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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Genealogy Australia

Can You Help Identify this Paddlesteamer?

We have received the above photo, together with a request asking if we could help identify it … can you help out?

Genealogy Australia

A Request for Australian Soldier Diaries

Australian’s have stong military connections, with many having Boer War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam or other soldiers in their history. Our good friends at Regimental Books are doing great stuff to promote Australian military history. One of the really exciting projects that Regimental Books currently has on the go is their Online Soldier Diaries website …

Genealogy UK

Researching Scottish Family History

There are numerous books available on researching your Scottish ancestry, but none quite like this one.

Chris Paton’s “Researching Scottish Family History” has made beginning your Scottish research less overwhelming, by keeping it simple, concise and providing plenty of website links.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker for the Mac!

So it is finally going to happen … Ancestry.com have made the announcement at the NGS Conference today that they are planning a Macintosh version of Family Tree Maker due for release later this year.

Genealogy Australia

findmypast.com.au Announced at the NGS Conference

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: LEADING US, UK AND AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGY COMPANIES ANNOUNCE NEW VENTURE AT NGS CONFERENCE The following is a press release received today for “immediate release”: FamilyLink.com, Inc., findmypast.co.uk and Gould Genealogy & History announce agreement Findmypast.co.uk to take over worldvitalrecords.com.au Australian online service will be relaunched as findmypast.com.au supported by Gould Genealogy & History […]

Events

findmypast.co.uk Touring Australia

Australia’s Unlock the Past, and England’s findmypast.co.uk are combining to offer Australians the chance to see and hear Elaine Collins from findmypast.co.uk talk about the findmypast website, and what it offers subscribers

General

Who Do You Think You Are? (US version)

The popularity of genealogy seems to continue to grow, and this is partly to do with the popularity of TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”. Lisa Kudrow, executive producer of the the US version, and also a star in the show, has brought the “Who Do You Think You Are” progam to the United States. “Who Do You Think You Are” (US version) premiers in Australia on Wednesday 28th April, 9.30pm, Channel 9.

Genealogy Australia

25 April 2010 – My ANZAC Tribute

During World War I the legend of ANZAC became the proud possession of all in the AIF and most Australians. Since then, the anniversary of 25 April 1915 has been commemorated each year as ANZAC Day. For today’s post, I would like to introduce you to my Great Grandpa … Otto Rafael Winter.

Genealogy Australia

History News – Regional South Australia, April 2010

Many of South Australia’s country regions have genealogy groups or historical societies which are set up to preserve the history of the town and pioneer settlers. This is a small post to keep you informed of some of the happenings in the country regions of South Australia …

Genealogy Software

Legacy Tip: How to add a second set of parents (adopted etc.)

This post was recently put on the Legacy Family Tree Blog and as it answers a question that we do get from time to time, felt that it was useful to pass this on to our customer and blog readers.

Events

Huguenot Society of Australia Tour of France – October 2010

The Huguenot Society of Australia have informed us of their planned ‘Tour of France’ in October 2010. Places are currently still available, but if you’re interested in taking part in the tour, please contact the Huguenot Society ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out …

General

Online Genealogy Courses for Everyone

Are you looking to increase your genealogy knowledge without leaving home? Why not try an online genealogy course. There has been two major places offering online genealogy courses, GenClass and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. As of January 1st 2010, they have now merged and offer over 170 courses …

Genealogy Software

Family Tree Maker User Group in South Australia – update

We announced back in February 2010 about the possibility of getting a Family Tree Maker User Group up and running in South Australia. Today’s post is an update on this. … “Next Saturday the 17th of April is our gathering to attempt to set up a Family Tree Maker User Group here in South Australia”.

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