Find-A-Record Helps you Find Records

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.

Unlock the Past Cruise T-shirts Available to Order

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.

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.

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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 …

General

How to Get Started on Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. If you’re not sure of just how to get started, keep reading …

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – Once Upon a Time

Heritage scrapbooking is the perfect way to enhance your old photos and memoirs, and here is just one example …

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 8 October 2010

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

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Genealogy & History News – it’s our Blogiversary

Can you believe that our Genealogy & History News is having it’s first Blogiversary today? No, I couldn’t either …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many to be the “top of the line” in genealogy software. But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. For TMG users who need some help, or just wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups.

Family Tree Maker

New History & Genealogy Titles – 1 October 2010

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

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – September 2010

So here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

Genealogy UK

850,000 Devon Parish Records go Online at FindMyPast.co.uk

esearching your Devon ancestors has just got a whole lot easier, with leading family history website findmypast.co.uk having just added an impressive 857,603 new Devon parish register records to their website. Supplied by the Devon Family History Society, you can search for baptisms, marriages and burials …

Genealogy Australia

Richmond River Historical Society wins the ABC Regional Museums Award

Now in its third year, the 2010 Regional Museums Award attracted just over 100 entries from museums in every Australian state and territory. Richmond River Historical Society – based in Lismore, New South Wales – has won the ABC Regional Museums Award in Australia.

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy & History Titles – 24 September 2010

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

Events

Volunteers Needed for Unlock the Past Events

Do you want FREE ADMISSION to the coming Sydney Expo and/or the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand? With two events coming up, Unlock the Past have put the call out for local volunteers who might like to help out. By doing so, you not only get free admission to the event, but also you will get to sit in on a whole days worth of talks also for free.