The National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants (CHG) provides grants of up to $15,000 toganisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, and multicultural groups. Applications for the 2011 Grants are now open, and close 5.00pm Friday 6 May.
RootsMagic is one of the leading genealogy software programs out there for the PC. Having released RootsMagic 6 just over a year ago, the team at RootsMagic continue to add and improve their program, and have just released another update for users of RootsMagic.
There’s no doubt that 2014 is the year military historians have been working towards for years as it marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War 1. The Great War. The “war to end all wars”. As you can imagine there are literally thousands of World War 1 projects going on right around the world. Some big, some small. All important in recording history. And it’s going to be hard keep up with them all, but through a series of “World War 1 Projects” posts I shall share at least some of them with you.
Historypin is kind of like “Google Maps meets Pinterest” as it allows you to attach photos, stories and even movies to places. Use it to add your own images, or use it to search for an area you’re interested in, the choice is yours.
You’ll be pleased to know that findmypast, who are one of the world’s leading online genealogy data websites, is holding ”Start Your Family Tree Week” again. Every day from 26 December to 1 January, findmypast will share hints and tips on how to start your family tree, and they will make sure you know how to get the most out of their records.
A treasure trove of photographs of Australian diggers taken during the First World War have been discovered in an attic in France, in a major find hailed as ”one of the most important discoveries from World War I” by military historians.
What is your favorite family memory? How did the world you grew up in differ from today’s world? Is there anything in life you wish you did, but never have? What would you want me to share about you to future generatons? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions you will find in this book …
A Press Release recently sent to me from The Guild of One-Name Studies advises of a very special offer that they are offering to all new joiners to coincide with the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event. The offer is available to all worldwide.
Your Family History, Issue 100 (March 2011) is out now. Apart from being the best value for money magazine around, it is packed full with the latest happenings relating to online records, societies, publications and news from genealogical world in general, as well as helpful tips throughout. An all round fabulous read!!
Created by leading family history experts, Ancestry.com.au, has just launched My Place in History. This is a free web-based educational program designed for teachers to assist them in teaching their students about family history. The program brings family history right into the classroom of Australian primary schools by placing the child’s family history at the centre of the learning experience.
The interest in genealogy is constantly growing, and with it comes the availability of more records … mostly online. Here is a list of ‘must-visit’ sites for those who are reseaching Australians. Newspapers, convicts, cemeteries, military records, photographs, shipping records and more are all available online and for FREE.
The Ryerson Index is a website with over 2,800,000 death, funeral, probate and obituary notices from Australian newspapers. The Ryerson Index team have now put the call out to Family History or Local History Societies who are interested in indexing the notices from their local paper, can you help?
Among the many Irish criminals transported were those whose crimes were political. The resentment of these Irish political convicts ran deep. This was largely due to the lack of official records, which caused injustice and confusion over the lengths of their sentences. ‘The Battle of Vinegar Hill’ is the story of botched, mini-rebellions failed escape attempts, mutiny, conspiracies, betrayals and personal tragedy.
During 2010 our sister company, Unlock the Past embarked on bringing a number of history and genealogy events to people throughout Australia and New Zealand. Let me tell you what is coming in 2011 and 2012 …
As a genealogist, can you imagine life without Cyndi’s List? Do you think you’d be able to find many of the links that her website has, without it? She has made the life of everyone who uses her website that much easier … and now she needs our help, so please support Cyndi’s List.
For fans of Who Do You Think our Are? (the US edition), you can now tune in to them online. Episode 1 featuring Vanessa Williams is available to watch online until 18 September 2011.