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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Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – April/May 2011

Here is the latest Australian history news of happenings and coming events from groups, societies, and historical places throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist v8 – Free Public Beta Now Available

Well it has been a loooong time coming, but news today from Wholly Genes (the publishers) is that The Master Genealogist (TMG) v8 is now available in the form of a free public beta that will expire in 30 days.

Genealogy UK

findmypast Ireland Launches

What a HUGE day yesterday was for Irish genealogists and researchers around the world, as findmypast Ireland (findmypast.ie) was launched. People can easily navigate and search over 4 million records that are available on www.findmypast.ie and discover their past no matter where they are in the world …

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Black Kettle and Full Moon: Daily Life in a Vanished Australia

‘Black Kettle and Fully Moon’ is a book about people, ordinary Australians, and how they organised their daily life a long while ago. It describes where they lived, shopped, what they ate and drank. It tells us how they kept warm and cool, how they lit their houses …

Genealogy Australia

Trove Update: More Historic Australian Newspapers Added

The National Library of Australia’s digitised newspaper collection ranks up there as one of the most important resources available online for historians and genealogists researching Australian history and people. This spectacular collection continues to grow each month, with more years, and new papers being continuously added …

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – May 2011 Issue Out Now

It’s time to turn the calendar over as May has now arrived, and with it comes the new issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine. In this new issue you will discover the real history behind our mother’s or grandmother’s aprons, and I bet you’ll be surprised.

Genealogy Australia

National Library of Australia eResources Card

What does a National Library of Australia eResources card do? Having one of funky little cards allows you to not only request collection items for use onsite in the NLA reading rooms, but also (and more importantly) it gives you access to a wide selection of resources that the NLA subscribes to. These allow you to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, newspapers, websites and guides.

Genealogy Australia

Family History Specials for Mothers Day

A great selection of Family History products, perfect as a present for mum on Mothers Day.

Events

Announcing Unlock the Past’s History & Genealogy New South Wales Expo (Coffs Harbour)

The first of four Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo’s this year will be held in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. This is going to be a major history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Coffs Harbour, but for much of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

Genealogy Australia

The War Graves Photographic Project Needs Volunteers in Australia

Can you imagine being able to see a photograph of a grave of a relative who died at war? Particularly when there is no chance of being able to visit the burial place. The aim of The War Graves Photographic Project is to photograph every war grave of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a searchable database. But now they’re asking for Australians to help out …

Genealogy Australia

Military History and ANZAC Highlights

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

Genealogy Australia

Australian Convict Heritage Saved at the Parramatta Female Factory

In January I did a post asking people to sign a petition to help save Parramatta’s Historic Female Factory. Now we finally have some good news for you. The Parramatta Advertiser has reported ‘a victory for supporters of the historic Female Factory’.

Other

New Zealand Military Records Now Online

The world of online genealogy data keeps growing at an unbelievable rate, and it is good to see some New Zealand content being added on as well. Ancestry has just uploaded a heap of new military records for New Zealand, which is perfect timing to be up in time for ANZAC Day.