Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more.

A Thankyou to Internet Genealogy Magazine

I’m a little behind on my genealogy magazine reading (I always seem to be), however I did pick up the latest issue of Internet Genealogy (August/September 2014 issue) and started flipping through it today, and found an article titled “Top Genealogy Blogs: 2014 Edition”. And guess who made the list?

Findmypast Adds Victorian Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Online

There’s no doubt that passenger lists are one record that genealogsts’ crave. Being able to find out then when and where of your ancestors arrival is jackpot! And thanks to a deal that findmypast has with the Public Record Office Victoria, we now get online access to over 3.8 million Victorian passenger lists from your own home.

Genealogy: Where Can I Learn More?

Do you want better results from your genealogy searches? Do you want to learn how to use what time you have, to research better? The key to these is education. The more you know about how to research, the more effective your results will be, and the better your time will be used.

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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.

Other

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.

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