Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more.

A Thankyou to Internet Genealogy Magazine

I’m a little behind on my genealogy magazine reading (I always seem to be), however I did pick up the latest issue of Internet Genealogy (August/September 2014 issue) and started flipping through it today, and found an article titled “Top Genealogy Blogs: 2014 Edition”. And guess who made the list?

Findmypast Adds Victorian Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Online

There’s no doubt that passenger lists are one record that genealogsts’ crave. Being able to find out then when and where of your ancestors arrival is jackpot! And thanks to a deal that findmypast has with the Public Record Office Victoria, we now get online access to over 3.8 million Victorian passenger lists from your own home.

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.

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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.

Genealogy Software

Free RootsMagic Online Classes – Sign Up Now!!

RootsMagic is one world’s leading genealogy software programs. Easy-to-use, yet with a lot of features that many might not use to their full potential. So with a growing number of RootsMagic users worldwide, the publishers have decided to offer some online webinar courses for you to help you gain more from your program.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – January 2011 Issue Out Now

The January 2011 issue of the ‘Australian Family Tree Connections’ magazine is out now, and as usual, contains an interesting mix of articles. From mining, to convicts, from emigrant ancestors to DNA tests … it’s worth a read!

General

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – the Series

You may or may have heard of the “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy” blogs throughout the year. Just in case you missed them, I have compiled them all here for you. Read, try, learn … and I guarantee that it’ll help your genealogy.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 30 December 2010

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

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 24 December 2010

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

Events

‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ Commences on December 26th

The UK’s first ever Start Your Family Tree Week will be launched on December 26. Designed to encourage people to take the first steps in discovering their family history. There will be special offers and activities available every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts, competitions, and lots more …

Records

FamilySearch.org and FamilySearch Beta Merge

FamilySearch announced several major changes for its family history website, FamilySearch.org. Users will find millions of new records and images, over 40,000 helpful articles, over 100 interactive courses of instruction, and a forum to ask genealogy questions …

Family Tree Maker

Genealogy & History Gift Ideas & Highlights – December 2010

A selection of great Genealogy & History gift ideas and highlight products.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.8 Available

The people at RootsMagic have just announed the latest update to their program. This update (version 4.0.9.8) adds several requested features and fixed a number of issues.

General

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2 US version – Lineup Announced

Following on from the success of the first US season of Who Do You Think You Are?, the season two lineup of celebrities has just been announced by NBC.