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MyHeritageMyHeritage is a family history network helping millions of families around the world discover, share and preserve their legacy online. With its powerful discovery technologies, unlocking your family’s past is more exciting, accessible and easier than ever before. MyHeritage offers a massive library of historical content and the industry’s largest international collection of family trees. Dedicated to making family history a collaborative experience for the entire family and to preserving family memories for future generations, MyHeritage is ideal for both beginners and advanced family history enthusiasts. The site is available in 40 languages. For more information, visit www.myheritage.com.

FindmypastFindmypast.com.au is a continually growing family history and genealogy website which currently has over 1.8 billion records. Covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the United States, the vast records span everything from family history records to social, government and general history. This great variety of records satisfies the family history buff as well as the social and local historian alike. Findmypast.com.au’s expertise at digitising historical records and uniting communities provides the tools to help people connect with their past and present. Visit findmypast to start your search today. To learn more about findmypast.com.au or to get started on your own family history search:

Inside HistoryPublished bi-monthly and beautifully designed, Inside History magazine provides insightful, interesting and practical features to its readers. Its 76 pages are overflowing with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on our varied history, from tales about century-old houses and country towns, to heritage gardens and the biographies of our famous (and infamous) citizens. Learn how to discover more about your ancestry, overcome roadblocks in your research, discover Australia and New Zealand’s social history and heritage, network with other genealogists, read the latest book and product reviews, and enter great competitions. See also their digital magazines on iPad and Zinio!

TheGenealogistTheGenealogist.co.uk  is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. With a full set of birth, marriage and death transcripts, census records from 1841 to 1911, significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Australia and New Zealand records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections and so much more. TheGenealogist’s tools let you find an ancestor using keywords, family members or an address. TheGenealogist.co.uk has also developed ‘SmartSearch’ technology, which allows family historians to find records faster and easier than other sites. Uniquely to TheGenealogist, it’s possible to find potential birth records from a death, potential parents from a birth and potential children from a marriage. Like TheGenealogist on Facebook. Follow TheGenealogist on Twitter and Google+

Family HistorianAward winning Family Historian is one of the most innovative genealogy programs available. For full information on the program click on the image at the left.  It received GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award for “Top Rated Genealogy Software” for 2011 and 2012. Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, June 2012 said “Family Historian …  is well worth the wait. If you’ve never encountered this application before, then you’re in for a treat. Simply put, it’s the best program out there both for charts and managing your extensive multimedia collection, and its picture tools are unsurpassed”. A great way to learn more is to join us on a cruise. Family Historian is supporting Jane Taubman, whom they say “knows absolutely everything about Family Historian” on the 4th cruise – and also Jackie Depelle the Family Historian expert on the 5th cruise.

Robert BlatchfordFor many years The Family and Local History Handbook has been a valuable reference book for anyone who is researching their UK roots. Described as ‘the ultimate genealogy book’,  it is in the ‘must have’ category. Now this extends to Ireland with the The Irish Family and Local History Handbook.

Saving Memories ForeverSaving Memories Forever TM  is an online system that helps families record, save, and share family stories. The system consists of a smartphone app and a website. The app provides an easy and mobile method of recording and uploading stories.  Once a story is uploaded, system users then go to the private website www.SavingMemoriesForever.com where they can add pictures and text files and manage and share their stories. One of our customers said “This system changed my world”, we hope you agree. Social media sites: Facebook – Blog – Pinterest – Twitter – Saving Memories Forever Newsletter

My HistoryMy History www.my-history.co.uk sells family tree software, books, maps and an extensive range of archival products for beginners and experienced genealogists. We also specialise in printing family trees onto wide format paper and bespoke publishing of individual family history books or multiple copies.

EneclannEneclann Ltd. (www.eneclann.ie) is a Trinity College Campus company, incorporated in 1998.  Since then it has become the largest historical and genealogical research and consultancy service in Ireland, with tens of thousands of clients worldwide. The company is probably best known internationally for its research for the hit TV series Who Do You Think You Are? worldwide, as well as the successful US TV series Faces of America (2010), and Finding Your Roots (2012) presented by Prof. Henry Louis Gates.  They also researched President Barack Obama’s Irish ancestry back to the late 1600s. Eneclann has developed significant skills in archival management, and expertise in digital technology, including launching www.findmypast.ie with their Scottish partner brightsolid.

S&NS&N Genealogy Supplies is the largest UK genealogy publisher and retailer. We offer a wide range of family history software, plus binders, sleeves, charts, thousands of data CDs, books and many other products. S&N is a family business serving the needs of family historians for over 20 years. Founded in 1992, we were the first company to support Windows genealogy software and to publish the Census on CD and DVD. S&N provide you with the tools to research your family history. S&N provide you with a unique range of high quality products at the keenest prices, everything for beginners and experienced genealogists. Download the free guide at www.genealogysupplies.com/cat.php. Like S&N Genealogy on Facebook. Follow S&N Genealogy on Twitter.

NIGSThe National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, have been offering genealogy and history courses for over 15 years. Helping genealogists and family historians build a foundation for research excellence, The National Institute offers over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance the researcher’s skills. For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers eleven Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Librarianship, and Professional Development. For more information please visit our site at www.genealogicalstudies.com or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com

Flip-PalThe Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a battery powered, colour flatbed scanner for photos and documents. It is mobile, versatile, accurate, simple to operate, and keeps the original safe.  It enables you to effortlessly collect precious photos, important documents, fragile records of personal and family history, detailed coins, jewelry, medals, hand-drawn art, and other keepsakes.  Now they can be safely stored digitally rather than scattered, lost or unable to be found.  Then create your story and connect with family and friends. Take advantage of the patented flip-and-scan technology to scan photos while still in the album or frame, treating fragile personal records gently.  The EasyStitch software quickly and automatically reassembles multiple scans into their larger original. Unlike alternative solutions that don’t have the combination of mobility, simplicity, accuracy, versatility, and keeping the original safe, the Flip-Pal mobile scanner is compact, simple to operate, has high resolution, quick scan time, battery power, SD memory, and a computer is not required to scan. See the Flip-Pal mobile presentation on the Unlock the Past cruises and purchase your own scanner now to take on the cruise.

Guild of One Name StudiesThe Guild of One-Name Studies is the world’s leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple). Currently, over 2600 people have registered over 8400 study surnames with the Guild. Founded in 1979 in Britain, the Guild has members all over the world, and is widely recognised as a centre of excellence in one-name studies. The Guild brings together those with an interest in one-name studies and other forms of surname study (such as DNA projects). Many members register a surname so as to embark on a Guild-recognised one-name study and coordinate world-wide activity in studying the surname. Only one person may register a specific surname, but membership of the Guild is open to all with an interest in surname studies, and is not restricted to those who wish to register a name.

Congress 2015The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry will be held in Canberra on 26-29 March 2015. It will bring together high quality Australian and international speakers and provide opportunities for participants to meet the speakers and  others with the same interests. There will be over fifty presentations and/or workshops on the newest developments in family history research, emerging issues and the latest technologies.  There will be an extensive trade display showcasing the latest publications, products and services for the family historian. Canberra is the home of many of our great national institutions. Coming to the Congress will allow participants to visit these institutions and learn, first hand, about the wonderful family history resources they hold.