Sep 4, 2014

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National Family History Month Aug 2014 Wrap Up...

National Family History Month Aug 2014 Wrap Up

Well National Family History Month went quickly with lots of events and activities. If you missed the report on the NFHM launch in Canberra you can read about it here. I am pleased to report that we had more events and more organisations participating than last year. Overall  there were 349 events hosted by 139 organisations and in 2013 there were 244 events hosted by 91 organisations. In order of the most events to the least in Australia, the figure...

Aug 24, 2014

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My 31 Activities for Researchers in National Family History Month – Nos 16-31...

My 31 Activities for Researchers in National Family History Month – Nos 16-31

I designed this challenge to help others think about what they might do during National Family History Month. Also as voluntary coordinator of NFHM, it is my job to help promote NFHM and the fantastic sponsors who support it and allow it to continue in August each year. See the list of 31 Activities for Researchers and 31 Activities for Societies on the Resources page of my website. Read the responses to Nos 1-15 here. My responses to Nos 16-31 challenges for...

Aug 16, 2014

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My 31 Activities for Researchers in NFHM 2014 – Nos 1-15...

My 31 Activities for Researchers in NFHM 2014 – Nos 1-15

I designed this challenge to help others think about what they might do during National Family History Month. Also as voluntary coordinator of NFHM, it is my job to help promote NFHM and the fantastic sponsors who support it and allow it to continue in August each year. See the list of 31 Activities for Researchers and 31 Activities for Societies on the Resources page of my website. Here are my responses to my first 15 of 31...

Aug 12, 2014

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National Family History Month 2014 Geneameme...

National Family History Month 2014 Geneameme

This geneameme is the inspiration of Pauleen who writes the blog Family History Across the Seas and is her contribution to National Family History Month. I can never resist a geneameme challenge so here is my contribution. Anyone can contribute but don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments section of Pauleen’s original challenge.   What are you doing for NFHM? As the voluntary coordinator I launched NFHM in Canberra, doing 11 talks for Moreton...

Aug 5, 2014

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Report on Launch of National Family History Month August 2014...

Report on Launch of National Family History Month August 2014

National Family History Month was launched at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra on 1 August 2014. An approaching cold front promised snow and we were not disappointed with a bit of a flurry during the afternoon (confirmed in the Canberra Times the following day as it did not last all that long). However it was lovely and warm inside the heritage building that the National Archives of Australia proudly occupies. As voluntary coordinator of NFHM, I explained that it was an initiative...

Jun 27, 2014

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Update on National Family History Month August 2014...

National Family History Month is is an initiative of AFFHO, the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations and started as a week in 2006 and extended to a month from 2013. It is held annually in August in Australia and New Zealand and there are just over four weeks to go.   Major sponsors for 2014 are AFFHO, Ancestry.com.au and FamilySearch. The National Archives of Australia have agreed to host the launch again, something they have done since 2006.   Prize sponsors this year...

Apr 4, 2014

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National Family History Month August 2014...

Last year I was the national voluntary coordinator of National Family History Month which is held annually in August in Australia and New Zealand and I have agreed to do it again in 2014. Behind the scenes activities included liaising with sponsors, organising the launch, maintaining the website, ensuring events are added to the web calendar, liaising with event holders, answering queries and most importantly, publicity and promotion to ensure that we get as many events as possible...

Dec 23, 2013

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Genealogy Aspirations 2014

This year has gone incredibly fast! It has been busy with settling into our new home on Bribie Island and doing some travel as usual. Regular readers will know that I like to review my genealogy goals at the end of a year and to set myself some new genealogy goals for the coming year. So how did I go with my Genealogy Aspirations 2013? The five aspirations (in brief) were: 1. As I unpack to identify and...

Sep 24, 2013

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NSW & ACT Conference Sessions Canberra Sep 2013...

This is part of a series of blogs following my attendance at the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies annual conference – this year hosted by the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC) in Canberra. My report on the Family History Fair can be read here and the social activities and other news can be read in the various entries on my blog Diary of an Australian Genealogist. This blog is all about the conference...