5th Unlock the Past Cruise – Part 1

We’ll the 5th Unlock the Past Cruise is underway, and having boarded the Marco Polo ship on Saturday 19th July, we are now currently up to day 3. As I have intermittent internet access onboard I’m not going to give detailed day-by-day happenings but rather an overview of what has happened so far.

On the Road Again …

I owe the title of this blog to Dick Eastman, as whenever he goes away he lets his readers know where he’s off to. That is what I’m doing in this post. Though technically it should probably be called “On the Sea Again … ” as I’m off on another cruise again, and hoping for some warmer weather.

Inside History Magazine – Issue 23 (Jul-Aug 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine’s issue 23 has hit the shelves, and it is another page turner issue. Charles Darwin, Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, the Eureka stockade, British India, how to decode your family photos, and much more are included!

RootsMagic Wants Your Feedback to Improve It

If you are a RootsMagic user, please take a moment to read this, as it is especially for you. The creators of RootsMagic have asked for feedback from users on how they can improve the program – so they need your input.

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Genealogy UK

Highlight: Inky Fingers, The Life and Times of Elijah Tucker

This is a biographical family history exploring the life and times of Elijah Tucker (1811–1894), who was a printer, publisher, newspaper editor and writer and who emigrated with his family from London to New Zealand’s New Plymouth, then moved to the South Island in 1856.

Family Tree Maker

Activating Your Free Ancestry Subscription within Family Tree Maker

How do I activate the free Ancestry subscription that came with Family Tree Maker? This is a question I get asked regularly, so felt that it will be useful to put it as a blog post …

Events

About Time: South Australia’s History Festival 1-31 May 2012

The About Time: South Australia’s History Festival is on again. Continuing last years month-long format, it’s on 1-31 May 2012, and is being held at locations right around SA. There’s something for everyone from 100s of events to choose from. Everything from tours and heritage displays, to beginning your family history courses and vintage movies..

Genealogy Australia

64 New Projects to Honour Australia’s War History

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants worth close to $170,000, will fund 64 projects across Australia will commemorate Australia’s wartime history and honour those who served, and continue to serve, Australia in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Heritage Scrapbooking

LAST SUPPLIES – Australian Scrapbooking Wholesaler Closes its Doors

Why am I doing a post an Australian Scrapbooking Wholesaler closing their doors? Simply because it is likely to affect the availability of a number of scrapbook products we sell. We have a reasonable range of heritage and family tree scrapbooking and associated products, which come from numerous Australian Scrapbook Wholesalers. Sadly ones of these companies will be closing its doors.

General

Season 4 Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, Starts March 27th

For those of you who’ve been hanging out for the new 4th season of Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show, it’s starting very soon … Tuesday March 27th, 7.30pm, SBSONE to be exact. Following the journey of six more Australian celebrities as they discover their history and where they came from. Those in this 4th series

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Australia/New Zealand Edition has Arrived!!

We’ve been waiting a long, long time, and FINALLY we have good news for FTM Mac users (or soon-to-be-users) … Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Australia/New Zealand Edition has arrived (and way earlier than expected too), and we’ve received our first supplies. And as an added bonus, the printed manual “The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker for Mac 2″ showed up this week too.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Webinars – March and April 2012

They’re baaacck! After releasing RootsMagic 5 late last year, the team at RootsMagic have been soooo busy they haven’t had time for new webinars, but now they’re back with a brand new batch of online video tutorials for you, so you can get the most out of your RootsMagic 5 program.

General

Mocavo – A Free Genealogy and Ancestry Search Engine

We’ve all tried Google, and we’ve tried Bing and various other search engines, as well as Ancestry, FindMyPast and other similar site … but have your tried the latest in genealogy search engines … MOCAVO? I’m guessing most of you won’t, so let me tell you a little about Mocavo.com.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – February 2012

Thanks for the feedback on last month’s Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. I’m glad you liked it, and that you found it informative. So, that brings us to my second Australian Genealogy and History Snippets post. This one covering news etc from February 2012. It’s not meant to be comprehensive in anyway, but rather it is bits that I’ve recently come across and would like to share with you.

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Collection to Clear

There is a tendency that once you get into genealogy, you’re hooked for life … but just now and then you do come across someone who has done their research and is ready to move on to something else, and in dong so would like to reclaim the space in their house that genealogy took over by clearing their collection of genealogy books, CDs and associated items.

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource

Sewerage is not something we associate with our ancestors, nor is it a resource that most people have high on their list for checking. But, read this book, and you will be convinced that is really sewerage records really are “an untapped magnificent resource”, and their value to family and local history research will be changed forever.

Genealogy Australia

History around the Bombing of Darwin

On the 19th of February 1942 an event occurred which changed Australia forever. Australia was bombed by enemy forces at Darwin. Last weekend was the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.