Gould Genealogy’s “Giant Directories Sale”

directories - Melbourne Sands & McDougall 600 Directories are a key source of information for researchers, be it family history, local history or social history. Street directories, business and trade directories, agricultural directories, motoring directories, medical directories, even telephone directories and a newspaper one… every one of these is a possible research tool. You can find not only names, but addresses and […] Continue reading →

Election Junk Mail is Actually Useful

election ephemera Australians head to the polls again on 2 July 2016, and as happens each election, between now and then we are bombarded with electoral material – flyers, brochures, how-to-vote info, banners, posters and more. However if you’re like me, you probably don’t take a whole lot of notice of it, and the junk mail and […] Continue reading →

Take the Findmypast #TreeChallenge

Findmypast #TreeChallenge Findmypast have issued the #TreeChallenge … Add your tree and get 1.8 billion free records this week If you haven’t discovered the power of Findmypast’s record matching yet, why not give it a go now. Either start a tree, or upload one, and see what records it comes up with that match the names on […] Continue reading →

Congress 2018

logo - Congress 2018 1000 Congress, the once-every-three-years event is the BIG one for Australian and New Zealand genealogy. Organised by the Australasian Federation of Family History Societies (AFFHO), and the dates for the next one (the 15th) which will be held in Sydney in 2018, have just been in released. The following was an announcement from the Society of […] Continue reading →

National Family History Month, 1-31 August 2016

logo - NFHM 2016 National Family History Month (NFHM) is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). NFHM has been an annual event in Australia and New Zealand since August 2006, originally organised as National Family History Week, which was held during the first week of August. But due to its ever increasing popularity, NFHM […] Continue reading →

13th Unlock the Past Cruise: Papua New Guinea

13th Unlock the Past cruise map #1 After a busy schedule of 3 cruises during 2016, Unlock the Past cruises are taking it a little easier in 2017 with just one scheduled. Having been around Australia, to New Zealand, to the Pacific Islands, around the UK and Europe, their 13th cruise is something totally different. This one goes from Brisbane to Papua […] Continue reading →

Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – April 2016

Inspiring Blogs Welcome to my latest Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. The following are a collection of blog posts that I’ve read during the past few months 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: scanning photos and documents, sources, […] Continue reading →