esearching your Devon ancestors has just got a whole lot easier, with leading family history website findmypast.co.uk having just added an impressive 857,603 new Devon parish register records to their website. Supplied by the Devon Family History Society, you can search for baptisms, marriages and burials …
Passenger lists. They are something that every genealogist hunts for. Some are easy to find, while others aren’t and for those ones we swear that our ancestors either swam or arrived via spaceship. But let me tell you about the wonderful thing the Queensland State Archives have done.
February 2014 is when Unlock The Past’s 4th History & Genealogy Cruise is scheduled to leave Sydney. Now a major part of why the Unlock the Past cruises are so good is because of the guest speakers. Afterall you can’t really have a genealogy cruise without them can you? And this cruise most certainly takes the cake for the speakers. With 6 international speakers, and 12 from Australia this will be a cruise like no other.
Did any of your ancestors work on building the Great Ocean Road? If so, you’ll be interested to know about a Project that the Portland Family History Group is working on, that is recording details of all of those who worked on, or even those who helped the workers along the way, to enable them to build this iconic part of Australia.
Got Canadian roots? If so, listen up. Dick Eastman’s newsletter first introduced me to the Canadian Headstone Photos Project a couple of years ago, and since then I have been watching this project grow over time. Now I know that not every Australian has Canadian connections, but many do, so I thought this would be of interest.
Now in its third year, the 2010 Regional Museums Award attracted just over 100 entries from museums in every Australian state and territory. Richmond River Historical Society – based in Lismore, New South Wales – has won the ABC Regional Museums Award in Australia.
More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, Ireland and Scottish products.
Do you want FREE ADMISSION to the coming Sydney Expo and/or the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand? With two events coming up, Unlock the Past have put the call out for local volunteers who might like to help out. By doing so, you not only get free admission to the event, but also you will get to sit in on a whole days worth of talks also for free.
Another 35 new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, Ireland and Scottish titles.
The BIG news just announced is that Who Do You Think You Are?: Australian Edition Season 3 will begin screening on SBS on Sunday the 28th of November. Following the lives of six more Australian celebrities, you will be able to watch each, as they are taken on a journey to find their roots!!
Ancestry continues to expand their collection, and have now added the UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 to their collection of online data. The series contains a letter book relating to the establishment of hulks written from 1847-1849 and the registers of prisoners on 19 different hulks between 1802-1849
Mark St Leon, Australia’s premier circus historian has advised us of some rare footage of the “St Leon Troupe” that has just come to light, which he has now put on to YouTube.
A key factor in researching your family history is looking for documents or items that will give us clues and information. Buy starting to look around your own house, you will find a whole host of records. Here is a research checklist of 77 types of records, many you possibly hadn’t thought of … so if you thought you had looked EVERYWHERE … think again!!
For anyone with British military ancestors, Military-Genealogy.com really is a ‘must’ site. Already listing the “Soldiers Died in the Great War” and the “Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945″ on their website, another 300,000 records have just been added, making finding your UK ancestors military that much easier …
Looking for new records to search? Online? Well, load up your computer, and get browsing, as there is a whole heap of new Australian genealogy records which have recently made it online, just waiting for you to search.
It is not often that we see significant price drops in our industry, but it sure nice when we do. Even better when it is on a popular genealogy software program. The good news for you is that Family Historian 4 (UK edition) has now dropped in price to $69.95 – which saves you $30.00!!