5th Unlock the Past Cruise – Part 1

We’ll the 5th Unlock the Past Cruise is underway, and having boarded the Marco Polo ship on Saturday 19th July, we are now currently up to day 3. As I have intermittent internet access onboard I’m not going to give detailed day-by-day happenings but rather an overview of what has happened so far.

On the Road Again …

I owe the title of this blog to Dick Eastman, as whenever he goes away he lets his readers know where he’s off to. That is what I’m doing in this post. Though technically it should probably be called “On the Sea Again … ” as I’m off on another cruise again, and hoping for some warmer weather.

Inside History Magazine – Issue 23 (Jul-Aug 2014) is Out Now

Inside History Magazine’s issue 23 has hit the shelves, and it is another page turner issue. Charles Darwin, Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, the Eureka stockade, British India, how to decode your family photos, and much more are included!

RootsMagic Wants Your Feedback to Improve It

If you are a RootsMagic user, please take a moment to read this, as it is especially for you. The creators of RootsMagic have asked for feedback from users on how they can improve the program – so they need your input.

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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 …

Genealogy UK

Re-Activate Your Expired ScotlandsPeople Credits

Now this “IS” GREAT NEWS! ScotlandsPeople, Scotland’s premier online genealogy data website, would like to offer all customers who have existing credits in their account the opportunity to re-activate and use the credits at no cost through the use of a voucher code.

Genealogy Software

Legacy Family Tree version 7.4.0.45 Released

With the relatively recent release of Legacy 7.4 behind them, the makers of Legacy Family Tree have are in no way just sitting back with their feet up.
They have just released a new update to 7.4 (version 7.4.0.45), which includes some new features, a few changes and some fixes. This is a free update for all Legacy 7 Users.

General

We’re Looking for Australian Heritage and Family Tree Scrapbookers

How about we pay you, to do scrapbooking? That’s right… WE PAY YOU TO SCRAP!! Why, you ask? We are wanting to have some sample pages made that we can use for displays and promotions, so we are on the look-out for keen crafters, die-hard scrappers or those that have the time to do a bit of scrapping …

Genealogy Australia

Victorian Historical Societies Recieve Awards

Congratulations are in order for several local Victorian Historical Societies, who were recently presented with the ‘Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award’ 2010 for their contribution to the preservation of historical records.

Family Historian

Family Historian Version 4.1 Update Released

The latest advice from Calico Pie Software (the publishers of Family Historian) is that … “Version 4.1 was released yesterday. Version 4.x users can now download a free upgrade to 4.1. The new version has numerous new features and enhancements …”

Events

History and Genealogy Expo Adelaide 2010

For South Australians, or those that wish to visit our fine State, here is a genealogy and history event not to be missed. Australian company Unlock the Past are organising the Adelaide’s first “History and Genealogy Expo”, together with the support of the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society. This two day event will be held on 30 and 31 July 2010 …

Events

Wrap-up of the FindMyPast talks in Australia

She came, she talked, she went – it really was a flying visit. So who am I talking about? Recently Gould Genealogy was privileged to have Elaine Collins from FindMyPast.co.uk come and visit … and we managed to get just a few pics in before she left as proof (but that’s later). Firstly the meetings […]

User Groups

Family Tree Maker – User Groups in Australia

Family Tree Maker is one of the world’s most popular genealogy software programs, and as such has a large following of users in Australia. If you are new to the Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it.

General

Who Do You Think You Are Goes Global

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has grown from a one-off series to a global phenomenon, and has been instrumental in making family history an accepted modern-day hobby …

Genealogy UK

Huge Newspaper Digitisation Project Announced by FindMyPast.co.uk

Nearly 40 million British newspaper pages covering three and a half centuries will be made available to search online over the next 10 years thanks to a huge new digitisation project between the British Library and brighsolid (parent company of FindMyPast.co.uk) …

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