World War 1 Centenary Projects #3

World War 1 Centenary Projects are well underway, with more being started all the time. The aim with this (and my earlier) World War 1 Centenary Projects posts is to list a few of them, so others know what is going on.

It’s Cruise T-Shirt Time Again!

It’s that time again. Yes, as the 2015 Unlock the Past cruises are coming up fast, it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These t-shirts are exclusive, and we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your pre-order in now.

Download English and Welsh BDM Records … Maybe?

What do you think about the possibility of being able to download historical English and Welsh certificates? Sounds good right? Well a campaign has been launched to enable greater public access to historic UK birth, marriage and death records, and your help is needed.

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

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.

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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.

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.