New name for Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

The Australian institute of Genealogical Studies is now known as Family History connections and has also launched a brand new website Their Press release states: "We are still the same organisation with the same objectives and deep commitment to assist members and the wider community in their search for their ancestors in Australia and overseas"…
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10 Photographs among 3 million

101 Photographs is a visual resource compiled from the collection of the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) based in Gerona, Spain. The photographs stand out for a particular aspect: for its visual content, its aesthetics, its historical relevance, its uniqueness or its exceptional nature as a photographic object. Historical photos,even if they are not from your own…
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Signed by hand

The National Library of Australia’s recent publication Signed by Hand is a lovely snapshot of Australian history highlighting the handwriting and signatures of famous Australians and others who we know from the past such as authors Jane Austen and Charles Dickins. Personal papers including official documents,  letters and cards of our ancestors add a real…
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Fay Thomas Collection

The Fay Thomas Collection provides an insight into the lives of the local pioneering Thomas family, extended family and the broader community of the City of Whittlesea. The collection includes photographs, books, correspondence, manuscript material and ephemera dating from about the 1830's through to the present. The late Fay Thomas, great-granddaughter of Moses Thomas, was the…
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August is Family History Month

There has never been a better time to research your family history.  Online tools and digitised content have assisted the research journey for many people seeking to discover where they come from.  Welcome to Family History Month.  Learn, be inspired and share your story. This month, various events will focus on our precious heritage photograph collections. We will…
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Soldier Settlement

The Last Battle by Bruce Scates documents the opportunities offered and in many cases the difficulties faced by returned servicemen following World War One. Family History Researchers can search their Victorian First World War Soldier settler ancestors at Battle to Farm: WW1 Soldier settlement records in Victoria from Public Records Office of Victoria The War ended in November…
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New Books for Family History Research

The following new titles have been added to the collection: Australia in the Great War The Basic Genealogy Checklist Brisbane Diseased Brisbane: Squatters, Settlers and Surveyors DNA for Genealogists Family History on the Cheap Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes Harnessing the Facebook Generation Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth Historical Research Using British Newspapers Irish Libraries…
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