Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more.

A Thankyou to Internet Genealogy Magazine

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?

Findmypast Adds Victorian Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Online

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.

Genealogy: Where Can I Learn More?

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.

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Genealogy Australia

Historical Australian Newspapers Digitisation Schedule for 2011-2012

The National Library of Australia’s digitisation of historical Australian newspapers has to one of the most important resources that is available online, and even better that it is FREE!! As you can understand this is a work-in-progress, but I can tell you that they don’t look like slowing down any time soon!! Yay, and I KNOW I’m not alone on that one!!!

Genealogy UK

National Burial Index for England and Wales Drops in Price

Everyone loves a price drop, and us genie mad people, love it even more when it’s on genealogy products! So the good news for today is that the always popular 3rd edition of the National Burial Index for England and Wales has now dropped in price to $59.50 (AUD).

Genealogy Australia

Gould Genealogy & History is Having a 10:10:10:10 SALE

What is the Gould Genealogy & History 10:10:10:10 sale? 10th July … 10 days … 10.00am … $10.00
Every day at 10.00am (CST) for a total of 10 days starting from Sunday 10th July we will announce on Twitter and Facebook, our new daily $10 special, and trust me there will be MASSIVE savings.

Genealogy Australia

Victorian Local History Grants Help 81 Community Groups

81 community groups across Victoria will share in $355,000 in grants from the Victorian Government to help record and preserve their local history stories and share them with future generations.

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – June 2011

June has been a busy month for Australian history news … we have everything from historic clocks and fountains, to new archives and museums opening, a request to help identify photos, and more award winning museums.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Genealogy and Historical Society Journals on CD-ROM

Society journals are a fabulous source of historical information. Not only do they have articles on family histories, and local history, but also photographs, book reviews, shipping lists, cemetery records, news about the Society, as members interest lists and so much more. Archive Digital Books Australasia have digitised a number of journals from Australian Genealogy and Historical Societies …

Genealogy UK

Early British Military Records Go Online on FindMyPast.co.uk

Over half a million British military records covering 100 years of the British militia – the forerunner of the British Army – have been published online on FindMyPast.co.uk. The Militia Service Records 1806-1915 collection contains 580,281 soldiers’ records with 2,223,510 associated images.

Genealogy UK

UK’s Who Do You Think You Are? 2011 Celebrities Revealed

The interest in family history in the UK (and worldwide for that matter) continues to grow and I have no doubt with the lineup of celebrities for this year’s UK edition of Who Do You Think You Are? TV show, it will not only keep it’s loyal followers, but gain many more. Now into it’s eighth season, the ten celebrities that will take part in the 2011 series will be …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand – UPDATED

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many to be the “top” program in genealogy software. But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. For TMG users who need some help, or wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups. Here’s an updated list of those around Australia and New Zealand.

Genealogy Australia

Victorian Community History Awards 2011

Entries for the 13th Victorian Community History Awards are now open. This is an opportunity for your Society, Group or other community organisation (or yourself as an individual) that is involved in preserving Victoria’s history and heritage, to be involved and receive some recognition for your efforts.

Genealogy UK

A Treasure Trove of Ship Passenger Records Go Online

Passenger lists are a treasure of information for historians, and online UK family history website GenesReunited has just put 1.1 million page images of ship passenger lists (listing 24 million passengers) online. The lists include people onboard ships departing British ports for long-distance voyages across the world from 1890 to 1960.

General

Cyndi’s List Launches a New Website

Cyndi’s List is the Mega Site of genealogy gateway sites. With over 300,000 links and growing daily it is THE place to start. Cyndi’s List has just had a major upgrade, so if you haven’t visited the Cyndi’s List website recently, it’s time for a revisit!

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book

Published in 1943 during WWII, the ‘Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book’ this pocket-sized, and designed to be carried everywhere, it provided Australian soldiers with a wide range of useful information. Arabic and Japanese words, first aid for gas injuries, signaling, conduct overseas …