Boxing Day is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With this in mind, findmypast.co.uk and Genes Reunited will be taking part in this year’s Start Your Family Tree Week. From Boxing Day 2011 right through to New Year’s Day they will have special offers every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts and competitions.
You’ll be pleased to know that findmypast, who are one of the world’s leading online genealogy data websites, is holding ”Start Your Family Tree Week” again. Every day from 26 December to 1 January, findmypast will share hints and tips on how to start your family tree, and they will make sure you know how to get the most out of their records.
In amongst the pile of mail and supplier parcels we’ve received recently, the latest Australian Family Tree Connections magazine arrived. This December issue quite naturally has a Christmas theme, while still providing readers with an interesting array of articles for their holiday reading.
A genealogist, a speaker, a genealogy tour guide, and owner of a genealogy bookstore, as well as being as active member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Jan Gow is well-known throughout the genealogy community, and she’s one of the guest speaker on the 4th Unlock the Past cruise.
We’ve come to end of November, and during that period I have read a heap of wonderful blog posts that I want to share with you. We cover stuff like etiquette at cemeteries, the value of ‘events’ for a genealogist, FamilySearch’s lookup service, a new genealogy disease, who owns the rights to a photograph, calendars, dying and your online presence and a heap more.
Christmas time is approching, and for many that means a busy, busy Christmas Day, followed by some time off afterwards. My copy of the January 2012 Australian Family Tree Connections magazine has arrived just time for some holiday reading.
We all know Christmas is coming … though way too fast for many of us. But like it of not, it will be here very soon. I’d been wanting to write some kind of Christmassy post, but hadn’t decided what to so, until I stumbled upon a post today by Diane Lynn Tibert… and rather than ‘reinvent the wheel’ … I thought I’d share her (Genealogy) Christmas Wish List with you.
The interest in Australian military history and research continues to grow at an astonishing rate, and with it comes the availability more resources online. I kept coming across a number of smaller, but very useful and fascinating military websites, so I started to compile them into a list. So the 51 links listed here for Australian Military History and Research, is my list to far.
If you are new to Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it efficiently. Here’s a list of the User Groups around Australia.
The management and staff at Gould Genealogy & History would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
2011 has been a busy year for the Unlock the Past team. Along with four History & Genealogy Expos, and two History & Genealogy Cruises, they’ve produced another 11 books this year, including two in November 2011. It is these two new books that I wanted to let tell you about …
As 2011 draws to a close, and 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Unlock the Past team are needing to finalise the content that will be in the next edition of their “History and Genealogy 2012″ Handbook. December 15th is the cut-off date for articles to be submitted, while December 31st is the final date for adverts and vouchers, and any Directory updates.
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.
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 …