Can you imagine being able to see a photograph of a grave of a relative who died at war? Particularly when there is no chance of being able to visit the burial place. The aim of The War Graves Photographic Project is to photograph every war grave of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a searchable database. But now they’re asking for Australians to help out …
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.
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?
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.
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.
In January I did a post asking people to sign a petition to help save Parramatta’s Historic Female Factory. Now we finally have some good news for you. The Parramatta Advertiser has reported ‘a victory for supporters of the historic Female Factory’.
The world of online genealogy data keeps growing at an unbelievable rate, and it is good to see some New Zealand content being added on as well. Ancestry has just uploaded a heap of new military records for New Zealand, which is perfect timing to be up in time for ANZAC Day.
As far as family tree scrapbooking ranges go, Paper Loft’s “For the Record” range is seriously one of the best around … and easily the best that is currently available. Scrapbooking and family history do go together so well, as once you have done you research, it is really nice to present it in some way. With this range you you really a case of filling in the blanks …
South Australia’s History Week has grown from being a week long celebration to now encompass a full month. That month being May 1-31. And that’s not the only change, HistorySA have also renamed the event to About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.
Your Family History Issue 102s is packed with useful hints and tips to help you discover the easy ways to trace family heirlooms and see if there’s a titled connection in your family tree. The noble theme continues through our special royalty feature, looking at fascinating accounts of royal weddings and we discover how your ancestors would have celebrated. The occupations series continues as we delve into the dangerous occupation of mining and the records that survive for tracing family.
Here’s some exciting news for researchers looking for reli’s in Cambridgeshire. Findmypast.co.uk have just added over 1 million new parish records for Cambridgeshire online. The vast quantity of records and the wide date range they cover, make them a hugely valuable resource for family historians.
Do you have photos, diaries, letters, stories or oral histories relating to our major convict heritage sites in Tasmania that you would like to share? If you do, you are invited to attend events at the Tasmanian World Heritage-listed Convict Sites to celebrate Australian Heritage Week.
The “Anzac Day Blog Challenge” has been issued. This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch. Do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.