If you own an iPad, iPhone or an iPod Touch, wouldn’t you like to carry your genealogy database with you? Not only can you do that, but you even have many different genealogy programs to choose from. All of them can be downloaded and installed within seconds from the iPhone App Store.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Australian online data company, FindMyPast.com.au has been busy adding a heap of data (approx. 1,500,000 records) online in the last few weeks. So if you haven’t checked back recently, you might like to recheck.
I’m so excited to announce that Australia now has a brand new history and genealogy magazine. Called “Inside History” it was launched at Adelaide on Monday 8th November during the History and Genealogy Roadshow, and this is one stunning magazine!! Its 80 pages are packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on Australia and New Zealand’s varied history.
Within the last few years we’ve seen the last issues of Ancestors magazine, as well as Ancestry Magazine, Evertons Genealogical Helper, Heritage Quest, Genealogical Computing and Discovering Family History. Now it is with sadness that I advise that ‘Practical Family History’ will soon be added to the list of genealogy magazines that have ceased production, with Deecember 2010 being its last issue.
It is ALL GO here at the moment, with work on the Chris Paton Scottish Roadshow, the History & Genealogy Expo in Sydney, and the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand throughout November.