Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – September 2014

It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.

RootsMagic for TMG Users

The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions …

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General

How to Get Started on Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. If you’re not sure of just how to get started, keep reading …

Gallery

Heritage Scrapbooking – Once Upon a Time

Heritage scrapbooking is the perfect way to enhance your old photos and memoirs, and here is just one example …

Genealogy Australia

New History & Genealogy Titles – 8 October 2010

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

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Genealogy & History News – it’s our Blogiversary

Can you believe that our Genealogy & History News is having it’s first Blogiversary today? No, I couldn’t either …

Genealogy Software

The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many to be the “top of the line” in genealogy software. But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. For TMG users who need some help, or just wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups.

Family Tree Maker

New History & Genealogy Titles – 1 October 2010

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

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 …

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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!!

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