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

Tombstone Tuesday: A Genealogist’s Dream Headstone

In searching for my own family, I visited a local cemetery in South Australia which includes quite a number of my reli’s, including many of the Hannaford clan. After going up and down the rows photographing all that are related, and others that ‘might’ be … I found this one.

Genealogy Australia

New Australian Genealogy Records Online – June 2010

It is true that Australia seems to be behind the rest of the world (well, the US and UK) as far as getting genealogical data online. But it is coming, bit-by-bit. This is a listing of new ‘Australian’ data added online recently …

Other

Free Access to the 1911 Canadian Census (until 4th July)

To celebrate Canada’s 143rd birthday, Ancestry.ca is making available the 1911 Canadian Census records free of charge through July 4, 2010 …

Genealogy Australia

Has Privacy Laws Gone Too Far?

State Records of SA have withdrawn access to Series GRG21/1: 1885 Land Tax Returns. This series was particularly valued by family history researchers, not only because in one listing every land owner in the colony was listed, but because of the extensive information …

Genealogy Australia

More Australian History News – June 2010

Continuing on in my updates 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.

Genealogy UK

London Lives 1690 to 1800: Crime, Poverty and Social History

What was it like to live in the world’s first million person city … London? Crime, poverty, and illness; apprenticeship, work, politics and money; how people voted, lived and died; all this and more can be found in the documents on the newly released London Lives 1690-1800 website.

Genealogy Australia

1876 County Atlas of South Australia and the Northern Territory

This is an amazing collection of old maps showing the counties, hundreds and districts in South Australia and the Northern Territory as they were in 1876, manhy of which no longer exist.

Genealogy Australia

R.I.P. Jim Harbison

Jim Harbison was a good friend of all who had an interest in Moonta and it’s history. But probably few knew him as well as Ros Paterson …

Genealogy Australia

Directories and Almanacs

Directories are a wonderful resource for family & local historians. Below are a number of highlights from our range of directories, for 100s more visit our website. Unlock the Past has an article on directories and their use by Graham Jaunay …

Genealogy UK

FindMyPast.co.uk Offers Free Access During World Cup When England Plays

World Cup Soccer is no doubt dominating the world and TV screens at present, but for those not quite so obsessed with soccer – but more so with genealogy, FindMyPast.co.uk have an amazing offer of allowing users FREE ACCESS to their website whenever England is playing …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – June 2010

Continuing on in my (so far) monthly 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 …

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic 4.0.9.2 Update Available

It seems to be the week for genealogy software program updates, and RootsMagic have joined in. They have just released an update to RootsMagic version 4 (4.0.9.2), which is a minor update but does fix some bugs

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2010 Patch Update for Vista and Windows 7

Ancestry has just released a Patch Update for Family Tree Maker Version 2010 for computers using Windows Vista or Windows 7 …

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