Pic Scanner: Scan with Your iPhone or iPad

We all know that Smartphones are more than just a portable phone these days. And no doubt you know that you can use your phone as a scanner, but have you tried Pic Scanner? This is an app that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

Look Who Turned Five!

Can you believe it … a few days ago this blog turned five! That’s right. “Genealogy & History News” has been spreading the news to the genealogy world for five whole years now.

Congress: 12 Reasons Why You Should Go!

If you are only going to attend one genealogy event in Australia during 2015, be sure to make it the “14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry” otherwise known simply as “Congress” which is Australia’s largest genealogy conference.

71 New Historical Newspaper Titles Added to Trove

Trove’s historical newspaper collection is world class. 14 million pages from over 700 Australian newspapers. And it’s FREE! What’s not to love? The latest update on Trove has the Australian genealogy world jumping for joy, as they have just uploaded images to another 71 titles to their historical newspaper collection.

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Records

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.

General

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.

Events

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 …

Apps

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…

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: The Scottish Australasian 1910-1918

First published in Dec 1909 the “Scottish Australasian”, the journal’s aim was “to help the young folk of Scottish parentage to better understand the history, literature and songs of the land of their forefathers”. Listing articles on a wide range of topics, including articles on well known Scots in Australasia, songstresses, war heroes, ships of long ago, obituaries, the clans, and much more.

Apps

RootsMagic App Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

The big genealogy news to hit the genealogy grapevine that is the social blogisphere, is that RootsMagic have just released an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so RootsMagic users, you can now take your data with you!!

Events

Unlock the Past’s 4th History & Genealogy Cruise is Announced & Calls for Papers

It’s only a couple of months until the Unlock the Past crew, together with about 150 other keen genealogists will be sailing out of Sydney on the 3rd History & Genealogy Cruise. Meanwhile plans are well underway for the 4th History & Genealogy Cruise planned for 2014, and here’s some sneak peek details

Products

Highlight: Copper Brought them Here: Pioneers Buried at Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo

This book is a collection of 170 citations or biographies which were presented at the Dressing the Graves ceremonies at the Kernewek Lowender from 2000-2011. Each biography contains fascinating accounts of emigration, life, love, marriage, children and death.