Jan 1, 2014

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2013...

Well known geneablogger Geniaus has again invited the genealogy blogging community to her annual Accentuate the Positive Geneameme. As usual I can’t resist the challenge so below are my responses to her twenty questions. Anyone can join in this activity in their own blog post but don’t forget to let Geniaus know too so that she can link all responses into her original blog post. Write as much or as little as you want. Remember to accentuate the...

Aug 29, 2013

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31 Activities for Societies during NFHM – the Final 16!...

For National Family History Month I compiled a list of 31 activities for researchers and 31 activities for genealogy/family history societies to think about during August. Read about the first 15 activities for societies here and below is the final 16. 16 Convert your card indexes (if any) to a computer database for easier access (not to mention a back up copy) Rekeying data can be a time consuming and boring task but it is worthwhile as it...

Aug 28, 2013

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31 Activities for NFHM (researchers) – The Final 16!...

For National Family History Month 2013 I created a list of 31 activities for researchers to do. My blog for the first 15 activities is here.   Here are the final 16 activities: 16 Attend or listen to a webinar There has been little time for this luxury but one site that I like to check out is Legacy Family Tree webinars. I use Legacy software for my own family history but their webinars are on all kinds...

Aug 20, 2013

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31 Activities For Societies During NFHM – the first 15!...

My 31 Activities For Societies During National Family History Month August 2013 Here are my reasons for suggesting these first 15 activities: 1 Hold a NFHM event (this could be your regular August meeting renamed or even a library open day) Now that NFHM is a month long event, smaller societies can easily become involved by simply calling their regular August meeting, NFHM meeting. By advertising your event/s on the NFHM web calendar more people are likely to...

Aug 15, 2013

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31 Activities for NFHM (researchers) – The First Fifteen!...

My 31 Activities For Researchers During National Family History Month August 2013   Here are the first 15 activities: 1 Visit your local library and explore the genealogy and local history sections My local library is the Bribie Island branch of the Moreton Bay Region Libraries and it is also home of the Bribie Island Historical Society. Since I have been living here the Library has run a number of genealogy seminars and I’m giving a talk there...

Aug 7, 2013

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Family History Feast Melbourne Aug 2013...

Having left Victoria last year I didn’t really expect to go to another Family History Feast but it was the 10th anniversary of the first Feast, and I was invited down for a photo opportunity with my two co founders of Family History Feast, Anne Piggott and Anne Burrows. As I had been working hard on National Family History Month administration, I decided a little holiday was in order. It also meant that I could catch up with...

Aug 2, 2013

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National Family History Month Launch 2013...

Yesterday was the launch of National Family History Month 2013 and as the voluntary national coordinator I had the pleasure of chairing the launch at the Brisbane Office of the National Archives of Australia. To start with I highlighted all the changes this year and I have included my talk at the end of this blog as it’s a bit lengthy and I don’t want you to miss what I have to say about the other speakers. Next...