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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General

MyHeritage Now Offers DNA Testing to the Genealogy World

MyHeritage has over 62 million users worldwide, and apart with being a place to create your online trees, and network with others, MyHeritage now brings you DNA testing … and not just DNA testing, but DNA testing at affordable prices.

Genealogy Australia

South Australian BDM Indexes Now Online

The South Australian BDM Indexes are now online. Last year there was rumours of them coming, and now they’re here. This is BIG, BIG news for everyone with family connections to South Australia … and they’re free to search.

Genealogy Software

Use RootsMagic 5 on your Mac or Linux Computer [VIDEO]

RootsMagic 5 is one of the most most popular genealogy programs available for PC. While recently browsing YouTube I found this video on how to use CrossOver which allows you to use RootsMagic on your Macintosh or Linux computers.

Events

13th Australasian Genealogy Congress – The Details

It’s February already, and as usual no-one knows how it got here so fast. One good thing about the year flying by is that it means that ‘Congress’ is not far away. For anyone who’s been involved in the Australasian genie field for a number of years, you’ll know that Congress is the BIG event held every three years. So here’s the details …

Genealogy Australia

Run Your Digger Disks on Windows 7 64-bit

It has been a known fact that sadly the Australian ‘Digger’ disks will not work on Vista 64-bit, and Windows 7 64-bit computers, which comes as a rude shock to those who have just upgraded their computer, and paid hundreds of dollars for these CDs to find out. Well, we finally have some good news. Here’s how to get them working …

Genealogy Australia

Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – January 2012

If you’ve been following my posts for a while you might remember a that I had been doing a series (generally once a month) on Australian History News. You can see those posts here. Rather than continue that series (at least at this stage) I thought I’d use some of the new tidbits I was finding together with news from the social media scene and put them togehter as ‘Snippets’.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker – Free Update for Version 2012

A free update for Family Tree Maker 2012 for Windows has just been released. This update includes: some important improvements for syncing source citations, relationships, and accepted and rejected hints and more …

Genealogy UK

Second Chance for 20 Years of the Society of Genealogists Magazine

It’s second chance time for this collection of 20 years of the Society of Genealogists magazine. They cover the period 1981-2000 with only a couple of issues missing. It’s an amazing collection, one that doesn’t come up very often. If your group, society or organisation is interested …

General

Vote Now for Your Favourite Rock Star Genealogists

One of my fav geneabloggers John D. Reid from Anglo-Celtic Connections, asks the question who is your favourite Rock Star Genealogist? By this he means, who are “must-see” people at genie events, or who write “must-read” articles or books.

Genealogy Australia

FamilySearch Starts 2012 by Releasing 119 Million New Records

If your genealogy wish for 2012 was for more new records to be added online, FamilySearch was certainly listening, as they’ve started the year off with a bang by releasing 119 million new (not-previously-online) records … and of course, being on FamilySearch they are all FREE.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Generations Oral History Project Needs Volunteers

The Australian Generations Oral History Project is a new national project, and it needs volunteers. Historians at Monash and La Trobe Universities, in partnership with ABC Radio National and the National Library of Australia, are collecting life story interviews with Australians born from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2012 Tutorial Videos [VIDEO]

I’ve found a collection of Family Tree Maker tutorial videos on YouTube. For users of Family Tree Maker, you can use these to help you with your program. For those of you who don’t, check them out, as it’s a great way to see just what the program is like, and how it works.

Genealogy Australia

Gould Genealogy & History’s In-store Moving Sale

We are moving our new shop in mid/late January 2012. For more details on our move read here. The showroom is smaller than our current and we would prefer to move as little stock as we have too. So we are having a “20% off all stock in-store moving sale” from Tuesday 3 January 2012 until 5.00pm 18 January 2012 when we will close for our move.