Applications are now open for the Your Community Heritage program, which is Government initiative to support community heritage across Australia. This is an Australia-wide offer aimed at organisations preserving Australia’s heritage.
A third Kelly family reunion is planned to mark the 175th anniversary of the arrival of William and Jane Kelly in South Australia. William Kelly (1804-1888) and his wife Jane (1819-1893), left the Isle of Man in July 1838 for South Australia, where they arrived on 1 December 1838. They came soon after to what became Cudlee Creek …
Passenger lists. They are something that every genealogist hunts for. Some are easy to find, while others aren’t and for those ones we swear that our ancestors either swam or arrived via spaceship. But let me tell you about the wonderful thing the Queensland State Archives have done.
February 2014 is when Unlock The Past’s 4th History & Genealogy Cruise is scheduled to leave Sydney. Now a major part of why the Unlock the Past cruises are so good is because of the guest speakers. Afterall you can’t really have a genealogy cruise without them can you? And this cruise most certainly takes the cake for the speakers. With 6 international speakers, and 12 from Australia this will be a cruise like no other.
Did any of your ancestors work on building the Great Ocean Road? If so, you’ll be interested to know about a Project that the Portland Family History Group is working on, that is recording details of all of those who worked on, or even those who helped the workers along the way, to enable them to build this iconic part of Australia.
The Echuca-Moama Family History Group are compiling a new volume in their “Families of the Echuca and Moama Districts” series, and are now taking submissions for their 4th volume.
If you have a passion for history and/or genealogy in Australia or New Zealand, grab a copy of Inside History Magazine Issue 7 (Nov-Dec 2011). This is a magazine you will read from cover-to-cover. With articles such as preservation, cemetery flowers, apps, key events in history, and Maria Island as a start …
Calico Pie, the publisher’s of Family Historian, the UK’s leading genealogy software program, have just announced that Family Historian version 5 is coming soon. The new version is due for release in February 2012, but thanks to a Christmas offer, anyone who buys Family Historian 4 now will get a free upgrade to version 5 when released.
For a highlight this week we’ve chosen to highlight a book that has just been released, which tells the story of the men and women from Kapunda, South Australia who volunteered for the Australian Army in World War I. ‘Storm’ is very timely with Remembrance Day later this week.
Along with the beginning of a new month, comes the November issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections Magazine. Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2011, so it seems apt that a military theme runs throughout this November issue.
The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is a UK-based society founded in 1911. As do most Societies, it has a quarterly journal. The “Genealogists’ Magazine” was first produced in 1925, and is STILL produced today. We have been fortunate enough to be asked to find 20 years of this exclusive magazine a good new home.
Genealogists are known for their generosity with time, advice, look-ups and sharing information. Now thanks to an initiative of Australian genealogist, Judy Webster, we all have another way to share. She’s created the ‘Genealogists for Families’ Project through Kiva, which helps those in need with small loans.
October 23 (this coming weekend) marks the start of Victoria’s History Week for 2011, and if you are a history or genealogy buff (which no doubt was scheduled on your calendar months ago) you’ll be loving the opportunity to spend the week travelling back in time, discovering Victoria’s amazing history.
On 19 February 1942 war came to Australia. Dubbed the ‘Pearl Harbour’ of Australia, Darwin was subjected to two raids by the Japanese within an hour of each other. Unlock the Past is teaming up with Clean Cruising, our travel/cruise partner, and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, to organise a War Comes to Australia: WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour in February 2012.
Well we’ve reached the latter part of the year, and that seems to be when SBS screen their Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show. Today they announced who the celebrities for this year’s Season 4 will be …