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...

Nov 12, 2010

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Australia History and Genealogy Road...

Day three of the History and Genealogy Roadshow in Australia was in Melbourne...

Nov 11, 2010

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Australia & New Zealand Genealo...

Yesterday was Day 2 of the Unlock The Past history and genealogy roadshow in...

Nov 9, 2010

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Australia & New Zealand Genealo...

Well the first day of the Roadshow from my perspective was a great success...

Nov 2, 2010

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Using Twitter For Genealogy Brickwal...

Yesterday I had a spare 30 minutes while dinner was cooking so I thought I...

Oct 5, 2010

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Family Gatherings

On 30 September 2010 I attended a morning tea to celebrate the 100th birthday...

Sep 20, 2010

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Report on Bomaderry ACT/NSW Genealog...

It was a beautiful weekend in Shoalhaven with blue skies and warm weather....

Sep 16, 2010

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Education Records for Genealogy

While working at Queensland State Archives back in the 1980s, I became a fan...

Aug 30, 2010

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Discovering Maritime Museums for Gen...

In my last blog I wrote about Discovering Immigration Museums for Genealogy....

Aug 17, 2010

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Discovering Immigration Museums For ...

When we want to find out about our ancestors immigration details we usually...

Aug 9, 2010

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Turbo Charging My Irish Genealogy

To celebrate the end of another great National Family History Week, I...

Aug 3, 2010

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Genealogy Booming in Australasia

Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of attending the inaugural...

Jul 23, 2010

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Can You Do Genealogy Without Technol...

Can you do genealogy without using technology today is a question that I have...

Jul 9, 2010

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Mid Year Review of Genealogy Resolut...

On 28 December 2009 I wrote my Genealogy Resolutions for 2010. Now that we...

Jun 24, 2010

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Using Twitter for Genealogy

I give a lot of talks to genealogy and family history groups and I always ask...

Jun 2, 2010

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Finding Families in Cemeteries

I am still participating in the 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy program and...

May 18, 2010

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Advertising Your Genealogy Research ...

Back on 4 December 2009 I wrote a blog titled Serendipity or Advertising Your...

Apr 30, 2010

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Australian Genealogy Sources

The title of this blog is actually the title of a publication by Ralph Reid...

Apr 24, 2010

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Tasman Jarvis – An Original AN...

As tomorrow is ANZAC Day, my thoughts this week have been around those family...

Apr 16, 2010

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Finding Ancestors in Church Publicat...

Since December 2009 I have been writing a monthly article on Finding...

Apr 13, 2010

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Using Cyndi’s List for Austral...

This is another instalment of the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge....

Mar 29, 2010

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Mapping Your Ancestors

Weeks 7 and 8 of the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy were all about online map...

Mar 20, 2010

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Why You Should Attend Genealogy Expo...

The past week has been very busy with three genealogy events and while I do...

Mar 16, 2010

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52 weeks to Better Genealogy –...

Challenge 6 in the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge is about using...

Mar 12, 2010

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Caring for your Family Records

My presentation on Caring for your Family Records at the Second National...

Mar 6, 2010

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Letters Home – My Irish Famili...

This week’s blog is my contribution to the Carnival of Irish Heritage...

Feb 28, 2010

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52 weeks to better genealogy –...

Amazing how quick the weeks go by when you are enrolled in the 52 weeks to...

Feb 21, 2010

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Finding My Long Lost Jeffers Cousins...

I have written before about why it pays to advertise your family research...

Feb 13, 2010

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Why You Should Still Use Family Hist...

In the age of Google we sometimes think that everything is online but we...

Feb 5, 2010

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Genealogical Society of the Northern...

This week’s blog is coming from Darwin in the Northern Territory where...

Feb 1, 2010

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Your Family History – Recordin...

Last week’s blog was Recording Your Own Life, this week’s blog is...

Jan 23, 2010

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Recording Your Own Life

I have spent this week thinking about my own life. Why? I am enrolled in the...

Jan 15, 2010

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52 Weeks to Better Genealogy –...

I have accepted a challenge from Genea-Bloggers to participate in a 52 Weeks...

Jan 8, 2010

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Is My Family Already On The Internet...

Not too many years ago, most genealogists and family historians used to...

Dec 28, 2009

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New Year Genie Aspirations – I...

Maintain my health and fitness program so that I will have the energy and...

Dec 23, 2009

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50 Australian Websites For Family Hi...

Christmas Greetings! There are numerous ‘best of’ lists but rarely do they...

Dec 17, 2009

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No Time For Family History

Many years ago I bought a slim Federation of Family History Societies...

Dec 11, 2009

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Living Relatives – Don’t...

This week’s blog sees me back in Brisbane at my mother’s. Over...

Dec 4, 2009

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Serendipity or Advertising Your Ance...

I finished last week’s blog  by saying that Serendipity would guide...

Nov 29, 2009

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Online BDMs Demolish Brick Walls

My last two blogs have been about preparing for my talk on Convicts and...

Nov 19, 2009

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Using Police Gazettes

In some ways this is a continuation of last week’s entry in that it...

Nov 12, 2009

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Using Online Newspapers: the good an...

I have been working on a talk Convicts & Criminals for the Mulwala Family...

Nov 5, 2009

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Mining and Criminal Records in Queen...

In 1992 I successfully completed the Diploma in Historical Studies at the...

Nov 3, 2009

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Radio interview in Mount Gambier, So...

On Monday 2 Nov 2009 I was interviewed by Stan Thomson during his Mornings...

Oct 21, 2009

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Mining Ancestors

In an earlier blog, This Week in History, I mentioned how the Gympie gold...

Oct 13, 2009

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This Week In History

It is interesting to reflect on events that may have impacted on our...

Oct 8, 2009

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Why is there a crimp on Cornish past...

At the weekend I went to the Central Highlands Family History Expo in...

Sep 30, 2009

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Graeme Davison 2007 talk on podcast

Graeme Davison’s talk on speed relating and the internet revolution in...

Sep 29, 2009

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Family History Online

The August 2009 issue of History Australia has a fascinating article by...