7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

7th cruise - Astor ship The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more. Continue reading →

Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

logo - Irish Archives Resource The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website. Continue reading →

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find-A-Grave-100-million-photos Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave. Continue reading →

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

askacurator Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions … Continue reading →

Inside History Magazine – Issue 24 (Sep-Oct 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine - 2014-09 Inside History Magazine’s issue 24 is out now, and it is another cover-to-cover read. This issue overs DNA testing, top 50 genealogy blogs, choosing genealogy software, getting clues in photographs from millinery, the latest news on the Sydney’s archaeology digs. And don’t forget to enter their competition to win the chance to see your ancestor on the front cover of a upcoming issue … Continue reading →

Family Historian: An Alternative to The Master Genealogist (TMG)

Family Historian 5 For nearly 20 years The Master Genealogist has been a favourite genealogy program for those wanting the most advanced product to record and present their family history research. Sadly the developer recently announced the end of the road for this program. Some TMG users will continue to use it for some time to come. Others will want to change to an alternative. Family Historian has for … Continue reading →

Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

Inspiring Blogs 300 August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more. Continue reading →