5th Unlock the Past Cruise – Part 1

We’ll the 5th Unlock the Past Cruise is underway, and having boarded the Marco Polo ship on Saturday 19th July, we are now currently up to day 3. As I have intermittent internet access onboard I’m not going to give detailed day-by-day happenings but rather an overview of what has happened so far.

On the Road Again …

I owe the title of this blog to Dick Eastman, as whenever he goes away he lets his readers know where he’s off to. That is what I’m doing in this post. Though technically it should probably be called “On the Sea Again … ” as I’m off on another cruise again, and hoping for some warmer weather.

Inside History Magazine – Issue 23 (Jul-Aug 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine’s issue 23 has hit the shelves, and it is another page turner issue. Charles Darwin, Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, the Eureka stockade, British India, how to decode your family photos, and much more are included!

RootsMagic Wants Your Feedback to Improve It

If you are a RootsMagic user, please take a moment to read this, as it is especially for you. The creators of RootsMagic have asked for feedback from users on how they can improve the program – so they need your input.

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Events

Tasmanian Convict Sites Collect Memories in Australian Heritage Week 2011

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.

Genealogy Software

More Free RootsMagic Classes Online

Easy-to-use, yet with a lot of features that many might not use to their full potential, the publishers of RootsMagic have decided to offer some online webinar courses for you to help you gain more from your program.

Genealogy Australia

ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

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.

Genealogy Software

iFamily for Leopard now Updated

First released in October 2006, the Mac genealogy software program ‘iFamily for Leopard’ has proven itself to be one of the stayers. This program has just released a new version which updates it to version 2.522.

Genealogy UK

Your Family History – Issue 101 (Spring 2011) is Out Now

This issue of ‘Your Family History’ gives readers a definitive guide to marriage records and concentrates on the latest, most accurate ways to search these vital resources … and they’ve not limited it to just English records either – there are updates on the best ways to search Scottish and Irish weddings as well!

Events

Unlock the Past’s First History and Genealogy Cruise Sets Sail

Unlock the Past is proudly hosting their first ever History and Genealogy Cruise which sets sail this weekend. Staff from both Gould Genealogy & History and Unlock the Past will be on this voyage which incorporates all the regular features of a cruise … relaxation, accommodation, meals, entertainment, shopping, and day tours on islands, together with history and genealogy themed meetings.

Other

Ancestry Release New Irish Records to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day (March 17) is celebrated by the Irish and Irish descendants around the world. Ancestry have added to the celebration by releasing a raft of new records that will help people uncover their Irish roots.

Other

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.

Genealogy Australia

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.

Genealogy Australia

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.