Chris Paton–Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour Survey Stats

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.

Global Search for Descendants of Berwick Families

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.

Deadline Looming for the NLA’s 2014 Community Heritage Grants

The deadline for the National Library of Australia 2014 Community heritage Grants is looming, so don’t delay if your group is wishing to send in an application. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents …

The Australian Dress Register

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975, and includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday wear.

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Products

New History & Genealogy Titles – 5 November 2010

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland and General titles.

Genealogy UK

England’s ‘Practical Family History’ Magazine to Cease Production

Within the last few years we’ve seen the last issues of Ancestors magazine, as well as Ancestry Magazine, Evertons Genealogical Helper, Heritage Quest, Genealogical Computing and Discovering Family History. Now it is with sadness that I advise that ‘Practical Family History’ will soon be added to the list of genealogy magazines that have ceased production, with Deecember 2010 being its last issue.

Events

SA History Week Grows to a Month Long Festival

South Australian history buffs, you’d better keep all of May 2011 free, because in 2011, SA History Week will become: About Time: South Australia’s History Festival, which will run from 1 May to 31 May 2011.

Genealogy UK

Another 100,000 Records for Ireland Added Online

New records have recently been added to Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System. You will now find an additional 100,000 birth, death, marriage and census records covering the parishes and districts of County Limerick.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 29 October 2010

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, and General titles.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.7 Available

The publisher’s of RootsMagic have just released an update to RootsMagic 4 (version 4.0.9.7). This minor update fixes a number of issues.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 22 October 2010

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, Scotland and General titles.

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – October 2010

Here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. From family reunions, to book launches, cemetery open days, school centenaries, and art competitions … it is all helping to celebrate history …

Events

It’s All Happening with Genealogy Events in Australia

It is ALL GO here at the moment, with work on the Chris Paton Scottish Roadshow, the History & Genealogy Expo in Sydney, and the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand throughout November.

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Specials – October

Save with these great October Specials – Save between 20% and 50% on a range of select titles.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2011 Aus/NZ Editions – Availability Update

The latest news from the Australian distributors is that the release date of Family Tree Maker 2011 (Deluxe, Platinum and Upgrade) unfortunately has slipped a little, and we are now expecting (hoping) supplies to arrive in the second week of November …

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – Remember Joseph Coates

Preserve the history of your ancestors with heritage scrapbooking. Start with a photo of your relative, add some background papers, a few embellishments, and a little anecdotal information … and waalaa … a page of your ancestor has been created.

Genealogy UK

findmypast.co.uk Announces Plans to Digitise 8 Million Manchester Records

For those with family connections to Manchester in Lancashire, England … get ready to be inundated with another 8 million records coming online from the Manchester Archives …