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Trove Tuesday: the Hazards of Being female

Trove Tuesday: the Hazards of Being female

At the weekend while searching the British Newspaper Archive, I was shocked to discover that my 5X great grandmother Mary Hitchman, aged and infirm, died when she fell into the fireplace in 1809 in Oxfordshire, England. She was horrifically burned as it was some time...
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...

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...
Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day One report

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day One report

Congress was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in Sydney over 4 days from 9 March to 12 March 2018. There were numerous plenary sessions, and a choice between 4 talks at other times and even a couple of sponsor presentations. The exhibitors...