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

FREE version of RootsMagic – ‘RootsMagic Essentials’

The publishers of RootsMagic have just announced the “immediate availability of RootsMagic Essentials” which is a free genealogy program based on their award-winning RootsMagic 4 program.

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Who are the Genealogists of Australia? Survey

Family history, since the advent of the Cook Bi-centennial in Australia, has changed from the interest of a select few to become one of the most popular pastimes of Australians. Yet in spite of the dramatic increase in membership of and numbers family history societies, the changes in library and archive practices and collections to […]

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New Catalogue – first for 7 years – coming soon

We are very excited, our new 48 page colour catalogue is now at the printer. It is due for mailing late next week.

Genealogy Australia

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 13 November 2009

Australia Bean’s Gallipoli: The Diaries of Australia’s Official War Correspondent – K. Fewster – $29.95 ‘Bean’s Gallipoli’ reveals the innermost thoughts, hopes and criticisms of the man who, more than any other, shaped the Anzac legend. Australians Volume 1: Origins to Eureka – T. Keneally – $59.95 In this first volume of a unique history […]

Genealogy Australia

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 6 November 2009

New South Wales Telephone Directory 1939: Sydney – DATA CD – $29.50
This New South Wales Telephone Directory includes the city and surrounding suburb exchanges of Sydney including: the City North, the City South, Ashfield, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Manly, Sutherland and many more.

Genealogy Australia

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 30 October 2009

  Australia Australian Portrait Gallery and Memoirs of Representative Colonial Men – DATA CD – $29.50 This impressive book contains biographies of twenty-four prominent men in Australia’s history. Each biography is written with warmth and detail and is accompanied by a sketch portrait. New South Wales Telephone Directory 1948: Section 6 North Coast Districts – […]

Genealogy Australia

Australian Directories currently available on CD

This listing is of currently available Australian and New Zealand Directories and almanacs on searchable CD. See the different types of directories available for each state. Almanacs give a great deal of information about the area as it was, this helps fill out the history with more than just names and dates. Directories are invaluable as they place our ancestors at a location and time.

Family Historian

Family Historian 4 Australian and New Zealand Edition – Now Available

It has been a long time coming – but we can now say that “Family Historian 4 Australian & New Zealand Edition” is now in stock.

Genealogy Australia

Genealogy Clearance – October 2009

October clearance list … pickup some great bargains here.

Genealogy Australia

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 16 October 2009

All the latest additions to our website during the last week.

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Beat the price rise on Archival Storage

We have been informed by both suppliers that we deal with for Archival Storage, that they will be increasing their prices on 1 November 2009, due to increased costs of production.

Genealogy Software

RootsMagic 4 Update (version 4.0.6.0)

The publishers of RootsMagic have just released a new update to RootsMagic 4 (version 4.0.6.0). This update is available to those that have version 4, and it adds several new features, plus returns several reports (such as the blank forms) which didn’t make it from version 3.

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Writing INTERESTING Family Histories

‘Writing INTERESTING Family Histories’ covers how to structure and begin a family history. It challenges genealogists to rethink what facts truly are, and describes how to evoke drama and tension even when little information is known, as well as how to draw ‘dialogue’ from original records.

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