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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Genealogy Australia

More Australian History News – June 2010

Continuing on in my updates of 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 UK

London Lives 1690 to 1800: Crime, Poverty and Social History

What was it like to live in the world’s first million person city … London? Crime, poverty, and illness; apprenticeship, work, politics and money; how people voted, lived and died; all this and more can be found in the documents on the newly released London Lives 1690-1800 website.

Genealogy Australia

1876 County Atlas of South Australia and the Northern Territory

This is an amazing collection of old maps showing the counties, hundreds and districts in South Australia and the Northern Territory as they were in 1876, manhy of which no longer exist.

Genealogy Australia

R.I.P. Jim Harbison

Jim Harbison was a good friend of all who had an interest in Moonta and it’s history. But probably few knew him as well as Ros Paterson …

Genealogy Australia

Directories and Almanacs

Directories are a wonderful resource for family & local historians. Below are a number of highlights from our range of directories, for 100s more visit our website. Unlock the Past has an article on directories and their use by Graham Jaunay …

Genealogy UK

FindMyPast.co.uk Offers Free Access During World Cup When England Plays

World Cup Soccer is no doubt dominating the world and TV screens at present, but for those not quite so obsessed with soccer – but more so with genealogy, FindMyPast.co.uk have an amazing offer of allowing users FREE ACCESS to their website whenever England is playing …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – June 2010

Continuing on in my (so far) monthly update of 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 Software

RootsMagic 4.0.9.2 Update Available

It seems to be the week for genealogy software program updates, and RootsMagic have joined in. They have just released an update to RootsMagic version 4 (4.0.9.2), which is a minor update but does fix some bugs

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2010 Patch Update for Vista and Windows 7

Ancestry has just released a Patch Update for Family Tree Maker Version 2010 for computers using Windows Vista or Windows 7 …

Genealogy UK

Re-Activate Your Expired ScotlandsPeople Credits

Now this “IS” GREAT NEWS! ScotlandsPeople, Scotland’s premier online genealogy data website, would like to offer all customers who have existing credits in their account the opportunity to re-activate and use the credits at no cost through the use of a voucher code.

Genealogy Software

Legacy Family Tree version 7.4.0.45 Released

With the relatively recent release of Legacy 7.4 behind them, the makers of Legacy Family Tree have are in no way just sitting back with their feet up.
They have just released a new update to 7.4 (version 7.4.0.45), which includes some new features, a few changes and some fixes. This is a free update for all Legacy 7 Users.

General

We’re Looking for Australian Heritage and Family Tree Scrapbookers

How about we pay you, to do scrapbooking? That’s right… WE PAY YOU TO SCRAP!! Why, you ask? We are wanting to have some sample pages made that we can use for displays and promotions, so we are on the look-out for keen crafters, die-hard scrappers or those that have the time to do a bit of scrapping …

Genealogy Australia

Victorian Historical Societies Recieve Awards

Congratulations are in order for several local Victorian Historical Societies, who were recently presented with the ‘Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award’ 2010 for their contribution to the preservation of historical records.

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