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 …
World War 1 Centenary Projects are well underway, with more being started all the time. The aim with this (and my earlier) World War 1 Centenary Projects posts is to list a few of them, so others know what is going on.
It’s that time again. Yes, as the 2015 Unlock the Past cruises are coming up fast, it’s “cruise t-shirt” time again. These t-shirts are exclusive, and we only order those that are required, so if you’d like to be seen sporting a snazzy Unlock the Past Cruise t-shirt send your pre-order in now.
What do you think about the possibility of being able to download historical English and Welsh certificates? Sounds good right? Well a campaign has been launched to enable greater public access to historic UK birth, marriage and death records, and your help is needed.
The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more.
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.
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 … […]
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 …
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.
Australian’s have stong military connections, with many having Boer War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam or other soldiers in their history. Our good friends at Regimental Books are doing great stuff to promote Australian military history. One of the really exciting projects that Regimental Books currently has on the go is their Online Soldier Diaries website …
There are numerous books available on researching your Scottish ancestry, but none quite like this one.
Chris Paton’s “Researching Scottish Family History” has made beginning your Scottish research less overwhelming, by keeping it simple, concise and providing plenty of website links.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: LEADING US, UK AND AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGY COMPANIES ANNOUNCE NEW VENTURE AT NGS CONFERENCE The following is a press release received today for “immediate release”: FamilyLink.com, Inc., findmypast.co.uk and Gould Genealogy & History announce agreement Findmypast.co.uk to take over worldvitalrecords.com.au Australian online service will be relaunched as findmypast.com.au supported by Gould Genealogy & History […]
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.
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.