Find-A-Record Helps you Find Records

Let me tell you about a new website I’ve been playing with recently. It’s called ‘Find-A-Record’. So what is Find-A-Record? Well essentially is is a website that enables you to search for genealogical records by a town, region, or geographic area, and it tells you what records exist in the place and time period that your ancestors lived.

Unlock the Past Cruise T-shirts Available to Order

It’s that time again. Yes, there’s another Unlock the Past cruise not that far away, so it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These are not an item that we stock, so they’re not generally available. And we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy (and exclusive, did I mention exclusive as you can’t get these anywhere else) Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your order in now.

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.

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Events

Jews of the Outback: Centenary of Jewish Life in Broken Hill

November 2010 is the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Broken Hill Synagogue in 1910. The Broken Hill Historical Society and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are jointly organising a full program
of Centenary celebrations and activities in Broken Hill …

Genealogy Australia

New Australian Genealogy Records Online – May 2010

While Australia is a little behind the rest of the world in online-genealogy content, it is coming bit-by-bit, and as some significant databases have gone online recently I thought I would make mention of it – just in case you missed them.

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 …

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