our printed catalogue was known as the “bible” of genealogy products. And then of course there’s the introduction of our website, which has seen a number of incarnations over the years.

Over 40 years we have helped so many people with their research, either through products, or through advice given, and hopefully inspired some as well. The road to 40 hasn’t always been easy, yet we are still here, and for that we have to thank our wonderful customers.

THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU …
and here’s to the next 40 years!

If you’d like to find out more about the Gould brands, you can do so here.

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Genealogy Wall Chart Printers http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/genealogy-wall-chart-printers/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/genealogy-wall-chart-printers/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:36:03 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18821 As researchers we spend years collecting the names, dates, photos, stories and other details of our ancestors – but what do we do with it? Leave it on the computer? Why? Why not print it out and show it off? Some write a book, some scrapbook or create other craft items. Others create a chart. […]

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genealogy wall chartAs researchers we spend years collecting the names, dates, photos, stories and other details of our ancestors – but what do we do with it?

Leave it on the computer? Why? Why not print it out and show it off?

Some write a book, some scrapbook or create other craft items. Others create a chart. Why not add in pictures or maps … make it spectacular. And trust me, it’ll certainly get your non-genie friends and family interested and talking about it. Get one to hang on your lounge room wall, or a long one down the hallway. Or maybe you have a reunion coming up, and you need big charts printed for that. Descendant, ancestral, bow tie, butterfly, fan, circle, or direct line … get creative, there’s hundreds of ways to show off your family!!

As a genealogy retailer, a question that we regularly get asked is “who prints genealogy wall charts?”, so I thought it would be worthwhile to create a list. Not focussing on any particular country, this list covers wall chart printers from Australia, UK and the US.

Simply arranged alphabetically for easy reading, be sure to check out the really unique charts at the end of the article.

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GENEALOGY WALL CHART PRINTERS …

Ancestor Circles
http://www.ancestor-circles.com/

Ancestry Graphics & Printing
http://www.ancestryprinting.com/

EEZY Charts
http://eezycharts.com/

Family ChartMasters
https://familychartmasters.com

chart created by Genealogy WallCharts

chart created by Genealogy WallCharts

Family Tree Printing
http://www.familytreeprinting.co.uk/

Genealogy Printers
http://www.genealogyprinters.com/

Genealogy WallCharts
http://www.genealogywallcharts.com/

Heartland Family Graphics
http://www.familygraphics.com/

Heirloom Charts
http://www.printmyfamilytree.com.au/

Keepsake Family Trees
http://keepsakefamilytrees.com/

Maxbal Genealogy
http://maxbal.co.uk/

My Ancestor Chart
http://www.genfindit.com/helpmac.htm

My History
http://www.my-history.co.uk/

The Tree Maker
http://www.thetreemaker.com/samples.html

TreeSeek
https://treeseek.com/

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AND FOR SOMETHING REALLY DIFFERENT …

chart created by Elijahtree

chart created by Elijahtree

DNA 11
http://www.dna11.com/

Elijahtree
http://www.elijahtree.com/

Family Tree Scriptorium
http://www.familytree.net.au/family_trees.html

I (Chart) You
http://www.i-chart-you.com/

My Genus
https://www.facebook.com/MyGenus/

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Garrett Family History – Last Few Copies Available http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/garrett-family-history-last-few-copies-available/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/garrett-family-history-last-few-copies-available/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:02:48 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18962 I believe all self-publishers who’ve been doing it a while know “the” feeling. The feeling where you’ve published a book, and it sold well for a while, but the last few boxes or copies just sit. And they often sit for years. But there comes a time when you just want them gone. This is […]

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I believe all self-publishers who’ve been doing it a while know “the” feeling. The feeling where you’ve published a book, and it sold well for a while, but the last few boxes or copies just sit. And they often sit for years. But there comes a time when you just want them gone.

This is the case with the following book, that I am mentioning.

Colin Garrett is a man who has put decades of work in to create the huge 1100 page book on the lineage of Richard Garrett. But now he is wanting to clear the last few copies of this book. You’ll find all the relevant details below.

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The Family Lineage of Richard Garrett 1804-2006 and the Family Lineage of William and Jane Argent (nee Burling) 1816-2006.

Compiled to be an update (and an enormous one at that) on the first Richard Garrett family history which was produced in 1982. The research on finding descendants of Richard continued, and this volume, published 24 years later, at over 1100 pages is a testament to the research. Afterall it does contain over 100,000 names in the index!

Covering not only Richard, his two wives and partner, and their descendants, this book also contains the lineage of William and Jane Argent (nee Burling). Jane first married William Argent, then married Richard Garrett.

The Introduction states “the intention of producing this family history tree has been to record the line of descendants from Richard Garrett, who appears to have been born around 1804 in the vicinity of Chichester, Sussex, England who with his wife and eight children came to South Australia in 1804 with the aid of assisted passage. Having been married multiple times and having a total of 21 children, the lineage of Richard Garrett is as you would expect large.
– Section 1 Richard Garrett and Mary Ann Allen and their nine children.
– Section 2 Richard Garrett and Jane Argent (nee Burling) and their eight children
– Section 3 Richard Garrett and Mathilda Lohmann (nee Nitschke) and their three children
– Section 4 William Argent and Jane Argent and their six children

Cost of book: (super special clearance price)
$70.00 (exc GST), postage within Australia $15.00 per book
Payment must be made in Australian dollars, and can be paid by cheque or money order.

This title can be ordered direct from:
Colin Garrett, and you can contact him by phone on (08) 8293 7505, or can be collected from Mitchell Park in South Australia.

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Trove’s Old Newspapers – What’s Due in the Next Six Months http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/troves-old-newspapers-whats-due-in-the-next-six-months/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/troves-old-newspapers-whats-due-in-the-next-six-months/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:41:27 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18922 Christmas 2015 has been and gone, and so has the new year and Trove’s old newspaper digitisation team are no longer in holiday mode, as they have set themselves an amazing schedule to digitise almost 100 newspapers during the next six months. The newspaper titles listed below are those that are scheduled to be on […]

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Christmas 2015 has been and gone, and so has the new year and Trove’s old newspaper digitisation team are no longer in holiday mode, as they have set themselves an amazing schedule to digitise almost 100 newspapers during the next six months.

The newspaper titles listed below are those that are scheduled to be on Trove by June 2016. And they suggest that if you are interested in a particular title you may like to subscribe to the web feed which alerts you to new titles as they are added to Trove.

Covering titles from each state, and dates ranging from the early 1800s through until the 2000s, there is an incredible rage in this coming collection. These titles have been funded for digitisation by various contributors which are indicated in square brackets after the title name (see below for the abbreviations).

ACT
– Canberra News (1939-1940); [NLA and selected by ANPL]

NSW
– The Bee of Australia (1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Cobargo Chronicle (1898-1944); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The Colonial Observer (1841-1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Commercial Journal and General Advertiser (1835-1840); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Commercial Journal, General Advertiser & Odd Fellows’ Advocate (1845-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Cumberland Times & Western Advertiser (1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Dispatch (1843-1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Dutch Australian Weekly (1951-1993); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Dutch Weekly (1993-2004); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Examiner (1845-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Free Press & Commercial Journal (1841-1841); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (1874-1908); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The Hunter River Gazette & Journal of Agriculture, Commerce, Politics, & News (1841-1842); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Nambucca News (1909-1911); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The New South Wales Examiner (1842); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Omnibus & Sydney Spectator (1841-1843); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Parramatta Chronicle (1843-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Satirist & Sporting Chronicle (1843); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Sentinel (1845-1848); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Society (29 Jan 1887); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Star (1845-1876); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Star & Working Man’s Guardian (1844-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Sun & New South Wales Independent Press (1843); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP
– The Sydney Dispatch (1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Sydney Free Press (1841-1842); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Sydney Mail (16 March 1932 – coloured / special Bridge edition); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Sydney Record (1843-1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Teetotaller & General Newspaper (1842); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Temora Star (1881-1933); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The Temperance Advocate & Australasian Commercial & Agricultural Intelligencer (1840-1841); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The True Sun & New South Wales Independent Press (1844); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Twofold Bay Magnet (1909-1920); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– Warialda Standard & Northern Districts’ Advertiser (1900-1954); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The Warialda Watchman (1899); [SLNSW Digital Excellence Program]
– The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts & General Literature (1843-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]

QLD
– Beaudesert Times (1908-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Bundaberg Daily New-Mail (1940); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Bundaberg Daily News and Mail (1925-1940); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Bundaberg Mail (1917-1925); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (1892-1917); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Daily Record (1897-1922); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Dalby Herald (1910-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Dalby Herald and Western Queensland Advertiser (1866-1879); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Herbert River Express (1910-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Johnstone River Advocate (1906-1908); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Northern Argus (1865-1874); [NLA and selected by AuNPL]
– North Queensland Register (1892-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (1875-1902); [NLA and selected by ANPL
– Townsville Evening Star (1889-1940); [NLA and selected by ANPL]

SA
– The Areas’ Express (1877-1948); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Australische Zeitung (1875-1916); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Blyth Agriculturist (1908-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Christian Colonist (1878-1894); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Express & Telegraph War Edition (1916-1917); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Eyre’s Peninsula Tribune (1910-1950); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Frearson’s Monthly Illustrated Adelaide News (1880-1884); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Glenelg Guardian (1914-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Harp and Southern Cross (1873-1875); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Illustrated Adelaide News (1875-1880); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Irish Harp and Farmers’ Herald (1869-1873); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Pictorial Australian (1885-1895); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Sport (1911-1948); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Yorke’s Peninsula Advertiser (1878-1922); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Yorke’s Peninsula Advertiser and Miners’ and Farmers’ Journal (1875-1878); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Yorke’s Peninsula Advertiser and Miners’ News (1872-1874); [NLA and selected by ANPL]

TAS
– The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate (1846-1851); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Coastal News and North Western Advertiser (1890-1891); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Deloraine – Westbury Advocate (1893-1894); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The North Western Chronicle (1887-1888); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Teetotal Advocate (1843); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Telegraph (Launceston, 1881-1883); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Tasmanian Colonist (1851-1855); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Van Diemen’s Land Gazette and General Advertiser (1814); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Voice (1931-1953); [NLA and selected by ANPL]

VIC
– Benalla Standard (1921-1925); [Benalla & District Historical Society]
– The Bendigo Independent (1902-1918); [joint sponsorship by SLV and Sidney Myer Fund]
– Countryman (1924-1929); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Farmers’ Advocate: Official Organ of the Victorian Farmers Union (1917-1924); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Goulburn Valley Stock and Property Journal (1916-1942); [joint sponsorship by SLV and Sidney Myer Fund]
– Illustrated Australian Mail (1861-1862); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Kerang New Times (1901-1913); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Kerang Times (1889-1901); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Melbourne Advertiser (1838); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Melbourne Courier (1845-1846); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Melbourne Daily News (1848-1851); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Melbourne Daily News and Port Phillip Patriot (1848); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Melbourne Punch (Dec 10, 1925); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Melbourne Times (1842-1843); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– The Melbourne Weekly Courier (1844-1845); [an ACDP title and redigitised as part of the ANP]
– Port Philip Gazette (1838-1845); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Port Philip Gazette (1851); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Port Phillip Gazette & Settler’s Journal (1845-1850); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (Melbourne) (1845-1848); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– The Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (1839-1842); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Seamen’s Strike Bulletin (Aug 1919); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Sportsman (Melbourne, 1882-1904); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Weekly Times (Melbourne, 1869-1913; 1919-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL]

WA
– The Avon Gazette & Kellerberrin News (1914-1916); [NLA and selected by ANPL]
– Coolgardie Miner (1894-1911; 1913-1954); [NLA and selected by ANPL

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Remember they’re not all there RIGHT NOW, but will added online during the next six months.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

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Acronyms and Abbreviations
ACDP = Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project
ANP = Australian Newspaper Plan
ANPL = Australian Newspaper Plan Libraries
NLA = National Library of Australia
SLNSW = State Library of New South Wales
SLV = State Library of Victoria

 

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Importing Your Family Tree Maker Files into RootsMagic http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/importing-your-family-tree-maker-files-into-rootsmagic/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/01/importing-your-family-tree-maker-files-into-rootsmagic/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2016 06:08:58 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18924 With Ancestry’s announcement of the discontinuation of Family Tree Maker, many users are making the switch to RootsMagic. To help those people (as well as potential new ones), the makers of RootMagic have created the following videos on how to get your old Family Tree Maker files, into RootsMagic. The first video gives instructions for […]

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With Ancestry’s announcement of the discontinuation of Family Tree Maker, many users are making the switch to RootsMagic. To help those people (as well as potential new ones), the makers of RootMagic have created the following videos on how to get your old Family Tree Maker files, into RootsMagic.

The first video gives instructions for versions 2006 and earlier, and the second covers Family Tree Maker’s 2008 to 2014 versions.

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The Year is 1915 … Just 100 Years Ago http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/the-year-is-1915-just-100-years-ago/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/the-year-is-1915-just-100-years-ago/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:03:18 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18905 A hundred years have passed since 1915, and just what was life like back then? I have recently seen two articles doing the rounds on social media (one more UK orientated, with the other very US related), and feel that it is worth sharing. I’ve chosen to reproduce the UK one, however if you’d like […]

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A hundred years have passed since 1915, and just what was life like back then?

I have recently seen two articles doing the rounds on social media (one more UK orientated, with the other very US related), and feel that it is worth sharing. I’ve chosen to reproduce the UK one, however if you’d like to see the US version, you can find it here.

1915 was the era of your parents or grandparents, and as the article says “it will make your mind boggle”! It covers everything from the wages of certain occupations, to the tallest building at the time, what percentage of houses had a bath or telephone at that time, and how much eggs and coffee cost. Did you know that service stations didn’t exist back then, so where was petrol sold? It’s really is a whole different era.

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The year is 1915 “One hundred years ago”. What a difference a century makes!  Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:

 – The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
– Fuel for cars was sold in chemists only.
– Only 14 percent of the homes had a bath.
– Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
– The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
– The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
– The average British wage in 1915 was £15 per year!
– A competent accountant could expect to earn £800 per year.
– A dentist £900 per year.
– A vet between £600 and £900 per year.
– And, a mechanical engineer about £2000 per year.
– More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.
– Ninety percent of all Doctors had no university education!
– Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”
– Sugar cost two pence a pound.
– Eggs were 10 pence a dozen.
– Coffee was five pence a pound.
– Most women only washed their hair once a month, and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
– Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
– The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhoea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
– The American flag had 45 stars.
– The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
– Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
– There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.
– Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and, only 6 percent of all British pupils went to university.
– Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner chemists.
– Back then chemists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” (Shocking?)
– Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help …
– There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.! In 2014 this figure had risen to 14,249.
– In the UK the murder rate in 1915 was 1420. In 2015 it was 537. (Perhaps we are doing something right!)
[copied from the Seniors Travel Newsletter, December 2015]

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Can you imagine what it may be like in another 100 years? And have you thought of writing your own version “what life was like in 2015”? Go ahead, do it … you know it would be great for your descendants and others in years to come.

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Top 15 Blog Posts for 2015 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/top-15-blog-posts-for-2015/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/top-15-blog-posts-for-2015/#comments Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:55:36 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18869 The end of 2015 is now in sight, with Christmas already behind us, though not forgotten (due to eating far more than we should have), so I thought I would take a moment look back to see what have been the top 15 blog posts on this here Genealogy & History News blog. By “top”, […]

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bigstock-Blog-Word-Shows-Blogger-Websit-47506966The end of 2015 is now in sight, with Christmas already behind us, though not forgotten (due to eating far more than we should have), so I thought I would take a moment look back to see what have been the top 15 blog posts on this here Genealogy & History News blog.

By “top”, I am meaning “most views”, and to gauge that I am using Google Analytics. Many of these posts (actually most), weren’t ones that were written in 2015, but rather they are older ones which still get a lot of views.

So in order counting down to the number 1 (top post) we have:

15. Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980, Updated and Free on Ancestry
Ancestry has over 69,000,000 records in their Australian Electoral Rolls collection, which is available to those who subscribe. However as part of Ancestry’s birthday celebrations back in October 2011, they did offer this entire collection free for everyone to view for a limited time.

14. UK Prison Hulk Records 1802-1849 now online
This was a post about Ancestry adding the UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 to their collection online.

13. Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 7 (2015)
This post gave details of the Aussie celebrities who were to be in this season’s WDYTYA, as well as the when and were is was due to start airing.

12. Historical Newspapers on Trove: What’s New and What’s Coming Soon
Any researcher of Australian history knows about Trove, and we all get excited to see what newspapers have recently been digitised, and what is coming soon.

11 Trove Adds More Old Newspapers Online
Yet another article on the latest newspapers added to Trove.

10. How to Organise Your Genealogy: That’s the Big Question!
Need suggestions on how to get your research organised? Have a look here at the various resources available.

9. South Australian Land Records – Online AND Free!
What’s not to love about the South Australian land records being put online? The ORIGINAL images, and they’re FREE!

8. New Zealand Military Records Now Online
This was a post about Ancestry’s addition of NZ military records, which they added on in time for Anzac Day.

7. How to Download a GEDCOM File from Ancestry
This is something that everyone who has their tree online on Ancestry should know how to do. You’ve put your tree up there … but how can you get it down? Gedcom! And here’s instructions on how to do so.

6. Convert Your Family Tree Maker PC files to Mac?
With many people swapping their Windows PC, for a Mac, they wanted to continue suing Family Tree Maker, but weren’t sure how to get their FTM PC files into a format that FTM Mac could read. Here are the instructions.

5. Who Do You Think You Are? US 2015 (Season 6)
I was surprised to see that this post made the list, as it is specific to a particular season of WDYTYA. Still many people looked at it, and I hope they found it useful.

4. South Australian BDM Indexes Now Online
It back in back in February 2012 that GenealogySA announced that they had the SA BDM indexes now available to members on their website. Yet this is still a popular post.

3. 12 “Must-Visit” FREE Websites for Researching Australian Genealogy
Although written back in 2011, this post constantly gets a lot of views.

2. Who Owns What in the Genealogy World?
This post went as close to viral as anything I’ve written has been. I think it was a real eye-opener for many to see what genealogy companies own what.

1. Tasmania Birth, Death & Marriage Records 1803-1933 Now Online
While I’m not surprised that this post made the list, I am totally surprised that it made it’s way to number 1 … as the most looked at post of the year.

 

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State Records of South Australia Reopens Gepps Cross Archives to the Public http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/state-records-of-south-australia-reopens-gepps-cross-archives-to-the-public/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/state-records-of-south-australia-reopens-gepps-cross-archives-to-the-public/#respond Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:26:22 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18861 News that made it’s way through the virtual grapevine today (ie. the internet), is that the State Records of South Australia are now closing their Research Centre which is currently housed in the State Library of SA on North Terrace in the city, and relocating back to their archives centre at Gepps Cross. This seemingly […]

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State Records of South Australia, Cavan Road, Gepps Cross

News that made it’s way through the virtual grapevine today (ie. the internet), is that the State Records of South Australia are now closing their Research Centre which is currently housed in the State Library of SA on North Terrace in the city, and relocating back to their archives centre at Gepps Cross.

This seemingly surprise move comes just 18 months after they closed that facility to the public. You can read about that here.

So for anyone who uses (or is planning to use) the State Records of SA facilities in the near future, be sure to read this …

State Records of South Australia, Cavan Road, Gepps Cross

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State Records’ Research Centre is relocating from the State Library on North Terrace to our main repository at Gepps Cross.

The move will take place during an extended end of year closure from 25 December 2015.  State Records’ Research Centre will reopen at 115 Cavan Road Gepps Cross on Tuesday 19 January 2016.

Consolidating our accommodation will allow us to continue to deliver our services to the public and government agencies with the same level of professional reference assistance, but with improved access to the State’s government archives and the benefit of onsite parking.

Further information about opening hours will be advised in the New Year.

Should you have any queries regarding the above please contact Simon via simon.froude@sa.gov.au.

Ordering records for viewing
State Records stores its records in repositories located at Gepps Cross and Collinswood. Most records can be ordered for viewing and turnaround times are as follows:
– Records ordered before 12pm will be available for viewing at 2pm the same day
– Records ordered between 12pm and 3.30pm will be available for viewing at 10am the next day
– Records ordered after 3.30pm will be available for viewing at 2pm the following day

User registration
– Researchers ordering records for the first time will be asked to register with State Records, and will receive a user ID number and card.
– Researchers who have registered online using the catalogue ArchivesSearch, will need to ask for a user ID card when they visit the Research Centre.

Services available at the Research Centre
– Access to ArchivesSearch along with other guides, finding aids and indexes are available in the Research Centre. State Records staff in the Research Centre can help you by:
– assisting you to search for and order records
– offering search strategies
– explaining how to use ArchivesSearch and other guides, finding aids and indexes
– advising on access restrictions
– referring you to appropriate agencies or organisations
– facilitating access to personal information for rights and entitlement purposes
– providing guidance and advice about records that may be relevant to enquiries
– confirming the accuracy of archival references

Services not provided by State Records
Please note that State Records is unable to offer:
– complex, in-depth or lengthy research
– requests to view, or obtain copies of, original Births Death and Marriage records . Researchers should contact the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office
– research for student assignments.

Researchers unable to attend our Research Centre, or who wish to perform complex research, will need to engage the services of a professional researcher to act on their behalf.

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While the move back to Gepps Cross will certainly disadvantage many, due largely to the respositories location, as it’s nowhere near the city. For others who are able to visit, they will certainly appreciate being able to view records the same day they visit, rather than having to order ahead – something you couldn’t do when the Research Centre was in the city.

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MyHeritage Uploads 46 Million Swedish Household Records http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/myheritage-uploads-46-million-swedish-household-records/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/myheritage-uploads-46-million-swedish-household-records/#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:12:38 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18728 I’ll admit that this isn’t “hot-off-the-press” news. Still it is possible that some missed the accouncement a couple of months ago, so I still wanted to share, because for those with Swedish ancestry it really is HUGE news. In a press release from MyHeritage.com’s Chief Genealogist Officer and Translation Manager, Daniel Horowitz, announced indexed, searchable […]

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I’ll admit that this isn’t “hot-off-the-press” news. Still it is possible that some missed the accouncement a couple of months ago, so I still wanted to share, because for those with Swedish ancestry it really is HUGE news.

In a press release from MyHeritage.com’s Chief Genealogist Officer and Translation Manager, Daniel Horowitz, announced indexed, searchable Swedish Household Records from 1880-1920.

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We all know how hyper-excited those with UK ancestry get at the release of new census records, well … it is that is the same level of excitement here for those with Swedish roots.

The press release says …

We are happy to announce that we’ve added over 46 million Swedish records to MyHeritage SuperSearch. The high quality parish register records, spanning 1880 to 1920, are now available, indexed and searchable online for the first time. These records include information about births, deaths, marriages, addresses and changes in household composition. They provide a unique view into the lives of Swedish people living at that time, making this collection a fantastic family history resource for anyone with Swedish heritage.

Swedish Household Examination Books are the primary source for researching the lives of individuals and families throughout the Parishes of Sweden, from the late 1600s to modern times. The books were created and kept by the Swedish Lutheran Church, which was tasked with keeping the official records of the Swedish population until 1991.

Each book or series of books represents a 3-10 year period of time within a parish. Every year, until 1894, the parish priest would visit each home and test each individual’s knowledge of the catechism. They would also collect information about births, marriages, deaths, where people had moved to or from, etc. Each year the priest would return to update the previously recorded information, noting changes within the population of the home. Because the books were updated annually, families can be traced from year to year, and often from location to location throughout the country.

After 1894, the examinations were replaced by Församlingsbok, records of the Church of Sweden which were used to officially enumerate the population from year to year. The focus on examining doctrinal knowledge of the catechism was removed and instead the records were more focused on enumerating the Swedish population.

The article goes on to explain that the new Swedish records are being added to the more than 6 billion records already online.

MyHeritage goes on to state:

With the help of our Swedish partner, ArkivDigital, we have produced an index of names from the Swedish Household Examination Books consisting of over 5 million full-color and good quality images. This portion of the Swedish Household Examination Books (Husförhörslängder), mostly covers the years 1880-1920, with a few exceptions from the early 1800s and late 1700s.

So for those of you who have a family tree on MyHeritage.com already, you will be receiving Record Matches for all the Swedish individuals in your family tree for the timeframe of the records.

More information about this huge new addition to MyHeritage is contained in a blog post entitled, “46 Million Swedish Household Records Now Available.”

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2016 Legacy Family Tree Webinars Announced http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/2016-legacy-family-tree-webinars-announced/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/2016-legacy-family-tree-webinars-announced/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:42:13 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18835 Webinars are an amazing way to be able to expand your knowledge, and you can learn from some of the world’s best family historians from the comfort of your own home. Now the team at Legacy Family Tree Webinars have announced their schedule of webinars for 2016, and there is an incredible 63 of them! […]

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webinar worldWebinars are an amazing way to be able to expand your knowledge, and you can learn from some of the world’s best family historians from the comfort of your own home.

Now the team at Legacy Family Tree Webinars have announced their schedule of webinars for 2016, and there is an incredible 63 of them! And this time they feature lots of new speakers as well.

Covering everything from technology topics, to organisation, to DNA, the law, photographs and tombstones, learning how to use the online data websites to advantage, and everything else in between. There really is something for everyone.

One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall!

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January 2016
– 6th Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye – 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives by Lisa Louise Cooke.
– 13th Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen.
– 15th Snagit software for Genealogists by Michael Brophy.
– 20th The Basics of Virginia Research by Shannon Combs-Bennett.
– 27th The Paper-Less Genealogist by Denise Levenick.
– 29th MyHeritage – Technologies and Content to Bolster Your Research by MyHeritage.

February 2016
– 10th The Scots-Irish in America by Peggy Lauritzen.
– 17th Getting Started with Microsoft Word by Thomas MacEntee.
– 19th Problem Solving with FANs by Beth Foulk.
– 24th A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0 by Cyndi Ingle.

March 2016
– 2nd The War of 1812 Records – Preserving the Pensions by Michael Hall.
– 4th Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of Your Family History by Diahan Southard.
– 9th How Do I Know That’s My Ancestor? by Amy Johnson Crow.
– 16th The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments by Judy Russell.
– 23rd Introduction to German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau.
– 30th Proof Arguments – How to Write Them and Why They Matter by Warren Bittner.

April 2016
– 6th Getting to Know Findmypast – Your Source for British and Irish Genealogy by Jen Baldwin.
– 8th Confirming Enslaved Ancestors Utilizing DNA by Melvin Collier.
– 13th U.S. Land Records – State Land States by Mary Hill.
– 20th Fire Insurance Maps – The Google Maps of Their Day by Jill Morelli.
– 27th England and Wales – Rummaging in the Parish Chests by Kirsty Gray.

May 2016
– 4th Google Drive for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee.
– 11th Dirty Pictures – Save Your Family Photos from Ruin by Denise Levenick.
– 13th Messages from the Grave – Listening to Your Ancestor’s Tombstone by Elissa Powell.
– 18th Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors by Jim Beidler.
– 25th Discover American Ancestors (NEHGS) by Lindsay Fulton.

June 2016
– 1st Get the Most from AmericanAncestors.org by Claire Vail.
– 8th Researching Your Washington State Ancestors by Mary Roddy.
– 10th Introduction to the Freedmen’s Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji.
– 15th Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks by Peggy Lauritzen.
– 22nd Digging Deeper in German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau.
– 29th Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard.

July 2016
– 6th Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo.
– 13th A Genealogist’s Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett.
– 15th Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby.
– 20th Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke.
– 27th Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega.
– 30th Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones.
– 30th The Germanic French – Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta

August 2016
– 3rd Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee.
– 10th The Battle for Bounty Land – War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk.
– 12th Homestead Act of 1862 – Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett.
– 17th Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow.
– 24th Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan.

September 2016
– 14th The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell.
– 16th Clooz – A Document-Based Software Companion by Rich Thomas.
– 21st How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby.
– 28th Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea.

October 2016
– 5th AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons.
– 12th Time and Place – Using Genealogy’s Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler.
– 14th Finding Your Ancestors’ German Hometown by Ursula Krause.
– 19th Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor’s Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega.
– 26th Flip for Flickr – Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor.

November 2016
– 2nd Analysis and Correlation – Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats.
– 9th Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee.
– 16th Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins.
– 18th Nature & Nurture – Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade.
– 30th Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby.

December 2016
– 7th Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins.
– 14th  From the Heartland – Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby.
– 16th Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher.
– 21st An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner.

http://familytreewebinars.com/

So how do you take part in these webinars? Well, you can sign up with them for a month or a year, and that gives you access to them for that time frame.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is a membership site, and it’s just US$9.95 for a month, or US$49.95 for a whole year. To put that into perspective, that works out to only US$0.79 per webinar, and that’s without even taking in the whole back catalogue which you can view as well. You cannot get any better than that!!

The table below clearly shows what you get for membership …

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up now …

And by the way, you don’t have to watch them ‘live’, as they are still viewable later. So you don’t have to worry about being up at the right time or day or night (whatever time it happens to be in your part of the world), so you won’t miss it.

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Book Now for the “Judy Russell and Paul Blake Downunder” Tour http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/book-now-for-the-judy-russell-and-paul-blake-downunder-tour/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/book-now-for-the-judy-russell-and-paul-blake-downunder-tour/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:16:07 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18797 The Unlock the Past cruises have been known to attract many world renowned guest presenters, and the 10th Unlock the Past cruise which is coming up in February/March 2016 is no different. For this one they are honoured to have Judy G. Russell from the US (also known as The Legal Genealogist), Louis Kessler from […]

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UTP Judy Russell Paul Blake Downunder Tour Map #1The Unlock the Past cruises have been known to attract many world renowned guest presenters, and the 10th Unlock the Past cruise which is coming up in February/March 2016 is no different.

For this one they are honoured to have Judy G. Russell from the US (also known as The Legal Genealogist), Louis Kessler from Canada (creator of Behold Genealogy software & the GenSoftReviews site), and Paul Blake who is a full-time researcher, lecturer and author from England who will all be heading downunder to get some sun, and cruise around New Zealand and Australia for 18 days. For more details on these and the other presenters on this cruise, click here.

The organisers of these cruises know that not everyone can make it on to one, so they are giving you the opportunity to hear some of these incredible presenters at seminars while they are in port.

Each seminar will offer:
– four main presentations by the visiting expert presenters
– other supporting short presentations by local and sponsoring partners
– an exhibition – Gould Genealogy & History (book sales), Unlock the Past (publications and cruises), partner/supporting family history societies and libraries and other sponsors
– special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at each location

The schedule for these seminars are as follows:
Sat 13 Feb – Auckland – Judy Russell & Paul Blake
Thu 18 Feb – Wellington – Judy Russell & Paul Blake
Fri 19 Feb – Christchurch – Paul Blake
Sat 20 Feb – Dunedin – Judy Russell & Paul Blake
Wed 24 Feb – Sydney – Judy Russell & Paul Blake
Fri 26 Feb – Melbourne – Louis Kessler & Paul Blake
Thu 3 Mar – Perth – Judy Russell & Paul Blake
Sat 5 Mar – Brisbane – Judy Russell & Carol Baxter

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The topics covered vary from venue to venue, but some that are covered are:
– No vitals? No problem! Building a family through circumstantial evidence – Judy Russell
– The common poor: transported, indentured, enslaved – Judy Russell
– ABCs of DNA – Judy Russell
– Feme sole, feme covert: women under the common law – Judy Russell
– Just three generations – Judy Russell
– DNA and the golden rule: the law and ethics of genetic genealogy – Judy Russell
– Protestant nonconformity in England and Wales – Paul Blake
– London genealogy: or the metropolitan nightmare – Paul Blake
– Origins of your Irish ancestors – Paul Blake
– A brief history of the photograph – Paul Blake
– Using British probate records to discover the origins of your emigrant – Paul Blake
– How to improve research with source‐based genealogy – Louis Kessler
– How to become a skilled historical detective – Carol Baxter
– Help! which information is correct? strategies for determining historical truth – Carol Baxter

Bookings are open now for the Judy Russell and Paul Blake Downunder Tour seminars.

To view the full details of each seminar, including topics covered, the venue, and pricing (note: it’s cheaper if you pre-book), just click on the links above.

This will be a unique event, and one that you won’t want to miss.

For more details on to whole Judy Russell and Paul Blake Downunder Tour, click here.

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There is Life Beyond Family Tree Maker http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/there-is-life-beyond-family-tree-maker/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/there-is-life-beyond-family-tree-maker/#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2015 02:58:11 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=18808 The big news of the week has to be Ancestry’s announcement about discontinuing Family Tree Maker. That was a bombshell that no-one saw coming, and the genealogy bloggers and social media world have gone into overdrive since the moment it was announced. Here are links to just a few of the many posts on this […]

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The big news of the week has to be Ancestry’s announcement about discontinuing Family Tree Maker. That was a bombshell that no-one saw coming, and the genealogy bloggers and social media world have gone into overdrive since the moment it was announced.

Here are links to just a few of the many posts on this topic, including Ancestry’s own:
Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software
More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software
3 Things to Consider with the End of Family Tree Maker
What Ancestry’s Retirement of Family Tree Maker Software Means for You
More on Ancestry’s planned cull of Family Tree Maker

While many users are jumping up and down wondering how Ancestry could do such a thing, even starting up “Save Family Tree Maker” petitions, others are using this as an opportunity to move on and start again with something new.

As a reseller of genealogy software, we have a range of programs and wanted to remind customers that there ARE other programs besides Family Tree Maker. If you are a Family Tree Maker user, and still wish to have your tree on your own computer, without it necessarily being online, we have programs for you.

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Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7

 

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