Christmas time is approching, and for many that means a busy, busy Christmas Day, followed by some time off afterwards. My copy of the January 2012 Australian Family Tree Connections magazine has arrived just time for some holiday reading.
I’m a little behind on my genealogy magazine reading (I always seem to be), however I did pick up the latest issue of Internet Genealogy (August/September 2014 issue) and started flipping through it today, and found an article titled “Top Genealogy Blogs: 2014 Edition”. And guess who made the list?
There’s no doubt that passenger lists are one record that genealogsts’ crave. Being able to find out then when and where of your ancestors arrival is jackpot! And thanks to a deal that findmypast has with the Public Record Office Victoria, we now get online access to over 3.8 million Victorian passenger lists from your own home.
Do you want better results from your genealogy searches? Do you want to learn how to use what time you have, to research better? The key to these is education. The more you know about how to research, the more effective your results will be, and the better your time will be used.
Back in June 2014 Ancestry announced the closure of a number of related sites, one of those being MyCanvas. Now some good news for MyCanvas users is that it is sticking around as Alexander’s who are the printers of the photo books have now taken over MyCanvas.
We all know Christmas is coming … though way too fast for many of us. But like it of not, it will be here very soon. I’d been wanting to write some kind of Christmassy post, but hadn’t decided what to so, until I stumbled upon a post today by Diane Lynn Tibert… and rather than ‘reinvent the wheel’ … I thought I’d share her (Genealogy) Christmas Wish List with you.
The interest in Australian military history and research continues to grow at an astonishing rate, and with it comes the availability more resources online. I kept coming across a number of smaller, but very useful and fascinating military websites, so I started to compile them into a list. So the 51 links listed here for Australian Military History and Research, is my list to far.
If you are new to Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it efficiently. Here’s a list of the User Groups around Australia.
The management and staff at Gould Genealogy & History would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
2011 has been a busy year for the Unlock the Past team. Along with four History & Genealogy Expos, and two History & Genealogy Cruises, they’ve produced another 11 books this year, including two in November 2011. It is these two new books that I wanted to let tell you about …
As 2011 draws to a close, and 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Unlock the Past team are needing to finalise the content that will be in the next edition of their “History and Genealogy 2012″ Handbook. December 15th is the cut-off date for articles to be submitted, while December 31st is the final date for adverts and vouchers, and any Directory updates.
Applications are now open for the Your Community Heritage program, which is Government initiative to support community heritage across Australia. This is an Australia-wide offer aimed at organisations preserving Australia’s heritage.
The Echuca-Moama Family History Group are compiling a new volume in their “Families of the Echuca and Moama Districts” series, and are now taking submissions for their 4th volume.
If you have a passion for history and/or genealogy in Australia or New Zealand, grab a copy of Inside History Magazine Issue 7 (Nov-Dec 2011). This is a magazine you will read from cover-to-cover. With articles such as preservation, cemetery flowers, apps, key events in history, and Maria Island as a start …
Calico Pie, the publisher’s of Family Historian, the UK’s leading genealogy software program, have just announced that Family Historian version 5 is coming soon. The new version is due for release in February 2012, but thanks to a Christmas offer, anyone who buys Family Historian 4 now will get a free upgrade to version 5 when released.