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 Family Tree Connections – January 2011 Issue Out Now

The January 2011 issue of the ‘Australian Family Tree Connections’ magazine is out now, and as usual, contains an interesting mix of articles. From mining, to convicts, from emigrant ancestors to DNA tests … it’s worth a read!

General

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – the Series

You may or may have heard of the “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy” blogs throughout the year. Just in case you missed them, I have compiled them all here for you. Read, try, learn … and I guarantee that it’ll help your genealogy.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 30 December 2010

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. New products come in the Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Stationery and Scrapbooking categories.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 24 December 2010

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. New products come in the Australia, England, Scotland and Souvenir categories.

Events

‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ Commences on December 26th

The UK’s first ever Start Your Family Tree Week will be launched on December 26. Designed to encourage people to take the first steps in discovering their family history. There will be special offers and activities available every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts, competitions, and lots more …

Records

FamilySearch.org and FamilySearch Beta Merge

FamilySearch announced several major changes for its family history website, FamilySearch.org. Users will find millions of new records and images, over 40,000 helpful articles, over 100 interactive courses of instruction, and a forum to ask genealogy questions …

Family Tree Maker

Genealogy & History Gift Ideas & Highlights – December 2010

A selection of great Genealogy & History gift ideas and highlight products.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.8 Available

The people at RootsMagic have just announed the latest update to their program. This update (version 4.0.9.8) adds several requested features and fixed a number of issues.

General

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2 US version – Lineup Announced

Following on from the success of the first US season of Who Do You Think You Are?, the season two lineup of celebrities has just been announced by NBC.

General

Gould Genealogy Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

The management and staff at Gould Genealogy would like to take this oppostunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Over Christmas and New Year our shop trading hours are: …

General

Vote Now in Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

2010 is coming to the end and Family Tree Magazine has just announced the nominees for its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest. With so many good genealogy blogs around the people at Family Tree Magazine have managed to get their list down to 117. Now they’re wanting your help to narrow it down to the Top 40.

Genealogy Australia

Huge Tasmanian Convict Project is now Underway

A major new research project delves deep into the past. The secret lives of our Tasmanian convict ancestors are going to be revealed in a major new research project. A collaboration between demographers, historians, epidemiologists and genealogists. By examining birth, death and marriage records and other historical sources …

Genealogy Australia

Historic Australian Gazetteer and Street Directory highlights

Highlights of currently available historic Australian Gazetteers and Street Directories reproduced on DATA CDs.