Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more.

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.

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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.

General

Keeping Up with Genealogy Happenings Using Social Media

The whole social media scene is something that we ventured into during 2009. If you’re new to it, it is rather scary … posts, followers, tweets, fans … what is everyone on about?

Genealogy UK

National Burial Index 3rd Edition

Along with all the excitement and busyness of last weekend’s Who Do You Think You Are Live event in London, came the launch of the third edition of the long awaited National Burial Index for England and Wales …

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History product additions – 26 February 2010

Australia Log of Logs Volume 2 – I. Nicholson – $69.95 A catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all other forms of voyage narratives from 1788 to 1993, relating to Australia and New Zealand and the surrounding seas and oceans. With a separate index to authors of private journals & diaries. Of great […]

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