Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Issue 12; Sep-Oct 2012 is now available!

Something old, something new: the long-awaited wedding edition of Inside History, Issue 12, has arrived fresh off the press! Our Issue 12: Sep-Oct edition includes:
  • We spotlight FamilySearch marriage records, and how to find “the one” you’re after
  • Learn what our convict ancestors got up to, in the name of love
  • Who is the beautiful bride on our cover, you ask? Discover why her veil is a treasured heirloom
  • Jill Dupleix shares her favourite family recipes and the stories behind them
  • Digital history guide: test the free online tools that could transform your research
  • The Trove team answer your family history research questions
  • Read about the brave Anzacs who served in Papua New Guinea during World War II
  • Plus you could win an Ancestry.com.au membership!

And much more – in fact, 76 pages of terrific features, practical information on genealogy, chances to network with other family historians, and book and app reviews. On sale now online - click here to buy!

Issue 12 is available in newsagents nationally - click here to see where. You can also request us at your local newsagent, and we'll make sure that our next Issue 13; Nov-Dec 2012 is sent there for you!


What milestone marking our adult ancestors’ lives could have been more important than marriage? Inside History provides a guide to tracing elusive marriage certificates among the billions of records on FamilySearch, plus tips to help you pursue the commonly missed clues on wedding records.

Delving into ancestral love lives, we explore the regulations imposed upon marriage and cohabitation by the colonial authorities – and how our crafty convict ancestors got around them.

We track down three families across Australia and New Zealand whose treasured heirlooms played an important role in their wedding days, including the gorgeous veil worn by 16 brides, and a vase passed down for 132 years.

And if that’s not heart-warming enough, former Sydney Morning Herald food editor Jill Dupleix shares her favourite family recipes and the stories behind them. You’ll find your mind flickering back to your own treasured family dishes – and probably your mouth watering, too!

Non-romantics will appreciate our digital history features and several high-profile expert Q&As. Digital historian Tim Sherratt guides us through the free online digital tools that could transform family history research. Our exclusive Trove special featuring the website’s own support staff answers all your niggling questions, while an innovative photo-dating method utilising shadows will shed light on your own family pictures.

The brave Anzacs who served in Papua New Guinea during WWII are showcased in a moving excerpt from Phillip Bradley’s latest book, Hell’s Battlefield. Plus, an interview with the author himself reveals his valuable research sources, and the stories that affected him most.

Packed as always with in-depth family history research advice, the latest news and events, and features on Australia’s social history and heritage, Inside History is a bi-monthly magazine for people who are passionate about the past. It’s available from newsagents nationally, on iPad via Apple Newsstand, and for Android and desktop computers through Zinio. Or subscribe and have it delivered straight to your door.


Authors to look out for in Issue 12:

Historian :: Phillip Bradley
FamilySearch research consultant :: Marci A. Despain @FamilySearch
Author :: Jill Dupleix @Jilldupleix
Author :: Hazel Edwards @muirmoir
Journalist :: Miranda Farrell
Journalist :: Paula Grunseit @PaulaGrunseit
Australian genealogist :: Barbara Hall @IrishWattle
Australian genealogist :: Shauna Hicks @HicksShauna
National Library of Australia’s :: Virginia James @TroveAustralia
University of New England archivist :: Bill Oates @UniNewEngland
Intern Journalist :: Pristine Ong
National Library of Australia’s :: Mark Raadgever @TroveAustralia
Digital historian :: Tim Sherratt @wragge
Intern Journalist :: Sarah Trevor
Journalist :: Shirley Way
New Zealand genealogist :: Mark Webster @macnzMark

For more information please contact: 
Cassie Mercer, Inside History magazine
phone: 02 9590 9600 | email: cass@insidehistory.com.au

Have a sneak peek inside our new magazine; Issue 12; Sep-Oct 2012.

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