It’s Cruise T-Shirt Time Again!

It’s that time again. Yes, as the 2015 Unlock the Past cruises are coming up fast, it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These t-shirts are exclusive, and we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your pre-order in now.

Download English and Welsh BDM Records … Maybe?

What do you think about the possibility of being able to download historical English and Welsh certificates? Sounds good right? Well a campaign has been launched to enable greater public access to historic UK birth, marriage and death records, and your help is needed.

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more.

Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website.

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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 …

General

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 …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – April/May 2011

Here is the latest Australian history news of happenings and coming events from groups, societies, and historical places throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist v8 – Free Public Beta Now Available

Well it has been a loooong time coming, but news today from Wholly Genes (the publishers) is that The Master Genealogist (TMG) v8 is now available in the form of a free public beta that will expire in 30 days.

Genealogy UK

findmypast Ireland Launches

What a HUGE day yesterday was for Irish genealogists and researchers around the world, as findmypast Ireland (findmypast.ie) was launched. People can easily navigate and search over 4 million records that are available on www.findmypast.ie and discover their past no matter where they are in the world …

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Black Kettle and Full Moon: Daily Life in a Vanished Australia

‘Black Kettle and Fully Moon’ is a book about people, ordinary Australians, and how they organised their daily life a long while ago. It describes where they lived, shopped, what they ate and drank. It tells us how they kept warm and cool, how they lit their houses …

Genealogy Australia

Trove Update: More Historic Australian Newspapers Added

The National Library of Australia’s digitised newspaper collection ranks up there as one of the most important resources available online for historians and genealogists researching Australian history and people. This spectacular collection continues to grow each month, with more years, and new papers being continuously added …

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – May 2011 Issue Out Now

It’s time to turn the calendar over as May has now arrived, and with it comes the new issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine. In this new issue you will discover the real history behind our mother’s or grandmother’s aprons, and I bet you’ll be surprised.

Genealogy Australia

National Library of Australia eResources Card

What does a National Library of Australia eResources card do? Having one of funky little cards allows you to not only request collection items for use onsite in the NLA reading rooms, but also (and more importantly) it gives you access to a wide selection of resources that the NLA subscribes to. These allow you to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, newspapers, websites and guides.

Genealogy Australia

Family History Specials for Mothers Day

A great selection of Family History products, perfect as a present for mum on Mothers Day.

Events

Announcing Unlock the Past’s History & Genealogy New South Wales Expo (Coffs Harbour)

The first of four Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo’s this year will be held in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. This is going to be a major history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Coffs Harbour, but for much of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.