Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – September 2014

It’s been quite some time since I have done a snippets post for you. But recently I’ve been coming across all sorts of interesting genealogy and history newsy items that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave.

RootsMagic for TMG Users

The Master Genealogist has been in the genealogy-news pretty much since its imminent demise was announced by Wholly Genes a couple of months ago. Many users are undecided as to what to do, stay with the latest version, or change programs. Well now RootsMagic is also going to cater for TMG Users, as they have announced the following …

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions …

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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.

Other

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.

Other

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.

Genealogy Software

Reunion 9 releases update – now compatible with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)?

To address the incompatibilities with Mac OS X 10.6, Leister Productions released a free update for Reunion 9 users, Reunion 9.0a, which contains other minor improvements and fixes, as well as revisions to the manual.

Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker 2010 – now available

Family Tree Maker 2010 Australia and New Zealand Platinum and Deluxe editions have just arrived in store. Unfortunately Family Tree Maker 2010 Upgrade hasn’t yet arrived – we’re hoping that this will next week, but are keeping in touch with the Australian distributor for the latest on this. Backorders for these programs are being processed, […]

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