Oct 25, 2015

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Week 42 Gaol and Prison Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015...

Week 42 Gaol and Prison Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 – 2015 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy...

Mar 8, 2015

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Report on Criminals and Victims Seminar, 7 Mar 2015...

Report on Criminals and Victims Seminar, 7 Mar 2015

Yesterday I gave a presentation at the Queensland Family History Society education session on criminals and victims, other speakers were Rosemary Kopittke and Helen Smith. It was a great morning and an enthusiastic crowd.         I started with my talk Ancestral Dirty Linen in Queensland Courts of Petty Sessions and as usual my slides are on the Resources page of my website, scroll down to Presentations. A number of my families had marital issues which spilled...

Jun 4, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 17 Court Records...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

May 29, 2014

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Report on GSQ annual genealogy seminar day 26 May 2014...

This is an annual event hosted by the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) that I have had the privilege of speaking at over the years, much easier now that I am living closer to Brisbane. Even if I was not speaking, I would still attend as the speakers are usually good with topics that interest me. This year was no different. Speakers included Dr Jennifer Harrison, Helen Smith, Stephanie Ryan from State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Jane Wassall from...

Nov 19, 2009

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Using Police Gazettes

In some ways this is a continuation of last week’s entry in that it relates to my talk on Convicts & Criminals this Saturday at the Mulwala Family History Expo. I had finished my presentation and was doing a final run through to see that it worked and realised I had forgotten Police Gazettes. When I was doing all my criminal research in Queensland back in the 80s, Police Gazettes were actually closed to public access and one...

Nov 5, 2009

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Mining and Criminal Records in Queensland...

In 1992 I successfully completed the Diploma in Historical Studies at the Society of Australian Genealogists. It was the end of an annus horribilus year, my son turned five, my then husband had major cancer surgery followed by chemotherapy, I was working full time at the John Oxley Library while nursing my husband at home and for relaxation I thought I would do the Diploma. Looking back I can almost laugh but at the time the Diploma kept...