April 29, 2018

Level : All

Time to read : 3 mins

Need some relevant pictures to make a Family History story or genealogy presentation more engaging?

Is purchasing high resolution photos or other graphics outside your budget? Then read on to learn about the free websites that I use regu...

April 23, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Time to read : 2 mins

As discussed in a previous Blog article, many of us volunteer to transcribe records in order to make them available online. Now it is possible to get paid in kind for your contributions.

The Genealogist this week reported their j...

April 20, 2018

Level : Basic

Time to Read : 2 mins

With Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April,  I’m proud to say that my family has a long history of military service starting with the Boer War. With this in mind I’m sharing this first photo essay I created in their honour some time ago...

April 13, 2018

My website of the week is The Schools Collection in Ireland.  Were your parents or grandparents among the 50,000 young children from 5,000 schools who participated in the Irish National Folklore project in the 1930s?  Or were they perhaps among the teachers who also co...

April 12, 2018

Level : All

Time to read : 1 min

Have you ever thought I wish someone would write about the topics I’m interested in?  Well, today I’m turning the tables and asking you to nominate three genealogy or family history topics you would like to read about in Your Family Genea...

April 11, 2018

I recently came across The Irish Famine Eviction Project which caught my attention as a worthy online volunteering opportunity.  It involves more than just transcribing record images, yet it can still be done from the comfort of home. 

The Project’s aim is to docu...

April 10, 2018

Level : Advanced

Time to read : 4 mins

During World War 1 (WW1) German casualties totalled more than 7 million people killed, wounded, missing, or taken prisoner.  For non-German speaking family historians, searching for information about German military ancestors who we...

April 2, 2018

Level – Advanced

Time to read – 3 mins

This week's most memorable website is DNA Painter.  The free web-based tool is designed primarily to 'paint' and colour-code DNA segments on your 23 chromosome pairs according to the ancestors from whom they were inherited. 


April 1, 2018

A key online resource for New Zealand family history research is Papers Past, a digital online archive for millions of pages New Zealand newspapers dating back to the 19th century.  

The free website does not specify the earliest newspaper date in the archive, but it ap...

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