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
Back in June 2014 Ancestry announced the closure of a number of related sites, one of those being MyCanvas. Now some good news for MyCanvas users is that it is sticking around as Alexander’s who are the printers of the photo books have now taken over MyCanvas.
“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.” That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.
Wholly Genes, the developers of The Master Genealogist (TMG), announced in late July 2014 that the decision has been made to discontinue The Master Genealogist. A number of people have since written asking what they should do.
Findmypast have had their Passenger Lists Leaving the UK 1890-1960 online for quite some time now, but their brand new release of over 150,000 South Australian passenger lists records covers the years 1847-1886, filling in that very important gap of when so many emigrated.
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.
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!!
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 …
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.
It is not often that we see significant price drops in our industry, but it sure nice when we do. Even better when it is on a popular genealogy software program. The good news for you is that Family Historian 4 (UK edition) has now dropped in price to $69.95 – which saves you $30.00!!
At 145 years old, the City of Adelaide is the oldest surviving clipper. After making 23 voyages from London to South Australia in the 1800s, the ship has been sitting in Scotland in a shipyard for years. It is now set to make its way back to South Australia one more time – this for for good.
The “Scots in Geelong and District to 1860″ CD-ROM produced by Pam Jennings and Susie Zada, has WON the “Best Community Research, Registers and Records” category in the Victorian Community History Awards
Preparations for Unlock the Past’s History and Genealogy Expo in Sydney are well underway, and some VERY exciting news just in, is that they will have Chris Paton, from Scotland’s Greatest Story as an international guest speaker attending the event.
Australia’s new findmypast.com.au website offers a 24 hour free trial, which allows you to try it out before subscribing. You can then convert this to a paid subscription or, renew a lapsed paid subscription, but you will need to follow the following steps …