5th Unlock the Past Cruise – Part 1

We’ll the 5th Unlock the Past Cruise is underway, and having boarded the Marco Polo ship on Saturday 19th July, we are now currently up to day 3. As I have intermittent internet access onboard I’m not going to give detailed day-by-day happenings but rather an overview of what has happened so far.

On the Road Again …

I owe the title of this blog to Dick Eastman, as whenever he goes away he lets his readers know where he’s off to. That is what I’m doing in this post. Though technically it should probably be called “On the Sea Again … ” as I’m off on another cruise again, and hoping for some warmer weather.

Inside History Magazine – Issue 23 (Jul-Aug 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine’s issue 23 has hit the shelves, and it is another page turner issue. Charles Darwin, Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, the Eureka stockade, British India, how to decode your family photos, and much more are included!

RootsMagic Wants Your Feedback to Improve It

If you are a RootsMagic user, please take a moment to read this, as it is especially for you. The creators of RootsMagic have asked for feedback from users on how they can improve the program – so they need your input.

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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.

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy & History Titles – 24 September 2010

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

Events

Volunteers Needed for Unlock the Past Events

Do you want FREE ADMISSION to the coming Sydney Expo and/or the History & Genealogy Roadshow Australia & New Zealand? With two events coming up, Unlock the Past have put the call out for local volunteers who might like to help out. By doing so, you not only get free admission to the event, but also you will get to sit in on a whole days worth of talks also for free.

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy & History Titles – 17 September 2010

Another 35 new genealogy and history related titles have recently been added to our range. Australia, England, Ireland and Scottish titles.

Genealogy Australia

Season 3 Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, Coming Soon

The BIG news just announced is that Who Do You Think You Are?: Australian Edition Season 3 will begin screening on SBS on Sunday the 28th of November. Following the lives of six more Australian celebrities, you will be able to watch each, as they are taken on a journey to find their roots!!

Genealogy UK

UK Prison Hulk Records 1802-1849 now online

Ancestry continues to expand their collection, and have now added the UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 to their collection of online data. The series contains a letter book relating to the establishment of hulks written from 1847-1849 and the registers of prisoners on 19 different hulks between 1802-1849

Genealogy Australia

Circus History: the St Leon Troupe on YouTube – 1959 footage

Mark St Leon, Australia’s premier circus historian has advised us of some rare footage of the “St Leon Troupe” that has just come to light, which he has now put on to YouTube.

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy Titles – 10 September 2010

Check out 20 new titles that have recently been added to our list. Australia, England, Scotland, Canada and Heritage Scrapbooking all have new titles added …

General

Checklist – 77 Places to Look for Family History Information

A key factor in researching your family history is looking for documents or items that will give us clues and information. Buy starting to look around your own house, you will find a whole host of records. Here is a research checklist of 77 types of records, many you possibly hadn’t thought of … so if you thought you had looked EVERYWHERE … think again!!

Genealogy UK

300,000 British Military History Records Added Online at Military-Genealogy.com

For anyone with British military ancestors, Military-Genealogy.com really is a ‘must’ site. Already listing the “Soldiers Died in the Great War” and the “Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945″ on their website, another 300,000 records have just been added, making finding your UK ancestors military that much easier …

Genealogy Australia

New Australian Genealogy Records Online – September 2010

Looking for new records to search? Online? Well, load up your computer, and get browsing, as there is a whole heap of new Australian genealogy records which have recently made it online, just waiting for you to search.

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