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 UK

UK Historical maps to download or print

In only five years, Cassini Historical Maps have certainly become a leader in the field of historical UK mapping. Having only started in 2005 the company which already offered a large choice of options for maps now has added to their range with two new products: Downloadable Maps and also Create Your Own Large-Format Maps …

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update Available with FamilySearch SmartMatch

As of March 26th RootsMagic 4 and RootsMagic Essentials genealogy software now includes a new “AutoMatch” feature for FamilySearch. They become the first- and currently the only- genealogy software to offer this feature …

Family Tree Maker

How to Activate Your Free Ancestry Subscription that comes with Family Tree Maker

How do I activate my free Ancestry subscription that came with my Family Tree Maker program? We do get asked this question reasonably regularly, so feel that it is useful to put it as a blog post …

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 19 March 2010

Australia As You Were 1946 – DATA CD – $19.50 This is “the first of a new series of post-war Service volumes which will provide a contemporary record of developments in the Australian Navy, Army, and Air Force”. The As You Were series completed the series of books produced during the Second World War by […]

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 12 March 2010

Australia Remember Them: A Guide to Victoria’s Wartime Heritage – G. Hutchinson – $39.95 This detailed and accessible guidebook shares the personal stories of the individuals honoured in 250 of Victoria’s key war memorials. Arranged geographically, with accompanying maps and photographs, this comprehensive book covers metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing a unique insight into […]

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Data CDs and Windows 7

So you’ve decided to update your old slow, tired computer to something that is smaller, faster, has more memory and runs Windows 7 … unfortunately you find out afterwards that not everything you had running on your earlier computer will work with Windows 7.

General

Keeping Up with Genealogy Happenings Using Social Media

The whole social media scene is something that we ventured into during 2009. If you’re new to it, it is rather scary … posts, followers, tweets, fans … what is everyone on about?

Genealogy UK

National Burial Index 3rd Edition

Along with all the excitement and busyness of last weekend’s Who Do You Think You Are Live event in London, came the launch of the third edition of the long awaited National Burial Index for England and Wales …

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History product additions – 26 February 2010

Australia Log of Logs Volume 2 – I. Nicholson – $69.95 A catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all other forms of voyage narratives from 1788 to 1993, relating to Australia and New Zealand and the surrounding seas and oceans. With a separate index to authors of private journals & diaries. Of great […]

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History product additions – 19 February 2010

Australia Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death – P. Stanley – $35.00 In the hands of Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s leading military historians, a famous battlefield in France becomes unforgettably connected with Australian men and their families in the long aftermath of the Great War. Capital: Melbourne When it Was the […]

Genealogy Australia

NAA Offices in Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide staying open

Finally we some good news about the ‘proposed’ closure of the National Archives of Australia Offices in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania …

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy and History Additions – 12 February 2010

Australia Van Diemen’s Land – J. Boyce – $32.95 NEW EDITION The author shows how the convicts were changed by the natural worlds they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo-skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of […]

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy and History Additions – 5 February 2010

Australia Chiefs of the Australian Army: Higher Command of the Australian Military Forces 1901-1914 – J. Wood – $45.00 ‘The Chiefs’ tells the remarkable story of the talented, dedicate, and now little known, generals who led and shaped the Australian Army in its challenging formative years. Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to […]

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