Oct 29, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Week 43 Worst School Subject...

I’m participating in the weekly Geneabloggers theme of 52 Weeks of Personal  Genealogy & History and sadly I don’t always get the time to do each week’s topic. This week is your worst school subject and I simply had to do this challenge. I only ever failed one school subject and that was Art. Personally I don’t think it should have been a compulsory subject in Year 8 because not everyone is artistic. I’m a very practical kind...

Oct 27, 2011

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Beyond the Internet Geneameme

Pauleen from the Family history across the seas blog has created a Geneameme Beyond the Internet which focuses on genealogy resources beyond the Internet. Geneamemes (named by Geniaus) seem to be quite the trend lately so not to be left out, here is my contribution to this new geneameme. For background I started researching my family history in 1977 so most of it was done pre Internet days. I have been able to solve some of my brick walls using the...

Oct 21, 2011

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Writing Family History Again

Back on 24 August 2011 I wrote a Writing Family History blog and since then I have met and talked with two interesting authors and have read and reviewed their books. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have been a fan of Hazel Edwards for many years and recently I had the pleasure of chatting with her over afternoon tea. It was really good to talk to another author about publishing and e-books and the use...

Oct 15, 2011

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My Ancestors’ Geneameme

Geniaus is one of my favourite Australian bloggers and I can easily follow her posts on Twitter. She likes to issue challenges from time to time and here is another Meme challenge – The Ancestors’ Geneameme. This was issued on Friday and I notice that there is already a good response so time to add mine to the list. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type...

Oct 5, 2011

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Ongoing Value of Genealogy Conference Papers...

In my ‘spare’ time, I have been compiling a list of all the conference papers presented at VAFHO (Victorian Association of Family History Organisations) conferences between 1995 and 2010. Conferences are usually held every two years but there are exceptions especially if the AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations) Congress is being held the same year. I’m happy to say that I have finally completed the listing. Over the last few years I have managed to pick...

Oct 1, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Week 39 Least Favourite Foods...

I’m participating in the weekly blogging theme 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History and this week’s topic is all about our least favourite foods. When I first saw the topic all the horrible things Mum used to cook for me as a child instantly came to mind. Now before anyone says that’s not nice, I have to say my statement needs to be placed in the context of the times. This was Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in the...