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The Victorian Community History Awards are on again. Established in 1998, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Victorian Community History Awards. These awards are proudly presented by organised by the Public Record Office Victoria.and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The Awards are open to anyone (organisations and/or residents) from Australia as long as the […]
The Lives of the First World War project is a collaboration between Findmypast and the Imperial War Museum,. The project began back in 2014, and continues through until 2019. So it has just entered its final year. They are putting the call out to the public to help preserve as many stories as possible, before submissions […]
Issue 2 of Australia's newest genealogy and history magazine, "Traces" turned up in our letter box this week. And what a fabulous issue of reading it is. This issue is packed with 64 pages of high quality history and genealogy-related articles.
When you love genealogy, AND love cruising, the idea of combining the two is a dream come true for many. And Unlock the Past Cruises has made that a reality. Since their first genealogy cruise in March 2011, not only have Unlock the Past Cruises cruised around Australia, but they’ve also been to the Pacific […]
As an Easter Special, Legacy Family Tree Webinars, are offering 40% off a full year's webinar membership. This includes 24/7 access to more than 670 full-length genealogy classes PLUS over 3,000 pages of instructors' handouts. All this for just US$30. INCREDIBLE!!
Do you want to know more about Australia’s convict past? Convict, prison and court records can provide rich, if sometimes disturbing evidence, of the lives led by past ancestors. The University of Tasmania (UTAS) “Convict Ancestors” course walks students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive. It includes important information on how to read and interpret convict […]
St Patrick’s Day. March 17th. This day serves as a tribute to Ireland and one of its patron saints, St Patrick, and it’s a day to celebrate Irish culture and just generally all things Irish. For genealogists it’s also day to remember your Irish heritage, or a day to discover that you have some. So if you’re […]
It’s was back in 2016 when Australia’s Who Do You Think You Are Season 8 aired, so we’ve waited, and waited, and now Season 9 is almost here. SBS has just announced Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 9, together with details of celebrities who’ll be discovering their family this year. Not to […]
Big news from MyHeritage. They have launched a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. They are providing 15,000 MyHeritage DNA kits, worth more than $1,000,000, for free, to eligible participants. Their Press Release has more details … As part of DNA Quest, we are giving out 15,000 MyHeritage […]
Unlock the Past's "Exploring & Writing Family & Local History" seminar that was held last year in Adelaide was a big hit, so this year they've decided to do a similar thing, only this time they're holding it in various states around Australia.