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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Heritage Scrapbooking and Your Family Tree

How can scrapbooking and family trees NOT go together perfectly? Scrapbooking is the process of creating visual memoirs (a record) … and genealogy is the finding and recording of your ancestors and descendants.

Genealogy UK

British Chelsea Pensioner Records Now Online

Findmypast.com.uk has recently added 184,650 records and 1,003,794 images to their Chelsea Pensioners collection for the period 1760-1854. This brings the total amount of Chelsea Pensioner records and images on findmypast.co.uk to 691,520 records and 4,200,729 images.

Genealogy UK

Thousands of Dorset Parish Records Go Online at FindMyPast.co.uk

Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has just added 22,000 baptism, marriage and burial records to its Dorset parish record collection, bringing the total number of Dorset parish records available at findmypast.co.uk up to almost 450,000.

Genealogy UK

English, Welsh and Scottish Census Dates

To say the UK censuses are important records for genealogists researching their English, Welsh or Scottish ancestors is truly an understatement. The information they provide is invaluable in finding members of the same family, their sex, address, occupations, marital status and where they were born.

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79 Online Genealogy Courses Starting in September

If you are wanting to increase your genealogy knowledge, but don’t have the time or desire to book into local courses (that is assuming they are even on offer in your area), take an online genealogical course through the NIGS.

Genealogy Software

Legacy Family Tree for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad and want to take your family tree files with you wherever you go take a look at TelGen Limited’s ‘Families’, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update 4.0.9.5 Available

The makers of RootsMagic have been hard at work with the latest version of RootsMagic 4, and this latest installment implements some requested new features, and well as fixing a number of pesky bugs.

Genealogy Australia

Australia’s Saint: Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop’s canonisation will be featured on Foxtel’s History Channel. The station has commissioned a new documentary “Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians” to commemorate the historic canonisation of the revered nun in Rome on October 17. Hosted by Alan Jones, the hour long special will premier on Sunday October 10, at 7pm.

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – August 2010

Continuing on in my update of 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. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

Genealogy Australia

AFFHO Family History Awards

The winners of the AFFHO Nick Vine Hall Award 2010 have been announced. These are awarded to Groups or Societies to encourage them to promote family history through journals and newsletters …

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Inside the Vaults at FamilySearch’s Granite Mountain

For anyone who has ever ordered films from the LDS, either online or through your local Family History Centre, here is a spectacular look inside where these records are stored. Not only the mountain and vaults itself, but also in the workings of FamilySearch and their new digitisation project …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – July 2010

Social media seems to be the dominant theme through the latest news, with new new blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages from groups. It is great to see them embracing the newer means of communications that people are wanting (and sometimes expecting).

Genealogy Australia

Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes added to Ancestry

The announcement has just been been made that Ancestry.com.au and Ancestry.co.uk have added Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Index Records (aka Vital Records to our US friends) to their websites. Featuring 15 million Australians, and dating back more than 200 years to when modern Australia was settled in 1788 …

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