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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More New South Wales Records added to Ancestry.com.au

The quantity of Australian genealogy records online continues to grow, and Ancestry.com.au has contributed to that with their recent additions of destitute children from the Randwick Asylum and New South Wales Publicans’ Licences …

General

Ask Away on #AskArchivists Day on 9 June 2011

Thursday June 9, 2011 is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter, which is being held to coincide with International Archives Day. On that day everybody can ask questions to archivists in the world on Twitter. The Twitter event is an international happening, so every archive and archivist in the world can take part.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – June 2011 Issue Out Now

Winter is has arrived, which makes for a good time to sit in front of the heater (or fire) with a hot drink and the read the June issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine … Mining ancestors, photo collections, Clan MacThomas and more are all covered in this issue

Genealogy Australia

New South Wales BDM Registry Changes Search Options

News just in is that the NSW Registry has removed the wildcard search facility from the their interenet index search. This is bad news for all researchers, which of course includes family historians. Ann could be listed as Ann, Anne or Annie. With the wildcard the search provided a search for Ann* and it would bring up all possibilties …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – May 2011

It’s the end of May already, and as expected HEAPS of stuff has been happening in the genealogy and history scene around this country. This month we have snippets on the histories of water skiing and a hospital, repairs of pioneers graves, a colonial buildings exhibition, tours, school anniversaries, the opening of a new family history centre, reunions, and a new interest group … oh, and don’t forget the gold coins that have just been discovered.

Genealogy Australia

Obituaries Australia – A Genealogical Goldmine

Obituaries are a goldmine of information for genealogists, as they contain a wealth of information about your family. Obituaries Australia is a new website of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. These contain the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.

Genealogy Australia

Victorian Genealogy & History Highlights

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

Genealogy Australia

New Scottish, German and Australian Military Titles from Unlock the Past

It’s been a busy time recently for Unlock the Past, and their publications list continues to grow. This month we’ve already seen the release of three new titles added to the Unlock the Past range … Scottish, German and Australian military are all covered.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2011: New Charts

If you’re considering purchasing Family Tree Maker 2011, but are just a little hesitant because you’re not quite sure of it’s capabilities wth chart printing, this video from GenealogyTools.com will give you an idea.

Genealogy UK

Ireland-Genealogy.com Releases Unique Irish Records Online

It’s always great to hear of new records being released, more so when it relates to Ireland. Irish research can be quite hard and time-consuming due to the lack of census records. A key record which gives information is the Irish Pension Records. Irish-Genealogy.com has spent 20 years copying handwritten pension applications which cover all of Ireland …

Genealogy Australia

Inside History – Issue 4 (May-Jun 2011) Out Now

Issue 4 of Inside History magazine has just hit the shelves, and in this May/June edition you’ll find: that we celebrate Australia’s first superstar – Dame Nellie Melba! Learn how to find an elusive maiden name, discover how to get more out of death certificates, and we find out that state teachers’ records can be a genealogy goldmine, and read about the mythical monsters that scared our ancestors silly …

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140 Free Online Genealogy Research Courses

With currently 140 free genealogy courses on offer at FamilySearch, it makes it easier than ever to expand your family history skills in your own time, and in your own home. Take a look now …

Genealogy UK

Your Family History – Issue 103 (May 2011) is Out Now

Everyone’s looking for more and better ways to save money at the moment, and issue 103 of Your Family History magazine gives us “101 money saving tips” saving time and money. Covering software, web resources, free certificates, cut-price records and more …