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Alona Tester
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Lived in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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interested in (genealogy) cruising, but not what the ship's are like? Be sure to check out this TV show on tonight - which will show you around Royal Caribbean ships, and what they offer.
 
Tom, Rach & Rosso Go Cruising - 8pm Tonight on Channel 7 Royal Caribbean is set to come into your living rooms tonight, with the debut of the special one-hour presentation. If you have ever wondered what you can expect onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise, or simply want to see what’s onboard Australia’s biggest cruise ship (Voyager of the Seas - used twice by Unlock the Past cruises), then tune in to Channel 7 at 8pm tonight for a fun look at the Royal Caribbean experience as experienced by well-known Aussie celebrities. The trio try out all of the onboard activities found on Voyager, speak with fellow cruisers and enjoy some of the shore activities. http://bit.ly/go-cruising
#genealogy #geneacruising #utpcruise  
We recently invited TV personality Tom Williams, model Rachael Finch and radio personality Tim (Rosso) Ross onboard our very own Voyager of the Seas® to review and discover what a Royal Caribbean cruise is all about! Our three special guests spent 12 nights onboard our very own Voyager of the ...
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with thanks to +Michelle Patient on FB for this link
Meet CAT-erpillar, the world's longest cat that was discovered yesterday in a living room. It all happened when a redditor named 'FallenCoffee' was taking a panoramic picture of his room and his cat decided to walk through. The result is a hilarious 16 legged cat-centipede which was nicknamed a
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late night genealogying? #genealogy  
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a very interesting read ...
We are in the second year of the First World War centenary, and, for me, this should be a period of time where historians do everything in their powers to educate, inform and inspire the general public, especially children and teenagers, to take an interest in a very special part of our history. However, for …
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It is in the presentation certainly. Unfortunately it is also in the requirements (at least in the USA). A certain amount of material (a ridiculous amount) needs to be covered each year and the history texts used are terrible - little snippets of information, for the most part poorly written.

In those instances when history is taught in conjunction with other topics (pick a time period and the teachers share the literature, science, math, history, civics so students are immersed in it and get a sense of what happened, why and later how times changed perceptions) students thrive.

In this day and age when the internet provides virtual tours, when the original materials have been scanned and are available to read, and when discussions could be had among students in various places and they could share their history, it is sad indeed that oftentimes history and civics is shunted aside, the curriculum is horrible, the books are awful and the teachers are required to teach to the book or to tests - rather than get students to learn to think and think critically.

It is easy to pick on the teachers but for the most part they have little say and little time on a day in day out basis to spark students. 
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if you're going to Congress, you'lll certainly see these there #genealogy #AFFHO  
 
the team here at Unlock the Past have been working hard to get a whole heap of fabulous new guide books released prior to Congress later this week. We are still working on some, but here's those that were finished by the end last week ...

1. How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories => http://goo.gl/ap8gCK
2. Discover Your Sporting Ancestors: It was Not All Work and No Play! => http://goo.gl/F9HDdK
3. ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research (2nd ed.) => http://goo.gl/P9vXjI
4. Evernote for Family Historians => http://goo.gl/6vs6zg
5. Where Do I Start?: A Brief Guide to Researching Your Family in Australia and New Zealand => http://goo.gl/UiKCz5
6. Researching in German Civil and Church Records => http://goo.gl/IMlcNc

#genealogy #guidebooks #AFFHO  
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A PASSENGER cruise scheduled to visit Vanuatu next week will now double as a humanitarian aid mission in the wake of devastating Cyclone Pam.
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what a great bunch of geneabloggers (including the few who missed the photo) #genealogy   #affho  
A large contingent of the thirty+ Australian Geneabloggers who were at #AFFHO Congress gathered for a Group photo today. Thanks to Mr GeniAus who had quite a job getting us all to pay attention and smile for the birdie.
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so just how did this Kingswood end up on top of a grave in a cemetery?
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for all the geneabloggers who are at Congress, the group photo is 12.30pm SATURDAY!! 
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I have found most of the geneabloggers who are at #AFFHO Congress and they have been ceremoniously beaded. I still need to find a few more bods to bead up. I will definitely have more beads at Speakers' Corner tomorrow at mor...
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ooh I need one of these!!
 
SPECTACULAR WOOD CRAFTED INTRIGUING SPIN TOY
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Addicted to the internet, chocolate, genealogy and blogging.

Meanwhile I do love my hubby, my cats, and I have a fascination for rainbows.
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