Apr 3, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Gone Home to Ireland But Still Remembered Here?...

Trove Tuesday – Gone Home to Ireland But Still Remembered Here?

So much for trying to do a Trove Tuesday post once a month! My last post was back in January and February/March went past way too fast. I am getting in early for April and maybe I will do two and get back on track. It is definitely worth while reviewing your research as new digitised newspapers are being added all the time. I can tell what is new as I use tags and lists when I find...

Mar 28, 2016

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Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers...

Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers

As March is Women’s History Month, I am focusing on my four great grandmother’s (although there is now some doubt about one of them, but that is a story for a later date). There was a lot of social media activity around International Women’s Day on 8 March but I have left my post for the end of the month. Women’s History Month was first launch in Australia in 2000 and there is a timeline of significant events for...

Jan 28, 2016

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Herbert William White – Australia Day 2016 Tribute...

Herbert William White – Australia Day 2016 Tribute

For Australia Day this year I am writing about my great grandfather Herbert William White, born in the parish of Farley in Wiltshire, England in 1864. He was the son of Robert White and Emma nee Titt and had nine siblings. Herbert immigrated to Townsville, Queensland in 1883 and as far as we know, no one else from his family came out to Australia. We know from a surviving letter that Herbert did remain in contact with his parents...

Nov 15, 2015

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

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

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 – 2015 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...

Nov 8, 2014

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Frederick Trevaskis – Remembrance Day Tribute...

Frederick Trevaskis – Remembrance Day Tribute

Each ANZAC and Remembrance Day I like to do a tribute to one of my military ancestors. Frederick Trevaskis was a distant cousin (my great grandmother Dorcas Trevaskis was his aunt) and in the centenary year of World War One it is fitting to dedicate this blog to him. Frederick Trevaskis was the son of William and Louisa Trevaskis and was born in Charters Towers in 1891. He had three older brothers and one older sister and three younger...

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...

Jun 4, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 17 Court Records...

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...

Apr 18, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 13 Personal Names and Surnames...

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...

Jan 21, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 3 Probates (wills and administrations)...

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...

Jan 14, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 2 Internal Migration...

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...

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...

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...

Jan 30, 2012

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My Bucket List Geneameme

I always like to try any challenge thrown out by Geniaus especially her Geneamemes and this Bucket List Geneameme is no exception. The only difference this time is that I have found it incredibly difficult. Why? I’ve had a personal bucket list for years and slowly ticking off various things I want to do, places I want to go and so on. Some of those have been genealogy oriented (indeed most of my life has been defined by...

Nov 17, 2011

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Surname Saturday Meme: Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces...

As a regular reader of Geniaus‘ blogs, I often find myself (lately) doing memes. Sometimes they are created by Geniaus and sometimes she has picked up memes from fellow bloggers. This is one of the latter, and it is a really useful way to advertise the primary surnames we are researching. I have already had considerable success with relatives finding me via my own blogs, so this meme instantly appealed to me. On his Destination Austin Family Blog...

Feb 28, 2010

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52 weeks to better genealogy – my WorldCat.org challenge...

Amazing how quick the weeks go by when you are enrolled in the 52 weeks to better genealogy challenge. I love doing the challenges, but I am not so good on writing up the results. Challenge 4 was exploring a library’s inter library loan (ILL) policy and how you can use ILL’s for genealogy research. As a librarian I was aware of this and have used it on many occasions in the past. However I looked through some...