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Alex Daw
Works at Moreton Bay Regional Council
Attended University of Canberra
Lived in Sydney
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And it's on...will you participate?
It's National Family History Month next month and there's all sorts of fabulous events on around the country. 260 so far and no doubt more will be added in this last week. The members of the Australian Local and Family Hi...
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It's been a while...enjoy!
Alan Burnett from Sepia Saturday gives us the following prompt: Pictures, palaces, and bingo numbers are amongst your possible themes this week for Sepia Saturday There have been some murmurings in my select audience (allri...
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A little bit of local history research on a Sunday....
Alan Burnett from Sepia Saturday says: Our theme image this week shows a type-setter at work. It comes from the collection of the Netherlands National Archives and is part of their Flickr stream. Whatever type of old imag...
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+Alex Daw Funny you say that, I was smiling all through reading it all, thinking to myself that 'this girl is loving every minute of this'..as I was. Glad you took us with you..can't wait to read the next big adventure....
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Happiness is a Will and a Wedding before Breakfast...
Wedding cake for June's wedding crafted by Kit McLoughlin (nee Forfar) - my maternal grandmother A short post today. I just had to crow about finding a marriage between Edward Forfar and Mary Kinniburgh this morning before b...
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My pleasure Helen....lucky you!  Enjoy!
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Phew....just made it in time!
S is for Ships My father and I often have this exchange: Me: That's a nice boat Him: That's not a boat. It's a ship. Me: What's the difference? Him: It's too big to be a boat. Me: So how can you tell it's too big...
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Only 8 days to go guys...help me reach my goal please.
I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Heart Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in FitForGood. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Heart Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance ...
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It's amazing what you find....
On Wednesday I was a bit excited to receive a nice thick package from the Royal BC Museum or British Columbia Archives. It was the will and probate for Edward Forfar. From when I placed the order online to receiving it in th...
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Merry month of May...
Lovely Genimate Pauleen Cass from Family History across the seas came up with this great meme. Wanna play along? Here are the questions: What’s the earliest movie you can remember? My mother told me that the first movie ...
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A to Z is done...onwards and upwards with Canadian research.
Walter William Forfar in wheelchair with grand-daughter Shirley Wingfield and Ray Jeffrey My great-grandfather Walter William Forfar, also known as Dick Forfar was one of three brothers. This post is about his older brother...
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I did Helen!  but only just!
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In by the skin of my teeth.....
T is for Trinity House (and Tobacco and Trusses) It is amazing what we take for granted isn't it? Oh look there's a lighthouse. Oh look there's a buoy! In my reading about naval re...
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Thanks for you blog comment Alex, regards, John
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More great tips from Carmel....
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Thanks for reading!
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Librarian
Employment
  • 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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Sydney - Melbourne - Canberra - Edinburgh - Brisbane
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Librarian and Family Historian
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.
Bragging rights
One long-suffering husband, two fabulous children (now adults) and lots of gorgeous friends.
Collections Alex is following
Education
  • 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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Queensland Convicts, Visiting Archives, Talking & Other News - Genea...
diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com

My son visited for the weekend and we had a technology free weekend, just sitting around and talking rather than checking emails and social

Is Genealogy Dangerous to Your Health?
www.geneabloggers.com

Genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee recently lost more than 100 lbs in the past year. He discusses the sedentary nature of genealogy research

A to Z April Challenge: M is for Money
jollettetc.blogspot.com

Genealogists and family historians get a lot of satisfaction from chasing their ancestors’ stories. Finding a diary, a message on a postcard

A to Z Challenge - L
genealogychallenges.blogspot.com

The Blogging from A to Z Challenge is to post everyday (except Sunday) in the month of April 2016 starting with the letter A and going all t

A is for accident in Avoca
ayfamilyhistory.blogspot.com

Maria Young (1863-1941) was my husband's great great aunt, the sixth of thirteen children of George Young (1826-1890) and Caroline née Clark

What is Oral History?
worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com

Firstly, I must apologise for the tardiness of my post this month. We have moved house recently and unfortunately have just been reconnected

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
jollettetc.blogspot.com

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
discovergenealogy.blogspot.com

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

We did an 8,000 step walk in a little over an hour. Plenty of space in the cafe for a quiet coffee with a friend.
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