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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General

Who Do You Think You Are? (US version)

The popularity of genealogy seems to continue to grow, and this is partly to do with the popularity of TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”. Lisa Kudrow, executive producer of the the US version, and also a star in the show, has brought the “Who Do You Think You Are” progam to the United States. “Who Do You Think You Are” (US version) premiers in Australia on Wednesday 28th April, 9.30pm, Channel 9.

Genealogy Australia

25 April 2010 – My ANZAC Tribute

During World War I the legend of ANZAC became the proud possession of all in the AIF and most Australians. Since then, the anniversary of 25 April 1915 has been commemorated each year as ANZAC Day. For today’s post, I would like to introduce you to my Great Grandpa … Otto Rafael Winter.

Genealogy Australia

History News – Regional South Australia, April 2010

Many of South Australia’s country regions have genealogy groups or historical societies which are set up to preserve the history of the town and pioneer settlers. This is a small post to keep you informed of some of the happenings in the country regions of South Australia …

Genealogy Software

Legacy Tip: How to add a second set of parents (adopted etc.)

This post was recently put on the Legacy Family Tree Blog and as it answers a question that we do get from time to time, felt that it was useful to pass this on to our customer and blog readers.

Events

Huguenot Society of Australia Tour of France – October 2010

The Huguenot Society of Australia have informed us of their planned ‘Tour of France’ in October 2010. Places are currently still available, but if you’re interested in taking part in the tour, please contact the Huguenot Society ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out …

General

Online Genealogy Courses for Everyone

Are you looking to increase your genealogy knowledge without leaving home? Why not try an online genealogy course. There has been two major places offering online genealogy courses, GenClass and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. As of January 1st 2010, they have now merged and offer over 170 courses …

Genealogy Software

Family Tree Maker User Group in South Australia – update

We announced back in February 2010 about the possibility of getting a Family Tree Maker User Group up and running in South Australia. Today’s post is an update on this. … “Next Saturday the 17th of April is our gathering to attempt to set up a Family Tree Maker User Group here in South Australia”.

Genealogy UK

UK Historical maps to download or print

In only five years, Cassini Historical Maps have certainly become a leader in the field of historical UK mapping. Having only started in 2005 the company which already offered a large choice of options for maps now has added to their range with two new products: Downloadable Maps and also Create Your Own Large-Format Maps …

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic Update Available with FamilySearch SmartMatch

As of March 26th RootsMagic 4 and RootsMagic Essentials genealogy software now includes a new “AutoMatch” feature for FamilySearch. They become the first- and currently the only- genealogy software to offer this feature …

Family Tree Maker

How to Activate Your Free Ancestry Subscription that comes with Family Tree Maker

How do I activate my free Ancestry subscription that came with my Family Tree Maker program? We do get asked this question reasonably regularly, so feel that it is useful to put it as a blog post …

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 19 March 2010

Australia As You Were 1946 – DATA CD – $19.50 This is “the first of a new series of post-war Service volumes which will provide a contemporary record of developments in the Australian Navy, Army, and Air Force”. The As You Were series completed the series of books produced during the Second World War by […]

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 12 March 2010

Australia Remember Them: A Guide to Victoria’s Wartime Heritage – G. Hutchinson – $39.95 This detailed and accessible guidebook shares the personal stories of the individuals honoured in 250 of Victoria’s key war memorials. Arranged geographically, with accompanying maps and photographs, this comprehensive book covers metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing a unique insight into […]

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Data CDs and Windows 7

So you’ve decided to update your old slow, tired computer to something that is smaller, faster, has more memory and runs Windows 7 … unfortunately you find out afterwards that not everything you had running on your earlier computer will work with Windows 7.

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