Genealogy: Where Can I Learn More?

Do you want better results from your genealogy searches? Do you want to learn how to use what time you have, to research better? The key to these is education. The more you know about how to research, the more effective your results will be, and the better your time will be used.

Ancestry’s MyCanvas Finds a New Home

Back in June 2014 Ancestry announced the closure of a number of related sites, one of those being MyCanvas. Now some good news for MyCanvas users is that it is sticking around as Alexander’s who are the printers of the photo books have now taken over MyCanvas.

Join the Genealogy World Photo Day Challenge 2014

“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.” That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.

TMG to be Discontinued! What Should I Do?

Wholly Genes, the developers of The Master Genealogist (TMG), announced in late July 2014 that the decision has been made to discontinue The Master Genealogist. A number of people have since written asking what they should do.

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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.

Other

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.

Genealogy Australia

Inside History – Issue 2 (Jan-Feb 2011) Out Now

The newest history and genealogy magazine for the Australian and New Zealand market was launched in November 2010, and has received rave reviews. Released bi-monthly, Issue 2 has just hit the shelves and provides yet another great read for all with Australian history and genealogy interests.

Family Tree Maker

New History & Genealogy Titles – 14 January 2011

More new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. New products come in the Australia, England, Wales, Scotland, Scrapbooking & Software categories.

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Certificate Course in Australian Records coming February

A world leader in online genealogy certificate courses and distance education, the National Institute of Genealogical Studies method of study allows students to study at their own pace, at the time and place convenient for them. The Institute annouces that the new “Australian Records Certificate” is now available, and starts in 7 February 2011.

Family Tree Maker

Convert Your Family Tree Maker PC files to Mac?

“How do I convert my FTM (PC) files so that it can be read on FTM for Mac?” … this is a question that I’m being asked regularly, so I feel that a blog post is needed. The answer is that there are different methods of transferring depending on what version of FTM you are currently transferring from.

Genealogy Australia

Share a Piece of Your Australian Heritage on Australia Day – 26 January 2011

To celebrate Australia Day this year, find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia, then answer three questions.

Genealogy Australia

Help Save Australia’s Convict Heritage, Sign the Petition Now

The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is the location of Australia’s first purpose built convict establishment for women and children. Despite this important history, the Precinct has not been recognised as a National Heritage site. The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association is preparing a national heritage listing application, and needs your help by signing a petition.