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 …
Let me tell you about a new website I’ve been playing with recently. It’s called ‘Find-A-Record’. So what is Find-A-Record? Well essentially is is a website that enables you to search for genealogical records by a town, region, or geographic area, and it tells you what records exist in the place and time period that your ancestors lived.
It’s that time again. Yes, there’s another Unlock the Past cruise not that far away, so it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These are not an item that we stock, so they’re not generally available. And we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy (and exclusive, did I mention exclusive as you can’t get these anywhere else) Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your order in now.
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.
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.
Highlights of currently available historic Australian Gazetteers and Street Directories reproduced on DATA CDs.
Apart from it being very well presented, the Inside History magazine, is packed with terrific advice, research tips, interviews and more. Issue 1 includes articles on a family with 24,000 descendants, Perth’s 14th century church bells, the latest project on the First Fleet, Reg Sprigg a well-known Australia geologist … and so much more.
One of Australia’s medical pioneers, Dr Bell was born in Ireland in 1815 and studied medicine in London, prior to arriving in Australia in 1839. Dr Bell became aware of the difficulty experienced by colonists in obtaining medical assistance in outlying areas. He wrote ‘The Settlers’ Guide’ to enable those in medical need to help themselves or others in times of difficulty.
The December 2010 issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine is out now. This issue contains an interesting mix of articles for when a quiet moment presents itself during the busy Festive Season.
Some very exciting family history news for those with Devon connections – findmypast.co.uk will digitise the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office records and publish them online for the very first time. They have over 1500 volumes of records, which detail the lives of over 3.5 million Devonians.
It was announced earlier this year as coming, and it is FINALLY coming!!! The long awaited (re-release) of Family Tree Maker for Mac is almost here.
Gift Ideas & Highlights Click on titles below for more details on each. Gift Ideas & Highlights under $10 Getting the Most Out of Findmypast.com.au – R. Kopittke & A. Phillips – $8.00 Subscriptions to online history and genealogy research sites are not cheap so it pays to know how to use them most effectively. […]
If you own an iPad, iPhone or an iPod Touch, wouldn’t you like to carry your genealogy database with you? Not only can you do that, but you even have many different genealogy programs to choose from. All of them can be downloaded and installed within seconds from the iPhone App Store.