“The Forgotten Times” is a brand new Australian digital-only history (and genealogy) magazine. Produced by a team of journalists dedicated to quality writing with a love of history and a combined experience of 70 years, ‘The Forgotten Times” is already attracting expert writers from the industry keen to contribute.
RootsMagic is one of the leading genealogy software programs out there for the PC. Having released RootsMagic 6 just over a year ago, the team at RootsMagic continue to add and improve their program, and have just released another update for users of RootsMagic.
There’s no doubt that 2014 is the year military historians have been working towards for years as it marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War 1. The Great War. The “war to end all wars”. As you can imagine there are literally thousands of World War 1 projects going on right around the world. Some big, some small. All important in recording history. And it’s going to be hard keep up with them all, but through a series of “World War 1 Projects” posts I shall share at least some of them with you.
Historypin is kind of like “Google Maps meets Pinterest” as it allows you to attach photos, stories and even movies to places. Use it to add your own images, or use it to search for an area you’re interested in, the choice is yours.
You’ll be pleased to know that findmypast, who are one of the world’s leading online genealogy data websites, is holding ”Start Your Family Tree Week” again. Every day from 26 December to 1 January, findmypast will share hints and tips on how to start your family tree, and they will make sure you know how to get the most out of their records.
November flew by, and we’re racing towards the end of the year. And somehow in amongst the busyness I found time to read some blogs – some that I call ‘Inspiring Genealogy Blogs’ that I’d like to share with you. I find that reading blog posts helps me keep up with the latest news, products and generally what’s happening in general in the world of genealogy …
The Australian NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Family History App is the cornerstone of building your New South Wales family tree. Find out more about your ancestors. Where they were born, where they got married, where and when they died. Are there any secrets in your family for you to uncover? Don’t leave any relatives unfound.
YouTube is an amazing place to find ‘genealogy-related’ videos, and while browsing recently I came across a few Introduction to Family Tree Maker 2012 videos, which I know many people will find VERY useful. So here’s the first couple of videos in the series here.
‘Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians’ is a brand new book that will be hitting the shelves shortly, and will no doubt make it under many Christmas Trees this year as well. This is the PERFECT book for learning about what to do, and what not to do with your digtal images, and encompasses your digital photos, as well as the photos and documents you scan.
Issue 13 of Inside History Magazine out now, and this issue is their “Remembrance and discovery” edition. In it Ross Coulthart reveals how he unearthed 1000s of glass plate images of Aussie WWI soldiers in France, and experts talk us through the process of identifying WWI soldiers through photos. We learn of the discovery of two Macquarie-era maps charting a lost city in inland NSW …
For this highlight, let me introduce you to a new book that has recently been published. Tales from Bush Graves recounts the stories of 218 people who met their death in the Queensland bush, with most of these were caused by fever, accidents, suicide, and murders. The stories have been reconstructed from the actual inquests, with many including newspaper accounts of the day.
There is no doubt that findmypast have become a dominant player in the genealogy data online scene. This introduction to findmypast Australia/New Zealand video gives you a little rundown on some of the types of records you can find on their Australian site.
Last week I announced that we would be having t-shirts available for the 3rd History & Genealogy Cruise which is coming up in February 2013, and I put out the call for slogans to go on the back. We have had 25 slogans submitted, so now it’s your turn. You get to vote for your favouite slogan or slogans (you can choose as many as you like). Voting will close on Wednesday 21st November.
What happens when the techonology and genealogy industries collaborate on a conference … ROOTSTECH, that’s what!!! The world’s biggest genealogy technology conference is on again. And now into it’s 3rd year seems to be getting better-and-better each year. Who from Australia is going?
Make yourself known as an Unlock the Past cruiser on the 3rd History & Genealogy Cruise by wearing an Unlock the Past Cruise souvenir t-shirt. We had these available for the 1st cruise and they looked fabulous, were comfortable, and helped people identify members of ‘our’ group, which when you’re on a ship that carries thousands of people, it is nice to be able to find others in our group.