Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – September 2014

It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.

RootsMagic for TMG Users

The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions …

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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 …