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.

Ancestry’s MyCanvas Finds a New Home

Back in June 2014 Ancestry announced the closure of a number of related sites, one of those being MyCanvas. Now some good news for MyCanvas users is that it is sticking around as Alexander’s who are the printers of the photo books have now taken over MyCanvas.

Join the Genealogy World Photo Day Challenge 2014

“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.” That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.

TMG to be Discontinued! What Should I Do?

Wholly Genes, the developers of The Master Genealogist (TMG), announced in late July 2014 that the decision has been made to discontinue The Master Genealogist. A number of people have since written asking what they should do.

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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.

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.

General

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.

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