Jan 2, 2018

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2017...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2017

For the 6th consecutive year Jill Ball is asking bloggers to contribute to this  challenge. As a regular participant it is an interesting exercise as I usually find that I have done more than I think during the year. Anyone can take part  by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want or answer just a few questions. Once you have done so please share your post’s link in a...

Aug 26, 2017

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The Ancestral Places Geneameme

The Ancestral Places Geneameme

I am participating in Alona Tester’s family history blogging challenge of an alphabetical ancestral placename geneameme. It has taken me a little while to get started as I have been busy as the voluntary coordinator of National Family History Month in Australia. But as August draws to an end, this is a fitting way to end my own family history activities during NFHM. By focusing on place names it has given me the opportunity to remember just how...

Jan 1, 2017

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2016...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2016

Each year Geniaus (Jill Ball) invites people to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want or answer just a few questions. I always like to participate as it gives me a chance to reflect back on all my genealogy successes during the year. Once you have done so please share your post’s link in a comment on Jill’s original post or email her at...

Jan 1, 2015

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2014...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2014

Each year geneafriend GeniAus invites bloggers to participate in her Accentuate the Positive aspects of our family history research for the year. See her original invitation here.  Anyone can take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want or just answer a few questions. Once you have done so please share your post’s link in a comment on Jill’s original post or via email to Jillballau@gmail.com....

Dec 6, 2014

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2014 Christmas Genealogy Meme

2014 Christmas Genealogy Meme

I am participating in Geneablogger Sharn White’s Christmas Genealogy Meme. As Sharn says, genealogy memes are a wonderful way to record your Christmas traditions and memories for your family, so I hope that you will join me in responding to her prompts. The prompts are merely suggestions. Please fell free to answer any way you wish. Your answers may be as brief as one word or as loquacious as takes your fancy and please don’t feel as though you must...

Jan 20, 2014

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Australia Day Challenge 2014: C’mon Aussie...

One of my favourite bloggers, Cassmob, has issued an Australia Day Challenge C’mon Aussie geneameme and as usual I can’t resist. Anyone can join in and all the details are at the C’mon Aussie link. CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY’S GUM TREE My first ancestor to arrive in Australia was: Adam Johnston in 1861 (the only way I managed to get convicts in the family was to marry someone with convicts) I have Australian Royalty (tell us who, how many...

Jan 1, 2013

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Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneameme...

Good geneafriend Geniaus has thrown down another geneameme challenge to get us all thinking right at the start of 2013. As usual I can’t resist so here are my responses to her Accentuate the Positive 2012 geneameme. All contributions will be collated so if you also take on this challenge let Geniaus know too. Remember to accentuate the positive – please delete the statements that are not relevant to your situation. 1. An elusive ancestor I found was...