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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Genealogy Australia

National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants 2011 – Applications Now Open

The National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants (CHG) provides grants of up to $15,000 toganisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, and multicultural groups. Applications for the 2011 Grants are now open, and close 5.00pm Friday 6 May.

Genealogy Australia

Treasure Trove of Photos of Aussie Soldiers in World War I Unearthed in France

A treasure trove of photographs of Australian diggers taken during the First World War have been discovered in an attic in France, in a major find hailed as ”one of the most important discoveries from World War I” by military historians.

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Highlight: Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma and Grandpa

What is your favorite family memory? How did the world you grew up in differ from today’s world? Is there anything in life you wish you did, but never have? What would you want me to share about you to future generatons? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions you will find in this book …

Genealogy UK

The Guild of One-Name Studies Offers Extended Membership for a Limited Time

A Press Release recently sent to me from The Guild of One-Name Studies advises of a very special offer that they are offering to all new joiners to coincide with the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event. The offer is available to all worldwide.

Genealogy UK

Your Family History – Issue 100 (March 2011) is Out Now

Your Family History, Issue 100 (March 2011) is out now. Apart from being the best value for money magazine around, it is packed full with the latest happenings relating to online records, societies, publications and news from genealogical world in general, as well as helpful tips throughout. An all round fabulous read!!

Genealogy Australia

Ancestry.com.au Brings Family History to Life for Australian Kids

Created by leading family history experts, Ancestry.com.au, has just launched My Place in History. This is a free web-based educational program designed for teachers to assist them in teaching their students about family history. The program brings family history right into the classroom of Australian primary schools by placing the child’s family history at the centre of the learning experience.

Genealogy Australia

12 “Must-Visit” FREE Websites for Researching Australian Genealogy

The interest in genealogy is constantly growing, and with it comes the availability of more records … mostly online. Here is a list of ‘must-visit’ sites for those who are reseaching Australians. Newspapers, convicts, cemeteries, military records, photographs, shipping records and more are all available online and for FREE.

Genealogy Australia

The Ryerson Index Makes an Appeal to Australian Local Groups

The Ryerson Index is a website with over 2,800,000 death, funeral, probate and obituary notices from Australian newspapers. The Ryerson Index team have now put the call out to Family History or Local History Societies who are interested in indexing the notices from their local paper, can you help?

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: The Battle of Vinegar Hill: Australia’s Irish Rebellion, 1804

Among the many Irish criminals transported were those whose crimes were political. The resentment of these Irish political convicts ran deep. This was largely due to the lack of official records, which caused injustice and confusion over the lengths of their sentences. ‘The Battle of Vinegar Hill’ is the story of botched, mini-rebellions failed escape attempts, mutiny, conspiracies, betrayals and personal tragedy.

Genealogy Australia

Australian History and Genealogy Events 2011-12 Brought to you by Unlock the Past

During 2010 our sister company, Unlock the Past embarked on bringing a number of history and genealogy events to people throughout Australia and New Zealand. Let me tell you what is coming in 2011 and 2012 …

Genealogy UK

Scottish 1911 Census to go Online in April 2011

Scottish researchers clear the calendar for April 2011, because as of the 5th of April, I guarantee that you’ll be spending it glued to your computer, checking out the (then) newly-released Scottish 1911 Census online.

General

Please Support Cyndi’s List

As a genealogist, can you imagine life without Cyndi’s List? Do you think you’d be able to find many of the links that her website has, without it? She has made the life of everyone who uses her website that much easier … and now she needs our help, so please support Cyndi’s List.

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Watch Who Do You Think You Are? (US) Season 2 Online [VIDEO]

For fans of Who Do You Think our Are? (the US edition), you can now tune in to them online. Episode 1 featuring Vanessa Williams is available to watch online until 18 September 2011.