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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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.

General

Gould Genealogy Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

The management and staff at Gould Genealogy would like to take this oppostunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Over Christmas and New Year our shop trading hours are: …

General

Vote Now in Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

2010 is coming to the end and Family Tree Magazine has just announced the nominees for its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest. With so many good genealogy blogs around the people at Family Tree Magazine have managed to get their list down to 117. Now they’re wanting your help to narrow it down to the Top 40.

Genealogy Australia

Huge Tasmanian Convict Project is now Underway

A major new research project delves deep into the past. The secret lives of our Tasmanian convict ancestors are going to be revealed in a major new research project. A collaboration between demographers, historians, epidemiologists and genealogists. By examining birth, death and marriage records and other historical sources …

Genealogy Australia

Historic Australian Gazetteer and Street Directory highlights

Highlights of currently available historic Australian Gazetteers and Street Directories reproduced on DATA CDs.

Genealogy Australia

Inside History – Issue 1 (Nov-Dec 2010) Out Now

Apart from it being very well presented, the Inside History magazine, is packed with terrific advice, research tips, interviews and more. Issue 1 includes articles on a family with 24,000 descendants, Perth’s 14th century church bells, the latest project on the First Fleet, Reg Sprigg a well-known Australia geologist … and so much more.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Medical Pioneers … when Leeches, Enemas & Forks Were the Cure

One of Australia’s medical pioneers, Dr Bell was born in Ireland in 1815 and studied medicine in London, prior to arriving in Australia in 1839. Dr Bell became aware of the difficulty experienced by colonists in obtaining medical assistance in outlying areas. He wrote ‘The Settlers’ Guide’ to enable those in medical need to help themselves or others in times of difficulty.

Genealogy Australia

Australian Family Tree Connections – December 2010 Issue Out Now

The December 2010 issue of the Australian Family Tree Connections magazine is out now. This issue contains an interesting mix of articles for when a quiet moment presents itself during the busy Festive Season.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 3 December 2010

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

Genealogy UK

More Family History Records from FindMyPast.co.uk & Plymouth & West Devon Record Office

Some very exciting family history news for those with Devon connections – findmypast.co.uk will digitise the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office records and publish them online for the very first time. They have over 1500 volumes of records, which detail the lives of over 3.5 million Devonians.

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 26 November 2010

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