Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – September 2014

It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.

RootsMagic for TMG Users

The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions …

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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.

Genealogy Australia

STOP PRESS – Just Released: New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903

BIG, BIG, NEWS!! The New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is now available CD-ROM You’re hearing this ‘almost’ first, we did give our Facebook fans a hint of what was coming a few days ago. And while the New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is the first, there are more Electoral Rolls to come … […]

Events

Jews of the Outback: Centenary of Jewish Life in Broken Hill

November 2010 is the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Broken Hill Synagogue in 1910. The Broken Hill Historical Society and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are jointly organising a full program
of Centenary celebrations and activities in Broken Hill …

Genealogy Australia

New Australian Genealogy Records Online – May 2010

While Australia is a little behind the rest of the world in online-genealogy content, it is coming bit-by-bit, and as some significant databases have gone online recently I thought I would make mention of it – just in case you missed them.

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