Chris Paton–Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour Survey Stats

Those who attended the recent Chris Paton-Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour around Australia were invited give feedback as well, on the venue, on the talks, and on some general genealogy queries. It is those extra genealogy questions that we have the stats for here, and wanted to share as they give some very interesting results.

Global Search for Descendants of Berwick Families

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in Northumberland, England, which is generally known as simply Berwick, and has a VERY long history. This town is situated in England, but is only 4km from the Scottish border. Now there is a global search on to find descendants of those who used to live in this town. Sounds like a grand plan, but it is for a grand occasion, as 2015 is the 900th anniversary of the town.

Deadline Looming for the NLA’s 2014 Community Heritage Grants

The deadline for the National Library of Australia 2014 Community heritage Grants is looming, so don’t delay if your group is wishing to send in an application. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents …

The Australian Dress Register

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975, and includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday wear.

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Events

Australia’s History and Genealogy Cruise 2011

Unlock the Past is organinsing its inaugural History and Genealogy Cruise for 2011. This will be a relaxing 7 night cruise to the South Pacific, combined with a fascinating history and genealogy themed conference.

Genealogy Australia

More Australian History News – August 2010

Another fortnight brings yet more news from primarily regional (but not exclusively) Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia …

Genealogy Australia

SA 175 Years – History Grants Up For Grabs

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the foundation of South Australia. To help commemorate this significant event the South Australian Government is offering grants to assist community groups to acknowledge this important milestone.

Genealogy Australia

Queensland Family History Society Book, now an Award Winner

The 2010 winners of the National Trust Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award were announced on 26 Aug 2010. Top honours with the ‘Gold Award’ in the Community category was taken out by Qld Family History Society for their publication ‘Queensland Founding Families’ through its exploration of the history of families living in Queensland prior to Separation …

Events

New South Wales History Week 2010

The History Council of New South Wales invites you to attend History Week 2010 to be held 4-12 September 2010. History Week is the state’s annual festival of history …

Genealogy Software

Getting Started With Reunion for Mac [VIDEO]

Reunion has been around for over 20 years and this family tree program gets better and better with each version, the current release is Reunion version 9. Here are 4 videos to help you in getting started with Reunion.

Other

Heritage Scrapbooking and Your Family Tree

How can scrapbooking and family trees NOT go together perfectly? Scrapbooking is the process of creating visual memoirs (a record) … and genealogy is the finding and recording of your ancestors and descendants.

Genealogy UK

British Chelsea Pensioner Records Now Online

Findmypast.com.uk has recently added 184,650 records and 1,003,794 images to their Chelsea Pensioners collection for the period 1760-1854. This brings the total amount of Chelsea Pensioner records and images on findmypast.co.uk to 691,520 records and 4,200,729 images.

Genealogy UK

Thousands of Dorset Parish Records Go Online at FindMyPast.co.uk

Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has just added 22,000 baptism, marriage and burial records to its Dorset parish record collection, bringing the total number of Dorset parish records available at findmypast.co.uk up to almost 450,000.

Genealogy UK

English, Welsh and Scottish Census Dates

To say the UK censuses are important records for genealogists researching their English, Welsh or Scottish ancestors is truly an understatement. The information they provide is invaluable in finding members of the same family, their sex, address, occupations, marital status and where they were born.

General

79 Online Genealogy Courses Starting in September

If you are wanting to increase your genealogy knowledge, but don’t have the time or desire to book into local courses (that is assuming they are even on offer in your area), take an online genealogical course through the NIGS.

Genealogy Software

Legacy Family Tree for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad and want to take your family tree files with you wherever you go take a look at TelGen Limited’s ‘Families’, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.5 Available

The makers of RootsMagic have been hard at work with the latest version of RootsMagic 4, and this latest installment implements some requested new features, and well as fixing a number of pesky bugs.