Social media seems to be the dominant theme through the latest news, with new new blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages from groups. It is great to see them embracing the newer means of communications that people are wanting (and sometimes expecting).
We all know that Smartphones are more than just a portable phone these days. And no doubt you know that you can use your phone as a scanner, but have you tried Pic Scanner? This is an app that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.
Can you believe it … a few days ago this blog turned five! That’s right. “Genealogy & History News” has been spreading the news to the genealogy world for five whole years now.
If you are only going to attend one genealogy event in Australia during 2015, be sure to make it the “14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry” otherwise known simply as “Congress” which is Australia’s largest genealogy conference.
Trove’s historical newspaper collection is world class. 14 million pages from over 700 Australian newspapers. And it’s FREE! What’s not to love? The latest update on Trove has the Australian genealogy world jumping for joy, as they have just uploaded images to another 71 titles to their historical newspaper collection.
The announcement has just been been made that Ancestry.com.au and Ancestry.co.uk have added Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Index Records (aka Vital Records to our US friends) to their websites. Featuring 15 million Australians, and dating back more than 200 years to when modern Australia was settled in 1788 …
Need a genealogy program? Make sure you choose one that is right for YOU! They are all a little different, and one may well be better suited to you than another. Recommendations from others are great, but nothing beats being able to try a program out for yourself.
Visitors to the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s premises in Melbourne, are in for a treat. Along with offering users access to Ancestry, FindMyPast, the OriginsNetwork and Burke’s Peerage and Gentry Online, they now offer free downloads from The National Archives (UK) Documents Online service.
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.
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 …
To celebrate Canada’s 143rd birthday, Ancestry.ca is making available the 1911 Canadian Census records free of charge through July 4, 2010 …
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 …
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.
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.