It’s Cruise T-Shirt Time Again!

It’s that time again. Yes, as the 2015 Unlock the Past cruises are coming up fast, it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These t-shirts are exclusive, and we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your pre-order in now.

Download English and Welsh BDM Records … Maybe?

What do you think about the possibility of being able to download historical English and Welsh certificates? Sounds good right? Well a campaign has been launched to enable greater public access to historic UK birth, marriage and death records, and your help is needed.

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more.

Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website.

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Family History Through the Alphabet

Family History Through the Alphabet – S is for …

‘S’ is this week’s letter in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. As we’ve odne 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. So you could write about Scotland, shipping records, Aunt Susan, sharing or even searching … there’s so many options.

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Inside History Magazine – Issue 12 (Sep-Oct 2012) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine Issue 12 is out now, and in this issue they celebrate weddings. Covering topics such as FamilySearch marriage records, and how to find “the one” you’re after; Learn what our convict ancestors got up to, all in the name of love; Who is the beautiful bride on the cover, you ask?; And we get some favourite family recipes and the stories behind them

Family History Through the Alphabet

Family History Through the Alphabet – R is for …

Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge Week 18 brings us to the letter ‘R’. So tell us of a place, a person, a ship, a document, a trait, or a heirloom (or anything else) relating to your own family history that starts with the letter R! The choice is entirely yours …

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Love Trove + Love Blogging = Trove Tuesday

Love Trove + Love Blogging = Trove Tuesday. Aussie Geneabloggers (well actually anyone, from anywhere) now has a new reason to be excited, and that is thanks to Trove Tuesday. Is there a person who doesn’t LOVE Trove? I don’t think so. So let’s share our finds by blogging about them.

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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.