World War 1 Centenary Projects #3

World War 1 Centenary Projects are well underway, with more being started all the time. The aim with this (and my earlier) World War 1 Centenary Projects posts is to list a few of them, so others know what is going on.

It’s Cruise T-Shirt Time Again!

It’s that time again. Yes, as the 2015 Unlock the Past cruises are coming up fast, it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These t-shirts are exclusive, and we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your pre-order in now.

Download English and Welsh BDM Records … Maybe?

What do you think about the possibility of being able to download historical English and Welsh certificates? Sounds good right? Well a campaign has been launched to enable greater public access to historic UK birth, marriage and death records, and your help is needed.

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more.

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Genealogy Australia

Inside History Magazine – Issue 7 (Nov-Dec 2011) Out Now

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 …

Family Historian

Family Historian Version 5 is Coming Soon

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.

Genealogy UK

It’s a Big Week for Irish Genealogy

It’s not even the end of the week, but it’s been a BIG week for Irish Genealogy!! Why you ask?? Simple … two major new books relating to Irish genealogy have just been released, and we have both in stock now.

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Storm: An Australian Town and World War I

For a highlight this week we’ve chosen to highlight a book that has just been released, which tells the story of the men and women from Kapunda, South Australia who volunteered for the Australian Army in World War I. ‘Storm’ is very timely with Remembrance Day later this week.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – November 2011 Issue Out Now

Along with the beginning of a new month, comes the November issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections Magazine. Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2011, so it seems apt that a military theme runs throughout this November issue.

Genealogy UK

Give Away: 20 Years of the Society of Genealogists “Genealogists’ Magazine”

The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is a UK-based society founded in 1911. As do most Societies, it has a quarterly journal. The “Genealogists’ Magazine” was first produced in 1925, and is STILL produced today. We have been fortunate enough to be asked to find 20 years of this exclusive magazine a good new home.

General

Kiva and the ‘Genealogists for Families’ Project

Genealogists are known for their generosity with time, advice, look-ups and sharing information. Now thanks to an initiative of Australian genealogist, Judy Webster, we all have another way to share. She’s created the ‘Genealogists for Families’ Project through Kiva, which helps those in need with small loans.

Genealogy UK

Millions of Irish Prison Registers Go Online

For the many people who are researching Irish heritage … if you have convicts or criminals in your family, it just a whole lot easier, thanks to Findmypast.ie putting over 4 million Irish Prison Records online.

Events

History Week in Victoria, 23-30 October 2011

October 23 (this coming weekend) marks the start of Victoria’s History Week for 2011, and if you are a history or genealogy buff (which no doubt was scheduled on your calendar months ago) you’ll be loving the opportunity to spend the week travelling back in time, discovering Victoria’s amazing history.

Events

WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour – February 2012

On 19 February 1942 war came to Australia. Dubbed the ‘Pearl Harbour’ of Australia, Darwin was subjected to two raids by the Japanese within an hour of each other. Unlock the Past is teaming up with Clean Cruising, our travel/cruise partner, and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, to organise a War Comes to Australia: WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour in February 2012.

Genealogy Australia

Celebrities Revealed for Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 4 (2011)

Well we’ve reached the latter part of the year, and that seems to be when SBS screen their Who Do You Think You Are? Australia TV show. Today they announced who the celebrities for this year’s Season 4 will be …

General

I Seek Dead People T-Shirt – Limited Time Offer

We have had several requests asking us to import the “I Seek Dead People” t-shirt from our supplier in the US, so have decided to make it an open offer to everyone, for a limited time. And I’m sure it’ll prove popular, as this is something all die-hard genealogists are going to want, I mean need …

Genealogy Australia

Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980, Updated and Free on Ancestry

As part of Ancestry’s 15th birthday offers they giving users FREE access to various collections until October 15th, and the Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 Collection is one of them. With 69,000,000 records in this Collection, there is bound to be someone there you’re looking for.