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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Family Historian

Family Historian 4 (UK edition) drops in price!!

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!!

Genealogy Australia

‘City of Adelaide’ Clipper to Return from Scotland

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.

Genealogy Australia

‘Scots in Geelong and District to 1860′ an Award Winner

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

Genealogy Australia

R.I.P. Marianne Eastgate MA (Hons) Dip FHS

The sad news of Marianne’s passing, has been forwarded on to us from Rosemary Kopittke at the Queensland Family History Society. As she knew Marianne very well, it was appropriate that she write a few words …

Events

Scottish Expert, Chris Paton is Coming to Australia

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.

Genealogy Australia

NSW History CD Highlights

There are literally thousands of data CDs available to aid researchers with their research. Here are just a few that relate specifically to New South Wales, its people and its history.

Genealogy Australia

Upgrading Your Trial findmypast.com.au Subscription to a Paid Subscription

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 …

Events

Australia’s History and Genealogy Cruise 2011

Unlock the Past is organinsing its inaugural History and Genealogy Cruise for 2011. This will be a relaxing 7 night cruise to the South Pacific, combined with a fascinating history and genealogy themed conference.

Genealogy Australia

More Australian History News – August 2010

Another fortnight brings yet more 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 Australia

SA 175 Years – History Grants Up For Grabs

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the foundation of South Australia. To help commemorate this significant event the South Australian Government is offering grants to assist community groups to acknowledge this important milestone.

Genealogy Australia

Queensland Family History Society Book, now an Award Winner

The 2010 winners of the National Trust Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award were announced on 26 Aug 2010. Top honours with the ‘Gold Award’ in the Community category was taken out by Qld Family History Society for their publication ‘Queensland Founding Families’ through its exploration of the history of families living in Queensland prior to Separation …

Events

New South Wales History Week 2010

The History Council of New South Wales invites you to attend History Week 2010 to be held 4-12 September 2010. History Week is the state’s annual festival of history …

Genealogy Software

Getting Started With Reunion for Mac [VIDEO]

Reunion has been around for over 20 years and this family tree program gets better and better with each version, the current release is Reunion version 9. Here are 4 videos to help you in getting started with Reunion.

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