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

The Irish Family and Local History Handbook – Pre-Order Now

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.

Genealogy Australia

Inside History Magazine – Issue 6 (Sep-Oct 2011) Out Now

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.

Genealogy Australia

2011-2012 Victorian Local History Grant Applications Now Open

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 …

General

99 Things Genealogy Meme – Aussie Style

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 ….

Genealogy UK

Your Family History – Issue 107 (September 2011) is Out Now

Your Family History Magazine is ALWAYS a great read, but trust me Issue 107 excels itself, and if you only buy the occasional issue, this one is well worth the cost. Go on, do something for yourself and buy this issue.

Genealogy Australia

New South Wales Genealogy & History Highlights

Highlights from our New South Wales Genealogy & History range of books, maps, CDs & Scrapbooking. Remember our great heritage with these.

Events

Family Reunion: The Great Solomon Reunion 2012

Calling all reli’s of Samuel Moss Solomon and his second wife Esther (nee Davis). You are invited to the GREAT SOLOMON FAMILY REUNION. This is not just a regular 1 day reunion. No, this is a 3 day extravaganza reunion!! Afterall it is nearly 200 years since the family arrived in Australia, so why not celebrate and meet the ‘extended’ family.

Events

Bay to Birdwood ‘Classic’ Car Rally – 25 September 2011

South Australia’s ‘Bay to Birdwood’ car rally is the world’s (not just Australia’s, but the world’s) largest most continually staged historic motoring event … now that is truly something to be proud of. This year’s event is being held on Sunday 25 September 2011.

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850

‘Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850′ is a guide for genealogists and maritime historians wanting to know more about the movement of vessels. Covering the period 1627 -1850 it lists the arrivals and departures of ships of all kinds – explorers, sealers, whale ships, intercolonial and overseas traders, emigrant ships, naval ships, pleasure boats, fishing boats …

Genealogy UK

Three Million Criminal and Convict Records to be Digitised

Everyone loves a good story, and a criminal or convict in the family pretty much guarantees it. Three million crime, court and convict records will be transcribed, digitised and published over the next 18 months.

Genealogy UK

Irish Certificate of Heritage

Do your ancestral roots descend from Ireland, and are proud of these Irish roots? If you answered yes to both, be sure to get your Irish Certificate of Heritage. The Irish government has confirmed it will finally introduce a new “Certificate of Irish Heritage”. This will be available to people with Irish heritage around the world, who do not qualify for Irish citizenship.

Events

Unlock the Past’s Victorian Expo (Geelong), 2-3 September 2011

Unlock the Past’s Victorian Expo at Geelong in September, is coming up quick. This will be a MAJOR history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Geelong, but Victoria as a whole, and interstaters as well. For genealogy-minded people, this 2 day event will be something not to be missed.

Heritage Scrapbooking

K & Co’s Ancestry.com 12×12 Pedigree Chart – Last Supplies

I received some bad news today, I found out today that the K & Company Ancestry.com 12×12 Pedigree Chart paper, which is not only one of our favourites, but also a favourite with our family tree scrapbooking custmers, has has now been discontinued. One the plus side, I did just recieve a large shipment of it – but this will be the last that we can get, as the Australian distributor is out of stock.