Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

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.

A Thankyou to Internet Genealogy Magazine

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?

Findmypast Adds Victorian Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Online

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.

Genealogy: Where Can I Learn More?

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.

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Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Specials – October

Save with these great October Specials – Save between 20% and 50% on a range of select titles.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2011 Aus/NZ Editions – Availability Update

The latest news from the Australian distributors is that the release date of Family Tree Maker 2011 (Deluxe, Platinum and Upgrade) unfortunately has slipped a little, and we are now expecting (hoping) supplies to arrive in the second week of November …

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – Remember Joseph Coates

Preserve the history of your ancestors with heritage scrapbooking. Start with a photo of your relative, add some background papers, a few embellishments, and a little anecdotal information … and waalaa … a page of your ancestor has been created.

Genealogy UK

findmypast.co.uk Announces Plans to Digitise 8 Million Manchester Records

For those with family connections to Manchester in Lancashire, England … get ready to be inundated with another 8 million records coming online from the Manchester Archives …

General

How to Get Started on Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. If you’re not sure of just how to get started, keep reading …

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – Once Upon a Time

Heritage scrapbooking is the perfect way to enhance your old photos and memoirs, and here is just one example …

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 8 October 2010

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

General

Genealogy & History News – it’s our Blogiversary

Can you believe that our Genealogy & History News is having it’s first Blogiversary today? No, I couldn’t either …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many to be the “top of the line” in genealogy software. But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. For TMG users who need some help, or just wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups.

Family Tree Maker

New History & Genealogy Titles – 1 October 2010

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

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – September 2010

So here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

Genealogy UK

850,000 Devon Parish Records go Online at FindMyPast.co.uk

esearching your Devon ancestors has just got a whole lot easier, with leading family history website findmypast.co.uk having just added an impressive 857,603 new Devon parish register records to their website. Supplied by the Devon Family History Society, you can search for baptisms, marriages and burials …

Genealogy Australia

Richmond River Historical Society wins the ABC Regional Museums Award

Now in its third year, the 2010 Regional Museums Award attracted just over 100 entries from museums in every Australian state and territory. Richmond River Historical Society – based in Lismore, New South Wales – has won the ABC Regional Museums Award in Australia.

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