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Tossing out the family history binders

Tossing out the family history binders

Yes! I am finally doing it. It’s a little scary but I know it is the right thing for me. Ever since my shock cancer diagnosis in August 2019, I have been weeding and downsizing my family history records that reflect 44 years of research. A truly daunting task with a...

Genealife in Lock down

Genealife in Lock down

It's National Family History Month and I'm looking at the positives and the negatives of doing family history in covid times. It has been an interesting 18 months around the world with Covid raging, in some countries more than others. In Australia we have been...

Review on the Family history show 20 Feb 2021

Review on the Family history show 20 Feb 2021

In pre Covid times, I used to try and get to as many Australasian genealogy conferences as I could in person. Catch up with friends, meet speakers and network with colleagues. Travel may have disappeared for a while but all is not lost. One of the few benefits of...

Australia Day 2020 Challenge: C’mon Aussie

Back in 2014, one of my favourite bloggers, Cassmob, issued an Australia Day Challenge C'mon Aussie geneameme in which I participated. My answers are below plus an update (in bold) six years on. CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY’S GUM TREE My first ancestor to arrive in Australia...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2020

Each year, for the last few years, Jill Ball (aka Geniaus) invites us to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want and complete as many statements as you wish. If you wish to...

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day & Frederick Trevaskis

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day & Frederick Trevaskis

Six years ago, on 8 November 2014 I blogged about Frederick Trevaskis and how he died on the battlefield in Belgium on 13 October 1917. Each ANZAC and Remembrance Day I like to do a tribute to one of my military ancestors. Frederick Trevaskis was a distant cousin (my...

Pandora – Australia’s Web Archive

In 2013 this blog was selected for permanent preservation in the National Library of Australia's web archive.

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