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.

Join the Genealogy World Photo Day Challenge 2014

“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.” That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.

TMG to be Discontinued! What Should I Do?

Wholly Genes, the developers of The Master Genealogist (TMG), announced in late July 2014 that the decision has been made to discontinue The Master Genealogist. A number of people have since written asking what they should do.

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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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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 […]

Genealogy Australia

New Genealogy and History product additions – 19 February 2010

Australia Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death – P. Stanley – $35.00 In the hands of Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s leading military historians, a famous battlefield in France becomes unforgettably connected with Australian men and their families in the long aftermath of the Great War. Capital: Melbourne When it Was the […]

Genealogy Australia

NAA Offices in Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide staying open

Finally we some good news about the ‘proposed’ closure of the National Archives of Australia Offices in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania …

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy and History Additions – 12 February 2010

Australia Van Diemen’s Land – J. Boyce – $32.95 NEW EDITION The author shows how the convicts were changed by the natural worlds they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo-skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of […]

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