Ancestry’s MyCanvas Finds a New Home

Back in June 2014 Ancestry announced the closure of a number of related sites, one of those being MyCanvas. Now some good news for MyCanvas users is that it is sticking around as Alexander’s who are the printers of the photo books have now taken over MyCanvas.

Join the Genealogy World Photo Day Challenge 2014

“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.” That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.

TMG to be Discontinued! What Should I Do?

Wholly Genes, the developers of The Master Genealogist (TMG), announced in late July 2014 that the decision has been made to discontinue The Master Genealogist. A number of people have since written asking what they should do.

South Australian Passenger Lists 1840s-1890s Now Online

Findmypast have had their Passenger Lists Leaving the UK 1890-1960 online for quite some time now, but their brand new release of over 150,000 South Australian passenger lists records covers the years 1847-1886, filling in that very important gap of when so many emigrated.

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21 Million Irish Birth, Death & Marriage Records Added to Findmypast.com.au

Findmypast.com.au just added 21 million new Irish Birth, Death and Marriage records (1800s-1950s) to its already extensive collection of historical records, and making 60 million Irish records available online on Findmypast.com.au.

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Highlight: Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885

If you are researching anyone in South Australia who arrived or was born in South Australia prior to 1885, you NEED this CD. The Biographical Index of South Australian (or BISA as it is commonly known) is one of the key resources that researchers use.

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BillionGraves gets Bigger and Better

It was only a few days into 2013 when news emereged that BillionGraves had been sold to Otter Creek Holdings, which is a working strategic partner with American Granite and Memorials, Inc. and American Monument (Utah). Otter Creek Holdings and their affiliate, American Monument, understands the connection people have to families’ headstones – they work with them every day. So BillionGraves could not have asked for a better home!

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 14 (Jan-Feb 2013) is Out Now

Outlaws and legends: the January-February edition (issue 14), our crime special, has arrived! Ned Kelly’s secret love? A descendant of the iconic bushranger’s alleged flame puts forward his case Discover your family history to trace lawbreaking ancestors with Shauna Hicks’s guide to criminal records Delve into 1930s murder mysteries with award-winning crime authors Stephen Orr and Sulari …

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Help Transcribe the National Archives of Australia’s Records with arcHIVE

Do you have some spare time? Would you like to see more Australian records readily available online? If you answered yes to both, the National Archives of Australia (NAA) are looking for people like you to help transcribe their records. While they already have millions of records online and searchable using RecordSearch, there are still throusands (if not millions) more unindexed.

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Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013 Announced

I know it is still early January, but GenealogyInTime Magazine have just released their list of Top 100 genealogy sites for 2013. Having done their annual review, they have ranked the top 100 genealogy websites from around the world. Many old favorites made the list, as well as some interesting new genealogy websites.

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Paul Milner is Coming to Town

Paul Milner is coming to town … that’s right, he’s leaving the cold winter of the northern hemisphere behind, jumping on a plane, and heading down under to see some sun. And no doubt he’ll see plenty in the 3 weeks (or so) that he’s here. Now some of you may not know who Paul is, so let me tell you …

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DNA & the Pandora Shipwreck Project

A new web site details the search for the living male descendants of the 35 men who died on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 during the wrecking of the Pandora. The intention is to find matching DNA (Y) signatures to sequences recently obtained from 3 skeletons recovered from the Pandora wreck in the 1990s.

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#GENCHAT – Genealogy Twitter Chats

#GENCHAT is coming. This is the innovative idea from three ladies who are in the genealogy industry, who are going to help answer your genealogy questions through Twitter. Starting on Friday Jan 25 at 9pm CST US time, which is Saturday Jan 26 2pm EDT Australian time, the sessions will be held every fortnight.

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Legacy Family Tree Announces it’s 2013 Webinar Schedule

Increase your genealogy knowledge with genealogy webinars. Legacy Family Tree have just announced their schedule for 2013 which includes everything from DNA, to recording voices, colonial immigrants, blogging for beginners, hidden resources every genealogist should know, and mind mapping your research plans and results … plus a heap more!

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Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – December 2012

The end of December is here, and as December is notoriously busy for us at Gould Genealogy & History, I didn’t get to as much blog reading in the past month as I would have liked. Still of those that I did read, I found fascinating and inspiring and would like to share with you. DNA, FamilySearch Books, and Camera vs Scanner are are few of the topics this month …

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Download Inside History Magazine’s Best of 2012 in their 2012 Annual

Our favourite stories from 2012 are now available in the the first ever digital annual edition of Inside History Magazine!
That’s right, you can download Inside History Magazine’s Best of 2012 in their 2012 Annual.

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Genealogist’s Christmas Eve

‘Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread, With pedigree charts and with letters which said…