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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Family Historian

Family Historian Version 4.1 Update Released

The latest advice from Calico Pie Software (the publishers of Family Historian) is that … “Version 4.1 was released yesterday. Version 4.x users can now download a free upgrade to 4.1. The new version has numerous new features and enhancements …”

Events

History and Genealogy Expo Adelaide 2010

For South Australians, or those that wish to visit our fine State, here is a genealogy and history event not to be missed. Australian company Unlock the Past are organising the Adelaide’s first “History and Genealogy Expo”, together with the support of the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society. This two day event will be held on 30 and 31 July 2010 …

Events

Wrap-up of the FindMyPast talks in Australia

She came, she talked, she went – it really was a flying visit. So who am I talking about? Recently Gould Genealogy was privileged to have Elaine Collins from FindMyPast.co.uk come and visit … and we managed to get just a few pics in before she left as proof (but that’s later). Firstly the meetings […]

User Groups

Family Tree Maker – User Groups in Australia

Family Tree Maker is one of the world’s most popular genealogy software programs, and as such has a large following of users in Australia. If you are new to the Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it.

General

Who Do You Think You Are Goes Global

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has grown from a one-off series to a global phenomenon, and has been instrumental in making family history an accepted modern-day hobby …

Genealogy UK

Huge Newspaper Digitisation Project Announced by FindMyPast.co.uk

Nearly 40 million British newspaper pages covering three and a half centuries will be made available to search online over the next 10 years thanks to a huge new digitisation project between the British Library and brighsolid (parent company of FindMyPast.co.uk) …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – May 2010

Last month I did a blog post relating to news from regional South Australian groups. I have now expanded this theme to cover any group, society, museum, archive throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us to make mention of, the others we have found …

General

For Sale: Carrier for Film or Fiche Reader

From time to time apart from our regular genealogy products, we sell off secondhand machines. Previously we have sold off some of our own book scanners when we’ve upgraded to newer models and we’ve also had some microfiche readers that someone no longer had use for. If you have either a Kodak or Konica film or fiche reader, and want a bargain then keep on reading …

Genealogy Software

GEDCOM … What is it? and why is it important?

Having worked in the genealogy industry for many years now, I come across many people who have often heard of ‘GEDCOM’, but really don’t know what it is, how it works or understand the importance of it. These are points that I wish to briefly cover here …

Family Tree Maker

Uploading a File to Ancestry.com from Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010?

Family Tree Maker, one of the world’s most popular genealogy programs, also allows users to upload their tree straight from their data file, to the Ancestry.com website. Uploading a tree from Family Tree Maker to Ancestry.com differs depending on your version. Please follow the instructions below if you have Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, or 2010.

Genealogy Australia

STOP PRESS – Just Released: New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903

BIG, BIG, NEWS!! The New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is now available CD-ROM You’re hearing this ‘almost’ first, we did give our Facebook fans a hint of what was coming a few days ago. And while the New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is the first, there are more Electoral Rolls to come … […]

Events

Jews of the Outback: Centenary of Jewish Life in Broken Hill

November 2010 is the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Broken Hill Synagogue in 1910. The Broken Hill Historical Society and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are jointly organising a full program
of Centenary celebrations and activities in Broken Hill …

Genealogy Australia

New Australian Genealogy Records Online – May 2010

While Australia is a little behind the rest of the world in online-genealogy content, it is coming bit-by-bit, and as some significant databases have gone online recently I thought I would make mention of it – just in case you missed them.

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