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Alex Daw
Works at Moreton Bay Regional Council
Attended University of Canberra
Lived in Sydney
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What's On - Friday 12 February - Thursday 18 February 2016
Enjoy your gene-week.  Take time to stop and smell the roses or admire the gum blossoms.   There's lots on - from Oral History to Deciphering Old Handwriting.  Break down those brickwalls.  Meet other gene-friends.  Share your research. Help someone.   Enjoy!
Enjoy your gene-week. Take time to stop and smell the roses or admire the gum blossoms. There's lots on - from Oral History to Deciphering Old Handwriting. Break down those brickwalls. Meet other gene-friends. Share y...
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Sepia Saturday 315: 30 January 2016
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt gives us plenty of room to manoeuvre but I'll just stick with the temperature theme, given my current condition. Young ladies checking the oven of the combustion stove to see if their cake is cooked. They are participating ...
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt gives us plenty of room to manoeuvre but I'll just stick with the temperature theme, given my current condition. Young ladies checking the oven of the combustion stove to see if their cak...
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What's On - Friday 29 January to Thursday 4 February 2016
Transforming Tindale in the box What's in the box you may very well ask?   Transforming Tindale - that's what. So I haven't got much time to chat this morning.  I've to get to work and mount an exhibition, that's what. Transforming Tindale i s a thought pro...
Transforming Tindale in the box What's in the box you may very well ask? Transforming Tindale - that's what. So I haven't got much time to chat this morning. I've to get to work and mount an exhibition, that's what. Trans...
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Was Lucy Swait insane? or the importance of reading census entries fully
Hanwell Lunatic Asylum 1848 from  Illustrated London News , January 15, 1848, p. 27 That got your attention didn’t it?  Nothing like a cheeky headline to make you read my blog. So, this weekend I have been delving into the Forfar line again.   FindmyPast we...
Hanwell Lunatic Asylum 1848 from Illustrated London News, January 15, 1848, p. 27 That got your attention didn’t it? Nothing like a cheeky headline to make you read my blog. So, this weekend I have been delving into th...
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An afternoon in the library
Yesterday afternoon I was on duty at the QFHS Library together with Ken and Judith.  The lovely Lyn was there too, beavering away checking duplicate microfiche.  It was very quiet - just a couple (allright, three) other members doing their research. The lib...
Yesterday afternoon I was on duty at the QFHS Library together with Ken and Judith. The lovely Lyn was there too, beavering away checking duplicate microfiche. It was very quiet - just a couple (allright, three) other membe...
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Getting Organised
Alex's desk Hi everyone.  Just a quick post today to let you know that I am proceeding well with the challenge from Dear Myrtle to get organised.  Caspar helped me build the new red bookcase you see behind my desk. I didn't realise just quite how much stuff...
Alex's desk Hi everyone. Just a quick post today to let you know that I am proceeding well with the challenge from Dear Myrtle to get organised. Caspar helped me build the new red bookcase you see behind my desk. ...
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What's On - Friday 5 February - Thursday 11 February 2016
Transforming Tindale - A travelling exhibition from State Library of Queensland (SLQ) - at Arana Hills Library until 20 February The Transforming Tindale exhibition has finally been installed at our library and is attracting a lot of attention which is very...
Transforming Tindale - A travelling exhibition from State Library of Queensland (SLQ) - at Arana Hills Library until 20 February The Transforming Tindale exhibition has finally been installed at our library and is attractin...
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Lucy Forfar's Will
From acwozhere on Flickr - you can see the licence here I've been fishing this week, just like this Banksy piece of artwork which I think has since been painted over :(   ....looking for more details on the Forfars of London.  Today, I received Lucy Forfar'...
From acwozhere on Flickr - you can see the licence here I've been fishing this week, just like this Banksy piece of artwork which I think has since been painted over :( ....looking for more details on the Forfars of Lon...
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Bannockburn, the Forfars and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Houses of Parliament by Alex Loach found on Flickr here - some rights reserved.  Here's a link to the licence Those of you who have been reading my blog of late will know that I have been researching the Forfars in Scotland - Bannockburn to be precise, whic...
Houses of Parliament by Alex Loach found on Flickr here - some rights reserved. Here's a link to the licence Those of you who have been reading my blog of late will know that I have been researching the Forfars in Scotland -...
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What's On - Friday 22nd January - Thursday 28th January 2016
Things are still a bit sleepy this month event-wise. Oh and don't forget that it's a Public Holiday next Tuesday 26th January being Australia Day. Perhaps you could use the spare time to plan your diary for upcoming events like those listed in the Moreton B...
Things are still a bit sleepy this month event-wise. Oh and don't forget that it's a Public Holiday next Tuesday 26th January being Australia Day. Perhaps you could use the spare time to plan your diary for upcoming events ...
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What's On - Friday 15 January - Thursday 21 January
Things are slowly getting back up to speed now that people are returning to work from the summer holiday break.  There is a tsunami of books being returned to the library where I work, so families are getting ready for the return to school and tidying up th...
Things are slowly getting back up to speed now that people are returning to work from the summer holiday break. There is a tsunami of books being returned to the library where I work, so families are getting ready for the re...
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Sepia Saturday 312: Saturday 9 January 2016
Alan Burnett provides us with this blogging meme from Sepia Saturday today.  He says:  Now, what on earth is going on here? What we do know is that the photograph - which is our Sepia Saturday theme image this week - comes from the Flickr Commons collection...
Alan Burnett provides us with this blogging meme from Sepia Saturday today. He says: Now, what on earth is going on here? What we do know is that the photograph - which is our Sepia Saturday theme image this week - comes...
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  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
    Operations Supervisor, 2011 - present
  • Arts Queensland
    Casual Project Officer 2011, 2011 - 2011
  • Australian Film Television and Radio School
    Manager Qld, 1989 - 2011
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Various, 1982 - 1989
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Urban Collector, 2011 - 2011
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Introduction
Currently working at the Moreton Bay Region Council Library service.

I am an avid reader, family historian and knitter, time permitting.

I volunteer in the QFHS Library at Gaythorne once or twice a month.
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One long-suffering husband, two fabulous children (now adults) and lots of gorgeous friends.
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  • University of Canberra
    Master of Information Studies, 2013
  • University of South Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts)
  • University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Sociology)
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MBR WWI - Once Upon a War Time – Android Apps on Google Play
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Moreton Bay Regional Council presents: Once Upon a War Time - an interactive storytelling app to commemorate the region’s participation in W

World War One Portraits: Museum of Brisbane
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The Museum of Brisbane have put out the call for images of soldiers or nurses in uniform from World War One.The individual can be from anywh

Share This » Blog Archive » 50 Things You Can Borrow from Libraries Besi...
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When most people think of libraries, books come to mind — rows and rows of books as in the picture below. Some might add that you can also f

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 18 September 2015
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I had a beaut trip to Port Macquarie this past week where I attended the Annual Conference of The NSW & ACT Association of Family History So

Goldilocks
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My son posted this to me on Facebook recently. I thought it was quite funny so am sharing. It's good to see he's interested in my activities

My Own "When I Was Young" Geneameme Responses | Lonetester HQ
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If you'd like to know a little about my childhood, have a read of my own response to the "When I Was Young" Geneameme ...

Love the Liberry: Nice try
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A customer apparently lost the DVD artwork for this movie and very kindly made us a replacement, including the barcode and everything! Poste

The Lineage Trap
parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com

Back in May of 2014, I used the term “lineage trap” to refer to the distortion of historical research and its representation resulting from

My National Family History Month Activities for 2014 | Lonetester HQ
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National Family History Month has been and gone already. And throughout the month I recorded my own list of Family History Month activities.

Watch This Space
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Last week Alex Daw of Family Tree Frog invited bloggers to join her in a blog-tweaking weekend. Perfect Timing! My blogiversary is around th

Using Old Maps
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I have done a lot of work with maps and searches for maps. As a geologist, making and using maps were great part of my work. They were inval

Genealogy Notes 8-14 July 2014 A History Conference and other news
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Since the last Diary I have been in Brisbane attending the annual Australian Historical Association history conference. While mostly academi

15. [Veronica Fury] - Get A Freakin Life
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So, I’m sitting in our fav cafe and Andrew says to me about Veronica Fury, “Now Nic … more »

Twigs of Yore - Blog: Mapping family locations with Google Maps
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While planning my research trip to Melbourne, I noticed that Google Maps will allow you to import a list of addresses to plot. It's amazing

Rudd & Duncan Families - Gold Coast Pioneers
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Glenn Tozer, Rudd & Duncan, Mudgeeraba Pioneers

Write Me A Letter
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Letter To Grace I am calling for participants to write me a letter! I am a final year university arts student, and looking at how for my gen

Sepia Saturday 194 : Eureka
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This week's Sepia Saturday theme concerns sewing a flag and being from Ballarat I must talk about Eureka and it's flag. The pictures below w

British Government records released under new twenty year rule
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The British Government has commenced the release of files from twenty years ago to the National Archives, following the change from a thirty

Free Postage?
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New England, Newburyport Massachusetts, post office, Postcard, google earth, hurricane, 1938

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