Genealogy: Where Can I Learn More?

Do you want better results from your genealogy searches? Do you want to learn how to use what time you have, to research better? The key to these is education. The more you know about how to research, the more effective your results will be, and the better your time will be used.

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.

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Ancestry.com Cleans House and Discontinues Some Services

The latest big news to hit the genea-waves is that Ancestry.com are having a clean out in a bid to refocus their efforts, and in doing so are discontinuing a number of their services. Their MyFamily, MyCanvas, and Mundia sites will be closed down, and the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests which had been available through their DNA website have now been discontinued.

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Who Do You Think You Are? US Season 5

After making its debut on US tv screens in 2010, the US version of the popular show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ was cancelled by NBC after 3 just seasons. After that it was picked up by the TLC network, and good news for genea-tv lovers, as they’ve just announced that the 5th Season of Who Do You Think You Are will air in July 2014.

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Vintage Australian Telephone Books

Vintage telephone books are an immense resource for historians. Really you say? Why? Well genealogists can use them to see where their ancestors were living at the time. And social historians can use them to see who in the town had a telephone, as well as what businesses were ….

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Evernote and Genealogy: They’re Made for Each Other

it goes without saying that genealogy creates a lot of notes and paperwork which need filing! And there’s no point having the information if you can’t find it,. Evernote in an online note-taking and filing system. Discover how this one program can help you with your genealogy …

Legacy Family Tree

My ”Legacy Deluxe” Installs as ”Legacy Standard”

After many, many months of waiting we finally received our first supplies Legacy Family Tree 8 Deluxe Australia/New Zealand Edition last week. After sending out all the pre-orders for it last week customers are receiving their programs and installing them, they’re some are having an issue with their Legacy Deluxe installing as the Legacy Standard program ,,,

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findmypast Adds 800,000 New Zealand Records

I’ve mentioned findmypast’s 100in100 project before, together with some of the new records they’ve added online. Another recent addition is BIG news for our friends across the ditch in New Zealand, as findmypast added almost 800,000 records from New Zealand 1925 electoral roll as well as a number of employment records.

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4 Million Devon Records Go Online at findmypast

If you have Devon ancestors, get ready for some serious research as findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has just uploaded over 4 million Devon parish records. These include baptisms, banns, marriages and burials and range from 1538 through to 1915. These records added to those already on findmypast, make findmypast the place for largest collection of Devon records online.

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The Gould Genealogy Pedigree

Today I want to introduce you to the “Gould Genealogy Pedigree”. This isn’t a post about new records online, or a press release about a new company, but rather it is introducing you to OUR company. That’s right, for a change I’m actually writing about ourselves. Some of you would know that we’ve been around for years (almost 38 years actually), while others of you have found us more recently. Either way, I do hope that we have been able to help you on your research journey.

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FamilySearch Celebrates 15 Years!

FamilySearch, the world’s biggest website of genealogical data (which by the way is all FREE), celebrated their 15th birthday yesterday. Can you believe that it’s been around that long already?

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63 Organisations Share $350,000 in Victoria’s Local History Grants

Sixty-three Victorian community groups, ranging from schools and libraries to sporting clubs and museums, will be doing their bit to record Victoria’s history thanks to support provided under the latest round of the Victorian Local History Grants Program.

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Discover Your Ancestors with ‘Discover Your Ancestors’ Magazine

Let me introduce you to Discover Your Ancestors. This is a relatively new UK genealogy and history magazine that is produced as a printed volume once a year, as well as having 12 periodicals (digital issues) released throughout the year. You’ll get lots of great reading for just £1 per issue.

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Western Australian Genealogical Society Wins Prestigious Award

The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has been announced as the winner of the Geoff Riggs Award for Best Website. The Geoff Riggs Award is sponsored by ABM Publishing publishers of Family Tree magazine and the FFHS …

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Ancestry’s New Zealand’s Records FREE Until Monday 19th May

If you have New Zealand ancestors, cancel any plans that you had this weekend as you’re in for a weekend-long genealogy-fest. You can thank Ancestry.com.au for that, as they are offering FREE ACCESS to their entire New Zeleand collection from 16-19 May.

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