Chris Paton–Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour Survey Stats

Those who attended the recent Chris Paton-Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour around Australia were invited give feedback as well, on the venue, on the talks, and on some general genealogy queries. It is those extra genealogy questions that we have the stats for here, and wanted to share as they give some very interesting results.

Global Search for Descendants of Berwick Families

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in Northumberland, England, which is generally known as simply Berwick, and has a VERY long history. This town is situated in England, but is only 4km from the Scottish border. Now there is a global search on to find descendants of those who used to live in this town. Sounds like a grand plan, but it is for a grand occasion, as 2015 is the 900th anniversary of the town.

Deadline Looming for the NLA’s 2014 Community Heritage Grants

The deadline for the National Library of Australia 2014 Community heritage Grants is looming, so don’t delay if your group is wishing to send in an application. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents …

The Australian Dress Register

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975, and includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday wear.

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Genealogy UK

Second Chance for 20 Years of the Society of Genealogists Magazine

It’s second chance time for this collection of 20 years of the Society of Genealogists magazine. They cover the period 1981-2000 with only a couple of issues missing. It’s an amazing collection, one that doesn’t come up very often. If your group, society or organisation is interested …

General

Vote Now for Your Favourite Rock Star Genealogists

One of my fav geneabloggers John D. Reid from Anglo-Celtic Connections, asks the question who is your favourite Rock Star Genealogist? By this he means, who are “must-see” people at genie events, or who write “must-read” articles or books.

Genealogy Australia

FamilySearch Starts 2012 by Releasing 119 Million New Records

If your genealogy wish for 2012 was for more new records to be added online, FamilySearch was certainly listening, as they’ve started the year off with a bang by releasing 119 million new (not-previously-online) records … and of course, being on FamilySearch they are all FREE.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Generations Oral History Project Needs Volunteers

The Australian Generations Oral History Project is a new national project, and it needs volunteers. Historians at Monash and La Trobe Universities, in partnership with ABC Radio National and the National Library of Australia, are collecting life story interviews with Australians born from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2012 Tutorial Videos [VIDEO]

I’ve found a collection of Family Tree Maker tutorial videos on YouTube. For users of Family Tree Maker, you can use these to help you with your program. For those of you who don’t, check them out, as it’s a great way to see just what the program is like, and how it works.

Genealogy Australia

Gould Genealogy & History’s In-store Moving Sale

We are moving our new shop in mid/late January 2012. For more details on our move read here. The showroom is smaller than our current and we would prefer to move as little stock as we have too. So we are having a “20% off all stock in-store moving sale” from Tuesday 3 January 2012 until 5.00pm 18 January 2012 when we will close for our move.

General

Gould Genealogy & History is on the Move

As with many businesses in changing times, we need to change too. From mid/late January 2012 we are moving from our Modbury North premises, where we have been at since 2002. Gould Genealogy & History will then operate from two locations from late January 2012, and we will continue with our online store as usual …

Genealogy Australia

FOR SALE: Parade Magazine, Australia’s Early History Magazine

Issued monthly, Australia’s ‘Parade’ magazine claims to have “25 great, true stories from history” in every issue. While I wasn’t personally familiar with Parade magazine prior to recently … trust me, if you’re into Australian history, you WILL find these fascinating.

Products

Gould Genealogy & History’s List of Top 50 Best Sellers for 2011

The end of 2011 is almost here, so we thought we’d get a list our of top 50 best selling titles for the year. And what an interesting list it is. With software, archival storage, scrapbooking papers, and the Unlock the Past guides all dominating the list.

Events

‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ is on Again (December 26 – January 1)

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.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – January 2012 Issue Out Now

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.

General

Here’s my (Genealogy) Christmas Wish List For You

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.

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – 1944

A photo or two, some paper and accessories, and it is truly amazing what someone can come up with. This page uses some papers that are available through Gould Genealogy.