May 5, 2015

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Report on Immigration Seminar Brisbane May 2015...

Report on Immigration Seminar Brisbane May 2015

On Sunday I was one of the speakers at a seminar on immigration records organised by the Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland. Other speakers were Helen Smith, Rosemary Kopittke and Eric Kopittke and I had not heard any of their talks before so it was a great opportunity for me to hear other perspectives on immigration records. It is a pity that the seminar didn’t attract more people as there was lots to learn...

Oct 19, 2014

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Week 25 Immigration Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014...

Week 25 Immigration Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

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...

Mar 3, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 8 Diaries...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focussing 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...

Jul 1, 2013

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Looking at the Irish & Immigration with GSQ...

I’m back home after attending the Genealogical Society of Queensland‘s annual seminar in Brisbane. This year the theme was Irish in the morning and Immigration in the afternoon. It was the first genealogy seminar I’ve been to since February (which is almost like a drought for me) and it was good to be back chatting to old friends and swapping information. The day started with Dr Jennifer Harrison talking about 19th century Irish arrivals in Queensland and Jennifer’s...

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...

Aug 30, 2010

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Discovering Maritime Museums for Genealogy...

In my last blog I wrote about Discovering Immigration Museums for Genealogy. Closely related are Maritime Museums and Australia has quite a few and some with excellent online resources. The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is one that I frequently refer to in my talks on immigration because it has Vaughan Evans’ indexes searchable online for free. These can be found under Collections and Research, then Pictures of Ships in the Australian Trade and are for the following...

Aug 17, 2010

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Discovering Immigration Museums For Genealogy...

When we want to find out about our ancestors immigration details we usually go to archives and libraries to research. An often overlooked resource are immigration museums or migration centres and we have some excellent examples in Australia. The Immigration Museum in Melbourne always has both permanent and temporary exhibitions on display and currently there is Station Pier: Gateway to a New Life and Australia’s Muslim Cameleers to mention just two. These exhibitions highlight various aspects of Victoria’s...