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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Highlight: Conserving, Preserving and Restoring Your Heritage

How do you conserve and preserve all those old documents, photographs, books, or clothing that you’ve inherited? This is a question that professional conservator Kennis answers for us in ‘Conserving, Preserving and Restoring Your Heritage’.

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – March 2011

Here is the latest news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. From family reunions, to book launches, town walks, and requests for information or memorabilia … it is all helping to celebrate history …

Genealogy Australia

The ‘History & Genealogy 2011: Australia & New Zealand’ Handbook has arrived!!!

Unlock the Past’s “History & Genealogy 2011” is now available. It includes over 60 Aus/NZ genealogy and history related articles together with a directory listing of 1700+ organisations, as well as adverts and vouchers that can save you hundreds of dollars.

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Australian Family Tree Connections – March 2011 Issue Out Now

Somehow the year has managed to sneak along to March already (although no-one knows how!!) Anyway a new month also brings us the a new issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, so that’s means some good reading over a cup of tea or coffee.

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Adelaide’s National Archives Office is on the Move

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) Adelaide Reading Room is officially on the move!! As of 9 March 2011, the NAA in Angas Street, Adelaide will be closed to all who have not pre-ordered records. And it will reopen on …

Events

Researching and Writing History Seminar brought to you by Unlock The Past

Whether you are a beginner or experienced researcher, or a budding novelist, Unlock the Past’s Researching and Writing History Seminar will provide you with practical information and guidance to use in your current or future projects – or perhaps inspire you to write for the very first time.

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National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants 2011 – Applications Now Open

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.

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Treasure Trove of Photos of Aussie Soldiers in World War I Unearthed in France

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.

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Highlight: Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma and Grandpa

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 …

Genealogy UK

The Guild of One-Name Studies Offers Extended Membership for a Limited Time

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.

Genealogy UK

Your Family History – Issue 100 (March 2011) is Out Now

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!!

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Ancestry.com.au Brings Family History to Life for Australian Kids

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.

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12 “Must-Visit” FREE Websites for Researching Australian Genealogy

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.