Jun 12, 2016

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Convict Queensland & Visiting Q...

Convict Queensland & Visiting Queensland State Archives

Well I have finally made my long awaited visit to Queensland State Archives...

May 6, 2016

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Mothers Day 2016

Mothers Day 2016

Mother’s Day and my son’s birthday are very close together, he...

Apr 25, 2016

Posted | 1 Comment

The Finn Brothers – 2016 Trans...

The Finn Brothers – 2016 Trans Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

Since 2011 the Central Auckland Research Centre has been issuing the Trans...

Apr 19, 2016

Posted | 2 Comments

John James Carnegie AIF puzzle solve...

John James Carnegie AIF puzzle solved? – Trove Tuesday blog

Today has been an incredibly exciting Trove Tuesday. I picked my Carnegie...

Apr 5, 2016

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Herbert William White Obituary ̵...

Herbert William White Obituary – Trove Tuesday Blog

My Australia Day tribute this year was to Herbert William White – read...

Mar 28, 2016

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Women’s History Month – ...

Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers

As March is Women’s History Month, I am focusing on my four great...

Mar 17, 2016

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St Patrick’s Day – My Ir...

St Patrick’s Day – My Irish Finn Family from County Wicklow, Ireland

St Patrick’s Day and my thoughts turn to my Irish great great...

Mar 11, 2016

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Review of 10th Unlock the Past Genea...

Review of 10th Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise to New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is an overview report of Unlock the Past’s 10th Genealogy Cruise....

Mar 9, 2016

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Genealogy Cruising Days 13 -19 with ...

Genealogy Cruising Days 13 -19 with Unlock the Past around New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is the third post of a series of blog posts on the 10th Unlock the Past...

Mar 8, 2016

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World War One and The Finn Brothers ...

World War One and The Finn Brothers  – Trove Tuesday Blog

I have previously written about my three Finn great great uncles who fought...

Mar 7, 2016

Posted | 1 Comment

Genealogy Cruising Days 7-12 with Un...

Genealogy Cruising Days 7-12 with Unlock the Past around New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is a continuing series of blog posts on the 10th Unlock the Past cruise...

Feb 26, 2016

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Genealogy Cruising Days 1-6 with Unl...

Genealogy Cruising Days 1-6 with Unlock the Past around New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is the 10th Unlock the Past genealogy cruise and I am excited to be on...

Jan 28, 2016

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Herbert William White – Austra...

Herbert William White – Australia Day 2016 Tribute

For Australia Day this year I am writing about my great grandfather Herbert...

Jan 19, 2016

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Brisbane River Pilot James Carnegie ...

Brisbane River Pilot James Carnegie – Trove Tuesday blog

Trove Tuesday blogging has been happening for years but I have never...

Dec 30, 2015

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Final post for 52 Weeks of Genealogi...

Final post for 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Nov 15, 2015

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Week 43 Geographical Place Names in ...

Week 43 Geographical Place Names in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Nov 14, 2015

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A Baltic Genealogy Adventure with Un...

A Baltic Genealogy Adventure with Unlock the Past

This report on my Baltic genealogy cruise with Unlock the Past in July 2015...

Nov 12, 2015

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Travelling the Burnett – a sce...

Travelling the Burnett – a scenic family history, heritage & gourmet adventure

A week’s holiday (and I actually did no work, blogging, writing or...

Oct 25, 2015

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Week 42 Gaol and Prison Records in 5...

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...

Oct 16, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

Week 41 Convict Records in 52 Weeks ...

Week 41 Convict Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Oct 6, 2015

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Week 40 Company Records in 52 Weeks ...

Week 40 Company Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Oct 5, 2015

Posted | 3 Comments

Review of History Queensland confere...

Review of History Queensland conference 3-4 Oct 2015

Why is it that genealogy conferences always seem to go so quickly? Must be...

Sep 17, 2015

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Review of Port Macquarie family hist...

Review of Port Macquarie family history conference, 11-13 Sep 2015

Although my right elbow/arm is still out of action from my July fall in...

Aug 13, 2015

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National Family History Month August...

National Family History Month August 2015

As voluntary coordinator of National Family History Month, I arrange to put...

Jun 7, 2015

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Week 39 Old age pension records in 5...

Week 39 Old age pension records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Jun 2, 2015

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In Time and Place, Local, Family, So...

In Time and Place, Local, Family, Social History – Queensland State Conference

This is a reminder that regional delegates from areas beyond south-east...

May 19, 2015

Posted | 2 Comments

Week 38 Trade Union Records in 52 We...

Week 38 Trade Union Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

May 7, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

National Family History Month August...

National Family History Month August 2015

National Family History Month (NFHM) is an initiative of the Australasian...

May 5, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

Report on Immigration Seminar Brisba...

Report on Immigration Seminar Brisbane May 2015

On Sunday I was one of the speakers at a seminar on immigration records...

Apr 30, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

Week 37 Military Unit Histories ...

Week 37 Military Unit Histories &  Unit War Diaries in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Apr 21, 2015

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ANZAC Day Tribute to Alexander Thoma...

ANZAC Day Tribute to Alexander Thomas Davis

As usual I am participating in Kintalk‘s Trans Tasman ANZAC Day blog...

Apr 20, 2015

Posted | 2 Comments

Forensic Genealogy with Colleen Fitz...

Forensic Genealogy with Colleen Fitzpatrick in Brisbane

On Saturday I attended the Colleen Fitzpatrick seminar co-hosted by the...

Apr 14, 2015

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Genealogy Society Seminars – W...

Genealogy Society Seminars – Why You Should Have Them

At the weekend I traveled to Maryborough (QLD) to give three presentations to...

Apr 6, 2015

Posted | 3 Comments

Week 36 Hospital Records in 52 Weeks...

Week 36 Hospital Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Apr 2, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

AFFHO Congress 2015 Social Events &#...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Social Events & Sponsors/Exhibitors Report

This is the third and final report on AFFHO Congress 2015. Post One on the...

Apr 1, 2015

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AFFHO Congress 2015 Days Three and F...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Days Three and Four Report

This is the second part of a three post report on AFFHO Congress 2015 held in...

Mar 31, 2015

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AFFHO Congress 2015 Days One and Two...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Days One and Two Report

This is the first of three posts on the 14th Australasian Congress on...

Mar 22, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

Week 35 Sporting Records in 52 Weeks...

Week 35 Sporting Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Mar 17, 2015

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Review of Jayne Shrimpton’s Fa...

Review of Jayne Shrimpton’s Fashion in the 1940s

Jayne Shrimpton is probably best known in the genealogy research world for...

Mar 15, 2015

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AFFHO Congress Thoughts – The ...

AFFHO Congress Thoughts – The First Congress 1977

With the AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations)...

Mar 13, 2015

Posted | 1 Comment

Week 34 Maps in 52 Weeks of Genealog...

Week 34 Maps in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Mar 8, 2015

Posted | 3 Comments

Report on Criminals and Victims Semi...

Report on Criminals and Victims Seminar, 7 Mar 2015

Yesterday I gave a presentation at the Queensland Family History Society...

Mar 6, 2015

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Week 33 Church Records in 52 Weeks o...

Week 33 Church Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Feb 18, 2015

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Week 32 Asylum Records in 52 Weeks o...

Week 32 Asylum Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Feb 10, 2015

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Week 31 Photographs in 52 Weeks of G...

Week 31 Photographs in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Feb 2, 2015

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Week 30 Postcards in 52 Weeks of Gen...

Week 30 Postcards in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Jan 29, 2015

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Week 29 Military Records in 52 Weeks...

Week 29 Military Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Jan 25, 2015

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Interview with Carole Riley – ...

Interview with Carole Riley – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Jan 20, 2015

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Tombstones: Week 28 in 52 Weeks of G...

Tombstones: Week 28 in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Jan 16, 2015

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Interview With Mathew Trinca –...

Interview With Mathew Trinca – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Jan 13, 2015

Posted | 3 Comments

Census Records: Week 27 in 52 Weeks ...

Census Records: Week 27 in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy...

Jan 3, 2015

Posted | 0 Comments

Interview with John Blackwood –...

Interview with John Blackwood – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Jan 1, 2015

Posted | 4 Comments

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 20...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2014

Each year geneafriend GeniAus invites bloggers to participate in her...

Dec 29, 2014

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Genealogy Aspirations 2015

Genealogy Aspirations 2015

This year has gone incredibly fast! But then I seem to be saying that every...

Dec 27, 2014

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Interview with David Berry – s...

Interview with David Berry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 23, 2014

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Interview with Jennie Norberry ̵...

Interview with Jennie Norberry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 20, 2014

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Interview with Cora Num – keyn...

Interview with Cora Num – keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 16, 2014

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Interview with Kate Bagnall – ...

Interview with Kate Bagnall – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 13, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Interview with Robyn Williams –...

Interview with Robyn Williams – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 8, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Interview with Michelle Nichols R...

Interview with Michelle Nichols – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Dec 7, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

Book Review – Hiding the Past ...

Book Review – Hiding the Past and The Lost Ancestor by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Review of Hiding the Past and The Lost Ancestor by UK author Nathan Dylan...

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...

Dec 3, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Interview With Sue Reid: speaker AFF...

Interview With Sue Reid: speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Nov 30, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

Interview With Richard Reid: keynote...

Interview With Richard Reid: keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to...

Nov 8, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Frederick Trevaskis – Remembra...

Frederick Trevaskis – Remembrance Day Tribute

Each ANZAC and Remembrance Day I like to do a tribute to one of my military...

Nov 3, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Norfolk Island History & Geneal...

Norfolk Island History & Genealogy Conference 29-31 Oct 2014

This was an Unlock The Past event held on the historic and picturesque...

Nov 3, 2014

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Eastern Australia Unlock the Past cr...

Eastern Australia Unlock the Past cruise 23-26 Oct 2014 report

This was a different type of cruise to what I had been on previously. As a...

Oct 19, 2014

Posted | 6 Comments

Week 25 Immigration Records in 52 We...

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...

Oct 13, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

Angling for Ancestors Seminar Report...

Angling for Ancestors Seminar Report Oct 2014

Angling for Ancestors was a two day seminar organised by the Gold Coast...

Oct 6, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Week 24 Post Office Directories in 5...

Week 24 Post Office Directories in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 This blog challenge is to stimulate...

Sep 26, 2014

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Week 23 Electoral Rolls in 52 Weeks ...

Week 23 Electoral Rolls in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

  This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts...

Sep 22, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

One Lovely Blog Award Sep 2014

One Lovely Blog Award  Sep 2014

I am thrilled to have received a One Lovely Blog Award for SHHE Genie Rambles...

Sep 17, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 22 Family Letters and Correspondence

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

Sep 4, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

National Family History Month Aug 20...

National Family History Month Aug 2014 Wrap Up

Well National Family History Month went quickly with lots of events and...

Aug 24, 2014

Posted | 3 Comments

My 31 Activities for Researchers in ...

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...

Aug 16, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

My 31 Activities for Researchers in ...

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

I designed this challenge to help others think about what they might do...

Aug 12, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

National Family History Month 2014 G...

National Family History Month 2014 Geneameme

This geneameme is the inspiration of Pauleen who writes the blog Family...

Aug 5, 2014

Posted | 5 Comments

Report on Launch of National Family ...

Report on Launch of National Family History Month August 2014

National Family History Month was launched at the National Archives of...

Jul 14, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

Report on Australian Historical Asso...

Well I spent last week attending the Australian Historical Association (AHA)...

Jul 6, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jun 27, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Update on National Family History Mo...

National Family History Month is is an initiative of AFFHO, the Australasian...

Jun 25, 2014

Posted | 3 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jun 18, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jun 10, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jun 4, 2014

Posted | 3 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

May 29, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Report on GSQ annual genealogy semin...

This is an annual event hosted by the Genealogical Society of Queensland...

May 17, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

May 6, 2014

Posted | 4 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Apr 23, 2014

Posted | 6 Comments

Trans Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challeng...

Each year Kintalk (Auckland Libraries) issues their Trans Tasman ANZAC Day...

Apr 18, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Apr 9, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Apr 4, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

National Family History Month August...

Last year I was the national voluntary coordinator of National Family History...

Mar 25, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Mar 17, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Mar 10, 2014

Posted | 4 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Mar 3, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Feb 26, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Feb 24, 2014

Posted | 9 Comments

The Future of Genealogy (as seen fro...

On the recent Unlock the Past genealogy cruise, Thomas MacEntee chaired a...

Feb 21, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

Review of 4th Unlock the Past Geneal...

The cruise left from Sydney then on to Melbourne, then Adelaide, then Hobart...

Feb 19, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Feb 3, 2014

Posted | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jan 28, 2014

Posted | 5 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jan 21, 2014

Posted | 3 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jan 20, 2014

Posted | 4 Comments

Australia Day Challenge 2014: C̵...

One of my favourite bloggers, Cassmob, has issued an Australia Day Challenge...

Jan 14, 2014

Posted | 11 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jan 7, 2014

Posted | 11 Comments

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in ...

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

Jan 1, 2014

Posted | 1 Comment

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 20...

Well known geneablogger Geniaus has again invited the genealogy blogging...

Dec 23, 2013

Posted | 6 Comments

Genealogy Aspirations 2014

This year has gone incredibly fast! It has been busy with settling into our...

Oct 22, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

Australian Society of Archivists con...

The ASA‘s conference was held in Canberra on 15-18 October 2013 and it...

Oct 2, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

Using the State Library of Victoria ...

Back in September I was asked to do a guest blog for Family Matters, the...

Sep 24, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

NSW & ACT Conference Sessions C...

This is part of a series of blogs following my attendance at the NSW &...

Sep 23, 2013

Posted | 3 Comments

NSW & ACT Family History Fair C...

The NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies holds an annual...

Aug 31, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

The Bloggers’ Geneameme for NF...

For National Family History Month, Geniaus compiled another one of her...

Aug 29, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

31 Activities for Societies during N...

For National Family History Month I compiled a list of 31 activities for...

Aug 28, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

31 Activities for NFHM (researchers)...

For National Family History Month 2013 I created a list of 31 activities for...

Aug 20, 2013

Posted | 2 Comments

31 Activities For Societies During N...

My 31 Activities For Societies During National Family History Month August...

Aug 15, 2013

Posted | 2 Comments

31 Activities for NFHM (researchers)...

My 31 Activities For Researchers During National Family History Month August...

Aug 7, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

Family History Feast Melbourne Aug 2...

Having left Victoria last year I didn’t really expect to go to another...

Aug 2, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

National Family History Month Launch...

Yesterday was the launch of National Family History Month 2013 and as the...

Jul 1, 2013

Posted | 3 Comments

Looking at the Irish & Immigrat...

I’m back home after attending the Genealogical Society of...

Apr 24, 2013

Posted | 1 Comment

World War One & the brothers Fi...

As usual I am participating in Kintalk‘s (Auckland City Libraries)...

Feb 25, 2013

Posted | 2 Comments

Third Unlock the Past genealogy crui...

This will be an overview of the whole cruise as I’ve already given...

Jan 8, 2013

Posted | 2 Comments

Blog of the Year Award

I am honoured to have been nominated for Blog of the Year Award 2012 from...

Jan 1, 2013

Posted | 3 Comments

Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneame...

Good geneafriend Geniaus has thrown down another geneameme challenge to get...

Dec 30, 2012

Posted | 10 Comments

Genealogy Aspirations 2013

Regular readers of this blog will know that each year I like to review the...

Dec 10, 2012

Posted | 3 Comments

Christmas Geneameme

I’m a fan of geneamemes and I couldn’t resist this timely...

Jul 28, 2012

Posted | 7 Comments

National Family History Week 2012 La...

Although National Family History Week is a national event in Australia, it is...

Jul 13, 2012

Posted | 0 Comments

Illuminating Blogger Award

Thanks to Geniaus I have received an Illuminating Blogger Award originally...

Jul 5, 2012

Posted | 0 Comments

Overview of Unlock the Past Queensla...

Regular readers will know that I reported on the Unlock the Past Queensland...

Apr 25, 2012

Posted | 4 Comments

Leslie Gordon Price – A Rat of...

Today is ANZAC Day and I foreshadowed back in February during the Bombing of...

Apr 6, 2012

Posted | 1 Comment

Overview of AFFHO 2012 heraldry ...

Regular readers will know that I like to do a daily blog of genealogy events...

Mar 14, 2012

Posted | 1 Comment

My Reader Geneameme in 2012 National...

My contribution is very late as I was away when Geniaus first threw down the...

Feb 29, 2012

Posted | 1 Comment

Darwin Family History Seminar

While up in Darwin for the War Comes to Australia tour, I also took part in...

Feb 29, 2012

Posted | 0 Comments

Battlefield Tours – War Comes ...

Well I am just back from my first ever battlefield tour and I’m hooked...

Jan 30, 2012

Posted | 2 Comments

My Bucket List Geneameme

I always like to try any challenge thrown out by Geniaus especially her...

Jan 25, 2012

Posted | 12 Comments

Wealth for Toil – Thomas Price

It’s Australia Day 2012 tomorrow and I am participating in Twigs of...

Jan 13, 2012

Posted | 5 Comments

Genealogy Aspirations Reviewed &...

Although it’s already two weeks into January, my holiday travels (see...

Dec 11, 2011

Posted | 6 Comments

Unlock the Past Scottish Irish Genea...

Regular readers will know that I flew to Auckland New Zealand on 18 November...

Dec 3, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

Two Full On Genealogy At Sea Days

Those following my Diary of an Australian Genealogist blogs will know that I...

Nov 23, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

Genealogy Cruising Day One at Sea

It was great to see so many people turn up for my talk At Sea Then and Now...

Nov 20, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

Genealogy Cruising Again – Day...

I write another blog, Diary of an Australian Genealogist, and note my daily...

Nov 17, 2011

Posted | 2 Comments

Surname Saturday Meme: Names, Places...

As a regular reader of Geniaus‘ blogs, I often find myself (lately) doing...

Nov 14, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

Pambula Genealogy Seminar

It’s a long drive (606 kilometres) from our place to Pambula, New South...

Nov 10, 2011

Posted | 4 Comments

Remembrance Day & My Two Grandf...

Each ANZAC Day I like to blog about one of my military ancestors, and this...

Oct 29, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the weekly Geneabloggers theme of 52 Weeks of Personal...

Oct 27, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

Beyond the Internet Geneameme

Pauleen from the Family history across the seas blog has created a Geneameme...

Oct 21, 2011

Posted | 2 Comments

Writing Family History Again

Back on 24 August 2011 I wrote a Writing Family History blog and since then I...

Oct 15, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

My Ancestors’ Geneameme

Geniaus is one of my favourite Australian bloggers and I can easily follow...

Oct 5, 2011

Posted | 5 Comments

Ongoing Value of Genealogy Conferenc...

In my ‘spare’ time, I have been compiling a list of all the...

Oct 1, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the weekly blogging theme 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy...

Sep 17, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the weekly blogging theme 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy...

Sep 15, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ M...

Another Geniaus challenge – interestingly it captures all of the issues...

Sep 7, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

My 99 Things Genealogy Meme – ...

My 99 Things Genealogy Meme – Australian This genealogy challenge was issued...

Sep 4, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

Review Unlock the Past History &...

Well it was a busy two days at the last for 2011 Unlock the Past (UTP)...

Aug 24, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

Writing Family History

Back in May I was both a speaker and an attendee at the Unlock the Past...

Aug 2, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

Family History Feast 2011 review

This year’s Family History Feast was better than ever for a number of...

Jul 24, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

SA & Victorian Border Genealogy...

Well I have arrived back home after attending the Unlock the Past SA &...

Jul 15, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the weekly blogging theme 52 Weeks of Personal...

Jul 8, 2011

Posted | 0 Comments

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

Participating in the weekly blogging theme 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy...

Jul 1, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

Due to all my travelling around over the last month or so, I have missed a...

Jun 20, 2011

Posted | 1 Comment

The 2011 Shoalhaven Family, Local an...

Given that we live in Melbourne, readers may be wondering why we would drive...

Jun 5, 2011

Posted | 2 Comments

NSW History & Genealogy Expo, C...

Day 2 of the Unlock the Past Northern NSW history and genealogy at Coffs...

Jun 4, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

NSW History & Genealogy Expo, C...

The doors opened at 9.00am on 3 June for the first day of the Unlock the Past...

May 17, 2011

Posted | 2 Comments

Researching & Writing History

I attended the Unlock the Past Researching & Writing History Seminar in...

May 9, 2011

Posted | 5 Comments

Local Studies Centres in Australia &...

This week I attended the Sense of Place local studies conference in Sydney....

Apr 18, 2011

Posted | 3 Comments

3rd Australasian Scottish Genealogy ...

At the weekend I attended the 3rd Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference...

Apr 18, 2011

Posted | 2 Comments

Charles Douglas Spencer – Mili...

Charles Douglas Spencer This ANZAC day I want to commemorate Charles Douglas...

Apr 15, 2011

Posted | 4 Comments

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and history...

Apr 2, 2011

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Unlock The Past’s Brisbane sem...

It was a bit strange turning up for an afternoon of genealogy talks only a...

Mar 28, 2011

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Genealogy Cruising – Why I Am ...

Below is my original post – I have now discovered Day 6 and Overview...

Mar 17, 2011

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Researching Irish Ancestors

Last year for St Patrick’s Day I wrote a blog Letters Home – My...

Mar 9, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Mar 4, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Feb 27, 2011

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Scottish Genealogy & Serendipit...

I believe that serendipity happens a lot in genealogy and one of the things...

Feb 26, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Feb 20, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Feb 11, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Feb 11, 2011

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GenealogyWise Update

I am a member of GenealogyWise and also a member of the Australian...

Feb 11, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and...

Feb 3, 2011

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Those Places Thursday – Discov...

This is my contribution to the blogging theme Those Places Thursday and I...

Feb 2, 2011

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Waitangi Day – A New Zealand C...

This is my contribution to the Waitangi Day Blog Challenge – Your...

Jan 25, 2011

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My Ancestor Approved Award

I am honoured and delighted to have been nominated for the Ancestor Approved...

Jan 25, 2011

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Australia Day 2011 My Earliest Docum...

This is my contribution to the Australia Day blogging theme suggested by...

Jan 24, 2011

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Online Genealogy Courses

Last year while on the Unlock the Past history and genealogy roadshow I met...

Jan 19, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

This week’s topic is one that I do have clear memories of. As a...

Jan 12, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

Like Week 1 in this series 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History, I am...

Jan 10, 2011

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My 2011 Genealogy Aspirations

It has taken me a little while to finally decide on what I want to focus on...

Jan 3, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy &...

Well I have just signed up for another 52 weeks of improving my genealogy...

Dec 31, 2010

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My 2010 Genealogy Aspirations Review

On 28 December 2009 I posted my New Year Genie Aspirations for 2010 and on 9...

Dec 22, 2010

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Reading For Genealogy – Archiv...

This is a continuation of my last blog What Are You Reading For Genealogy?...

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...

Dec 3, 2010

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Australia and New Zealand History &#...

Well it is now  a week since I returned home after the 20 day trip around...

Nov 24, 2010

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Australia and New Zealand History an...

Well the final roadshow from Unlock The Past took place today at the...

Nov 23, 2010

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Australia and New Zealand History &#...

I seem to have a sixth sense when travelling as I woke up 15 minutes before...

Nov 22, 2010

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Australia and New Zealand History &#...

After the final sessions of the Unlock the Past roadshow in Australia,...

Nov 20, 2010

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Australia & New Zealand History...

Well the Australian section of the  Unlock The Past history and genealogy...

Nov 19, 2010

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Australia History and Genealogy Road...

Today the Roadshow was in Sydney and not quite the same without Unlock The...

Nov 18, 2010

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Australia History and Genealogy Road...

Today’s Unlock The Past Roadshow was in Brisbane so it was really good...

Nov 16, 2010

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Australia History and Genealogy Road...

Day 5 of the Unlock The Past history and genealogy Roadshow saw a big turn...

Nov 13, 2010

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Australia History and Genealogy Road...

Well Day 4 of the Roadshow is over and I am now wondering if I will make it...