Genealogy & History News http://www.gouldgenealogy.com Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:28:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.1 #MuseumSelfie Day, 18 January 2017 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/museumselfie-day-18-january-2017/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/museumselfie-day-18-january-2017/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:22:51 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20587 #MuseumSelfie Day was started as a way of getting people to museums, experiencing some culture, having a day out, and sharing a selfie of themselves while they there, partly to show off some of the Museums collection. The concept was announced, the day happened, and it went crazy all around the world. And people had […]

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4 Days FREE Access to 1.9 Billion Records on Findmypast http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/4-days-free-access-1-9-billion-records-findmypast/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/4-days-free-access-1-9-billion-records-findmypast/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:01:21 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20580 Leading family history website, Findmypast, has just announced that their entire collection of birth, marriage, death (BDM) and census records will be completely free to search from 12-15 January! So what are you waiting for?

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Save 10% on a Living DNA Kit http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/save-10-living-dna-kit/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/save-10-living-dna-kit/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:00:50 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20575 Save 10% on an ancestry DNA test like no other at Living DNA for a limited time. Your family ancestry is broken down across 80 worldwide regions, with British ancestry broken down into 21 regions.

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New Family Tree Maker – Free Update http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/new-family-tree-maker-free-update/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/new-family-tree-maker-free-update/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:50:12 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20548 It took a while, but finally the free update from Family Tree Maker 2014 and Family Tree Maker Mac 3 has been released, and here's where you get it from ...

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Trove: What’s New and What’s Coming http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/trove-whats-new-whats-coming/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/trove-whats-new-whats-coming/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:18:36 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20487 The digitisation team at the National Library of Australia continue to keep busy scanning, adding new (old) newspapers to the ever-expanding Trove. The Trove website currently contains a total of over half a billion (526,562,533) records ...

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A New Year, and New (Old) Records! http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/a-new-year-and-new-old-records/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/a-new-year-and-new-old-records/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:56:24 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20558 As of 1 January 2017, hundreds of historic records from the Victorian State Government archives have been made public as part of PROV’s annual opening of officially closed records. Court records, hospital records, accident claims ...

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GenSoftReviews Top Genealogy Software for 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/gensoftreviews-top-genealogy-software-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/gensoftreviews-top-genealogy-software-2016/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:45:11 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20543 The 8th annual Users Choice Awards have been announced at the GenSoftReviews website based on 750 reviews submitted by users during 2016. So what came out top? You might be surprised ...

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Australian Family Tree Connections – December 2016/January 2017 Issue Out Now http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/australian-family-tree-connections-december-2016january-2017-issue-now/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2017/01/australian-family-tree-connections-december-2016january-2017-issue-now/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:26:53 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20540 2017 has arrived, and so has the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine. In this Christmas/New Year issue you’ll find articles, advice, and can you help queries together with new products, new records online, events and more.

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Who’s Ready for the Genealogy Do-Over? http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/whos-ready-genealogy-doover/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/whos-ready-genealogy-doover/#respond Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:50:49 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20497 Are you in a muddle with your research? Do you really know what records you have got? Do you think you could and should have cited your sources better? And what about organisation, do you know where to find anything? If you find yourself agreeing with any of these question, maybe it is time for a "Genealogy Do-Over".

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How Do I Start My Family Tree? http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/start-family-tree/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/start-family-tree/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:33:07 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20493 How do I start my family tree? It's an important question, and one that we've all asked back when we started. And no, you don't go to a certain website, type in a name, and your whole history pops up! You start at the beginning, with yourself.

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Good News For Trove! http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/good-news-trove/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/good-news-trove/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:37:00 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20451 Finally some good news Trove. Yesterday the Federal Government announced that "Trove will receive $16.4 million over the next four years from 2016-17." This will be for the digitisation of records, and upgrade of infrastructure.

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Living DNA, a New Player in the Genealogy DNA Field http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/living-dna-new-player-genealogy-dna-field/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/living-dna-new-player-genealogy-dna-field/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:08:28 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20418 When it comes to DNA testing I’m sure you’ve all heard of AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and even the relatively new MyHeritage DNA – but have you heard of Living DNA? No? Well let me introduce you to them. Living DNA is a company that has worked with a team of genetic experts who […]

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Biographical Database of Australia Adds 250,000 New Records http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/biographical-database-australia-adds-250000-new-records/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/biographical-database-australia-adds-250000-new-records/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:07:26 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20460 I first wrote about the Bigraphical Database of Australia (BDA) about 3 years ago when they launched with 500,000 records. You can read about that here. Since then they have been growing steadily, and I’ve just received the following announcement from the them  … “We are pleased to advise that in recent days new datasets, listed below, were added to […]

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12 Australian Genealogy Blogs You Should Be Following http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/12-australian-genealogy-blogs-following/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/12-australian-genealogy-blogs-following/#comments Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:38:48 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20415 There are millions of blogs out there … on just about any topic that you can think of, including family history, genealogy and history. But which ones should you follow? Back in 2013 Jill Ball and Inside History Magazine put together a listing of the Top 50 Blogs You Need To Read, and I must […]

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Family Gatherings, Are You Prepared? Part 2: Questions to Ask http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/family-gatherings-prepared-part-2-questions-ask/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/family-gatherings-prepared-part-2-questions-ask/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:26:08 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20409 So you’ve made it to your family gathering … and you’re doing the usual catch-up of who’s done what over the past year … and sometime during the afternoon the opportunity arises to ask some of the more interesting questions, the one’s more genealogically relevant! Or at least historically anyway. So it pays to be […]

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars 2017 Schedule Announced http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/legacy-family-tree-webinars-2017-schedule-announced/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/legacy-family-tree-webinars-2017-schedule-announced/#respond Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:34:56 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20370 Webinars are a fabulous way to learn, and the beauty of them is that you can do it from your own home, at your own time. Legacy Family Tree Webinars have released their 2017 schedule, and registration is now open for these 76 classes. Topics range from genealogy technology, to DNA, to in-depth research methodologies, […]

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International Volunteer Day 2016 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/international-volunteer-day-2016/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/international-volunteer-day-2016/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:18:32 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20393 December the 5th is International Volunteer Day. This event is celebrated around the world, as it is a day to recognise the efforts of all the volunteers who graciously give their time to help out in so many ways in so many industries.

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Family Gatherings, Are You Prepared? Part 1: Things to Take http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/family-gatherings-prepared-part-1-things-take/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/family-gatherings-prepared-part-1-things-take/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:10:41 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20349 The end of the year is certainly the time for family gatherings, be it Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's or some other day around then. But are you as a family historian, prepared?

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8.5 Million New South Wales Passenger Lists Go Online http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/8-5-million-new-south-wales-passenger-lists-go-online/ http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2016/12/8-5-million-new-south-wales-passenger-lists-go-online/#respond Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:54:15 +0000 http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/?p=20367 A new addition to the Findmypast.com.au website is the addition of 8.5 million records of New South Wales Passenger Lists. Covering both both assisted and unassisted passengers and covering the period from 1826 through to 1900.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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