World War 1 Centenary Projects #3

World War 1 Centenary Projects are well underway, with more being started all the time. The aim with this (and my earlier) World War 1 Centenary Projects posts is to list a few of them, so others know what is going on.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.