Dec 31, 2010

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My 2010 Genealogy Aspirations Review

On 28 December 2009 I posted my New Year Genie Aspirations for 2010 and on 9 July 2010 I did a mid year review of those resolutions where I found that I was not keeping up with my ambitions for the year. After July my year was even busier so it is interesting to review my aspirations again at year’s end. Maintain my health and fitness program so that I will have the energy and strength to do...

Dec 22, 2010

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Reading For Genealogy – Archives Annual Reports...

This is a continuation of my last blog What Are You Reading For Genealogy? Government publications might seem a strange choice and some might think my working in government for 35 years has coloured my choice of reading material, especially for genealogy. But I hope to show in this blog that you can discover new tips and information by looking at annual reports published by archives. The 2009-10 annual report of the National Archives of Australia is a...

Dec 8, 2010

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What Are You Reading For Genealogy?

On the recent Unlock The Past history and genealogy roadshow, I gave a presentation on Where Else Can I Look, It’s Not All On The Internet which looked at a range of ideas. The handout for that talk, and the others I gave, is on the Resources page of my website (just scroll down). This post is an extension of that talk in that I am looking at publications by individuals, an idea I didn’t include in the...

Dec 3, 2010

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Australia and New Zealand History & Genealogy Roadshow Overview...

Well it is now  a week since I returned home after the 20 day trip around Australia and New Zealand on the Unlock The Past History & Genealogy roadshow. The eleven days of the roadshow were blogged daily and I was surprised at the following the daily blog attracted with many people coming up to me and commenting on my adventures. Statistics show that there were 1800 visits with 1000 unique visitors which is simply amazing. Many people...