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.
The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website.
It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.
Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.
The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …
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.
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 …
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.