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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Project “Chronicle Scarborough” Needs Your Help

Scarborough is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, and is located approximately 14km northwest of the city centre. This suburb and was named after the English beach resort Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. The lovely people from Storyfire have introduced me to “Chronicle Scarborough”. This is a brand new exciting project, that aims at documenting the history of this Perth suburb, and they need your help.

Family History Through the Alphabet

Family History Through the Alphabet – Q is for …

We continue to work our way through the alphabet, and this week we’re up to Q in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. So do you have a special ancestor, a place, or a thing relating to your own family history that starts with the letter Q that’s you’d like to write about, the choice is entirely yours … and throughout this Challenge, we’ve had so many great topics already.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – September 2012 Issue Out Now

September arrives this weekend, and the September 2012 Issue of Australian Family Tree Connections magazine has arrived in time for some weekend reading. With a whole bunch of articles, a number of Can You Help? queries, a Guest Society, and the Computers and Genealogy section which has a heap of websites for your to discover – there’s weekend reading for you.

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Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2012

Welcome to my first Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. This will be me sharing posts from others with you, they will be posts I find inspiring, posts that make you think, and posts that are just way cool. After spending time reading so many blogs, I thought I’d find a few of my fav’s each month and share them with you here.

Records

Access 200 Million Immigration Records FREE until Sunday

Ancestry.com.au have just announced that they are giving you FREE Access to 200 million immigration records until Sunday, 26 August 2012 (11.59pm AEST). The collections cover Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, the United States and Europe, and they include passenger lists, convict transportations, passport records, naturalisation records, border crossing lists, crew lists and a whole bunch more.

Family History Through the Alphabet

Family History Through the Alphabet – P is for …

Welcome to the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge again, this week’s special is the letter P. As with each week, the one rule of this Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something relating to your family history, and this weeks letters is ‘P. So a place, a person, or a thing relating to family history that starts with the letter P, the choice is entirely yours … and throughout this Challenge, we’ve had so many great topics already.

Products

Father’s Day Offer: 50% off Google Your Family Tree

If you’re stuck with what to give your genealogy-mad dad for Father’s Day, we have the p-e-r-f-e-c-t gift. If he doesn’t have a copy of Google Your Family Tree, trust me this is the go. Pretty much everyone knows (in general) how to use Google, but trust me this book will give you a whole new level of knowledge on how to REALLY search, as well as teach you things that you didn’t even know Google could do.

Records

Join Scott Hicks and Help Save South Australia’s Historic Films

A story in The Advertiser last weekend was about how Director, Scott Hicks is lending his star power in a bid to help save historic South Australian films that are at risk of being lost forever. The State Library of South Australia has a film collection which includes Super 8 and 16mm films. To preserve and share the more than 7500 films, the Library’s In-House Digitising project requires a $200,000 digital film scanner.

Family Tree Maker

What’s Happening with Family Tree Maker 2013?

We’ve been starting to get inquiries from customers asking us “what’s happening with Family Tree Maker 2013? and “when do you expect to have it”? Well, now we finally have some answers for you … Ancestry.com has quietly announced there will be no major upgrade for Family Tree Maker this year. However, they do plan on adding numerous improvements to the current Family Tree Maker 2012.

Societies

Australian History News – August 2012

It has been quite a while, but I’ve decided to resurrect my Australian History News series of posts, as I enjoy finding out bits & pieces of genealogy and history news, and passing it on to you. In this one we have details of a free book on one of Queensland’s pioneers, a new User Group, more funding for one of Australia’s top convict sites, a new project for another group, and more societies join in on social media.

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New Free eMagazine – Irish Lives Remembered

“Irish Lives Remembered”, is a new magazine that is dedicated to Irish genealogy and history. It is also environmentally friendly too as it is an eMagazine, meaning that it is available to read online on your computer, mobile device or tablet, and best of all, it is FREE. Each issue contains approx. 60 pages of hints, tips and stories regarding Irish genealogy, there’s something for every level of researcher here.

Family History Through the Alphabet

Family History Through the Alphabet – O is for …

Hello everyone, and welcome to Week “O” of the Family History Through the Alphabet. We are after genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or Tweeters to join us. All you need to do is use the current letter for the week (this week’s letter is O), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about. Sound like fun? It is …

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Join in DearMYRTLE’s 2012 “Share a Memory” Contest

DearMYRTLE and her daughter Carrie have organised the 2012 “Share a Memory” contest. Running through until 30 September 2012, to enter you need to think of a memory that you would like to share, and blog about it, Facebook it, Instagram it, or even YouTube it. It could write about a child’s memory, an ancestor’s story, a reunion, a family recipe, a family holiday story, a family do-it-yourself project, an heirloom …