On 19 February 1942 war came to Australia. Dubbed the ‘Pearl Harbour’ of Australia, Darwin was subjected to two raids by the Japanese within an hour of each other. Unlock the Past is teaming up with Clean Cruising, our travel/cruise partner, and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, to organise a War Comes to Australia: WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour in February 2012.
London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of newspaper articles written by the great journalist Henry Mayhew between 1849 and 1850. A dozen years later, it had grown into the fullest picture we have of labourers in the greatest city of the nineteenth century.
Did you know that there was such a thing as an official “Genealogy Day”? No? Well nor did I till I stumbled across it online, and what-do-you-know, it’s tomorrow, 8th March 2014!
Don’t believe me? Well, here you go … “Established in 1997 as part of Celebrate Your Name Week, Genealogy Day was created to inspire an interest on one’s family history.”
Today we’re taking a look at the New South Wales Police Gazette dated 5 March 1873 – that’s 141 years ago today! And I’ve chosen a few articles to highlight from it. Anyone who is familiar with the police gazettes will know the amazing collection of articles/events that are mentioned throughout each issue – much of which you won’t find reported elsewhere, so my hard part is choosing what to include from the 8 pages in this issue.
It’s been a little while coming, but the Android app for RootsMagic is now here, having been released a few days ago. So now all you Android-gadget-groupies can easily take and show off your family history with you wherever you go. RootsMagic lets you carry your genealogy on your Android device! It’s fast, easy, and free!
Well we’ve reached the latter part of the year, and that seems to be when SBS screen their Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show. Today they announced who the celebrities for this year’s Season 4 will be …
We have had several requests asking us to import the “I Seek Dead People” t-shirt from our supplier in the US, so have decided to make it an open offer to everyone, for a limited time. And I’m sure it’ll prove popular, as this is something all die-hard genealogists are going to want, I mean need …
As part of Ancestry’s 15th birthday offers they giving users FREE access to various collections until October 15th, and the Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 Collection is one of them. With 69,000,000 records in this Collection, there is bound to be someone there you’re looking for.
In a blog post I wrote last week, I mentioned that October 2011 is Gould Genealogy & History’s 35th birthday, and to stay tuned for our birthday specials. It’s time to cue the drumroll … we’ve chosen 35 products, and have slashed their prices by 35%.
I was reading the latest news from Findmypast.com.au, when I noticed a snippet on the bottom about the ‘new’ Findmypast.com.au website that is coming soon. For those who don’t subscribe to their email newsletter, here’s their announcement …
Happy Birthday to us … that’s right folks, Gould Genealogy & History has hit the big 3-5! So October is our birthday month, and we are celebrating by offering you specials throughout the month!! So keep your eyes on your inbox for our next email newsletter, or keep a look out on Facebook or Twitter for the latest – it all starts next week.
Millions of new genealogy records go online … that’s right, many millions in fact. Online data for genealogy seems to be booming … the big online companies have been releasing new records at a phenomenal rate over the past few weeks. Everyday there seems to be an email advising of new records added online somewhere, it is hard to actually keep up with them …
The big genealogy event that happens in Australia and New Zealand is the Australasian Congress. Held every three years, this draws speakers, exhibitors and delegates from both countries and overseas. Bookings are now open for the 2012 Congress.
Ever wanted a book which contains an enormous amount of information about Irish genealogy (although not technically a how-to book), as well as a listing of archives and societies you can contact? Well stay tuned … it’s almost here … the publishers of the annual English publication ‘The Family and Local History Handbook’ (currently up to number 13), are now set to bring you the IRISH version of this.
Let me tell you, spending 8 hours in a vehicle driving back from Geelong (Victoria) to Adelaide (South Australia), is the perfect time to catch up on reading. And at last week’s Unlock The Past Victorian Expo I was so excited to see Issue 6 of the Inside History Magazine available, hot off the press, and even before it’s made it to the shops.
Victorian family history groups, historical societies, museums, heritage centres, local archive centres and other community groups with a historical focus … now is your chance to apply for a grant with the 2011-2012 Victorian Local History Grants, and share in $350,000 that’s up for offer …
The original “99 Things Genealogy Meme” from 2009 was distinctly US flavoured, but now thanks to an Aussie geneablogger we have “99 Things Genealogy Meme – Aussie Style”. Traditionally I’m not into doing meme’s but this was was about genealogy so was worthwhile. So take a look, and see how many apply to you. And Aussie geneabloggers please take part ….