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 Software

Discover History with the National Trust (UK) Android App

If you love history, and live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or are just visiting, and fancy a day out discovering, and are wondering where to go? The National Trust in the UK has just released an app that you can download for FREE for your Android phone.

Genealogy Australia

Highlight: Family History on the Cheap

‘Family History on the Cheap’ highlights numerous tips and tricks for how to get the most from research trips to archives, libraries, family history and local historical societies, visits to relatives, social networking sites, commercial websites and of course, Google.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – February 2011 Issue Out Now

With the arrival of the February issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine, 2011 is reminding us that the year is already flying by. With Christmas and new year holidays over, and the kids are now back to school, sit down with a cup of coffee and the latest issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine.

Genealogy Software

‘Families’ is now an App for Android

Families app is an app that is already available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but has just been released for Android. It works in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree, allowing your to view, edit, and sync back your complete tree at any time.

Genealogy UK

FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

Wow, what a way to start the year! FamilySearch have just announced another 90 million records have gone online. That is 90 MILLION records people … records that were not online even a month ago!!

Genealogy Australia

2000 Archive Digital Books CDs Discounted 50% for February

We are having a BIG SALE, and almost all of the 2000 Archive CD Books Australia / Archive Digital Books Australasia products are discounted by 50% for the whole of February. So now is a great time to grab yourself a bargain.

Genealogy Australia

Online Australian Genealogy Courses Start Feb 7th

Christmas and New year are over, the kids are back at school, so why not do something for yourself, and expand your knowledge on Australian records to a greater extent, by taking a online genealogy course?

General

Waitangi Day Blog Challenge: Your Early Settler Memories

Our New Zealand friends have seen what a great idea the Australia Day Challenge was, and that it provoked participation from a heap of people … and would now like to do the same for New Zealander’s, or those with New Zealand connections for Waitangi Day (New Zealand’s national day).

Genealogy Australia

Australia Day Heritage: Meet Isaac Richardson, Labourer, Swing Rioter and Convict

As a way to help celebrate our Australian heritage on Australia Day, fellow Aussie genealogy blogger TwigsOfYore, has suggested a theme of finding a document relating to your earliest Australian ancestor and writing about it. So let me introduce you to my great-great-great-great grandpa Isaac Richardson.

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Highlight: A Treasury of Royal Scandals

Gleeful, naughty, and sometimes perverted – like so many of the crowned heads themselves – ‘A Treasury of Royal Scandals’ presents the best (and worst?) of royal misbehaviour through the ages. From ancient Rome to Edwardian England, from the lavish rooms of Versailles to the dankest corners of the Bastille, the great royals of Europe are all covered in this fascinating book.

General

Murphy’s Law of Genealogy

As genealogists and family historians it is often one step forward, then three steps back in what we find. And Murphy’s Law never seems to be far away when looking for that elusive record!!

Genealogy Australia

Find Your Convict Ancestors Online for FREE

To celebrate Australia Day Ancestry.com.au are giving you FREE, unlimited access to the 2.3 million convicts records that they have online. Records such as Passenger Lists from the First Fleet, Muster rolls and Registers of Pardons dating back to 1788 are all there. Be quick, you only have FREE access until 31 January.

Genealogy UK

Society of Genealogists Adds 9 Million Records to FindMyPast.co.uk

When a large Archive and an online data site decide to work together this is GOOD news for the community worldwide. Even better when it adds another 9 million records online!! The records relating to millions of people held by the Society of Genealogists are now easier than ever to search online, thanks to a partnership with findmypast.co.uk.