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.

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.

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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) …

Genealogy Australia

Australian History News – May 2010

Last month I did a blog post relating to news from regional South Australian groups. I have now expanded this theme to cover any group, society, museum, archive throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us to make mention of, the others we have found …

General

For Sale: Carrier for Film or Fiche Reader

From time to time apart from our regular genealogy products, we sell off secondhand machines. Previously we have sold off some of our own book scanners when we’ve upgraded to newer models and we’ve also had some microfiche readers that someone no longer had use for. If you have either a Kodak or Konica film or fiche reader, and want a bargain then keep on reading …

Genealogy Software

GEDCOM … What is it? and why is it important?

Having worked in the genealogy industry for many years now, I come across many people who have often heard of ‘GEDCOM’, but really don’t know what it is, how it works or understand the importance of it. These are points that I wish to briefly cover here …

Family Tree Maker

Uploading a File to Ancestry.com from Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010?

Family Tree Maker, one of the world’s most popular genealogy programs, also allows users to upload their tree straight from their data file, to the Ancestry.com website. Uploading a tree from Family Tree Maker to Ancestry.com differs depending on your version. Please follow the instructions below if you have Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, or 2010.

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