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.
The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more.
The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website.
It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.
Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.