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Carole Riley
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Lives in Sydney, NSW
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Useful comparison of the ethnicity results from the big three DNA testing companies.

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I have now taken an autosomal DNA cousin-matching test at all three testing companies – 23andMe, AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA. With this type of test you also get as bonus feature a report of your admixture percentages. I ...
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Name indexes are now available online for free from NSW Land and Property Information (LPI). The indexes available are: Grants Index 1792-1862 Torrens Title Purchasers Index 1863-1971 Old System Vendors Index 1825-1986 Old System Purchasers Index 1 July…
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Vivid Sydney from Circular Quay Station last night. 
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Some knowledge of the gold rushes in the nineteenth century can help us understand aspects of our families’ history that we’d been missing. It is difficult for us now to imagine the enormous pull that a gold rush had on people, the chance that a fortune…
Some knowledge of the gold rushes in the nineteenth century can help us understand aspects of our families’ history that we’d been missing. It is difficult for us now to imagine the enormous pull t…
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Yes! Even a scanning app on your phone is better than nothing.
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Best book I've read this year.
Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, <i>Reckoning</i> is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. <p...
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Thanks for the recommendation +Carole Riley. Love Magda so it might be my Christmas present to myself.
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<p>Most convicts arriving in New South Wales didn’t expect to make their fortunes. Some went on to great success, but countless convicts and free migrants struggled with limit...
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That's brilliant James!
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Today (3 July 2016) marks 100 years since the death in France of Otha Bassett of Condobolin. Otha wrote to his brother two weeks before he died and his letter was published by the local newspaper. 
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Had a great time at #VividSydney last night.
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This post was originally published on 22 December 2008 on my Genealogy in NSW Blog site. I had since created a new blog – Fiji Genealogy –  with much more information about Fiji research, but that site is broken and I haven’t worked out how to fix it. I…
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Refugee status I have been using The Master Genealogist (TMG) for years now. It’s flexible, allows infinite tweaking of charts, and I can import sources and fact types directly into a new project for each new client. But a year or so ago TMG was…
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Having fun uploading photos to the new Google Photos and letting it do its thing. This is the barn at Collitt's Inn, the first inn over the Blue Mountains, taken in 2006.
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    Psychology of Coaching, 2003 - 2005
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Genealogist, writer and speaker in Sydney, Australia; author of 'Social Media for Family Historians'.
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I have a background in psychology and computers and a love of history and when you add all these together the result is genealogy. I want to understand why things, and people, are the way they are, and these answers can only be found in the past.
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Reckoning – Books on Google Play
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Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved perf

Card Color Titles for Trello
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Show the Card label titles on trello.com for easier communication in a team

Gittins – Books on Google Play
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For forty years Ross Gittins has had a ringside seat as the Australian economy has gone through radical change. He's covered forty budgets a

Irish Catholics can now trace ancestry online back to 1740s
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Almost 300 years of parish registers to be made available by National Library of Ireland

Fractured Families – Books on Google Play
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Most convicts arriving in New South Wales didn’t expect to make their fortunes. Some went on to great success, but countless convicts and fr

CONGRESS2015-HAGSOC – Android Apps on Google Play
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A great opportunity for new and experienced family historians to hear many of the world’s best speakers on family history, genealogy and her

Special Offers Victorian Seniors Offer
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Explore your family history using the extensive resources of the Genealogical Society of Victoria, with expert guidance from our experienced

Why the Genealogy Do-Over is not for me
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As Julie Goucher wrote in her post New Year - New Opportunity, many people have joined the Genealogy Do-Over, where you commit to starting y

Thaw reveals photographer’s notebook from Captain Scott’s Antarctic hut
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Notebook belonging to George Murray Levick remarkably legible after conservation work, with find blamed on global warming

Poisoned Tusker Treated in Daring Field Operation, the Eleventh in Two W...
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The remarkable story about a large tusker who was rescued from a slow, poisonous death.

Murder in a Time Before Google
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In 1973 my father was killed by his best friend, but according to the Internet he never even existed.

Microsoft OneNote Frequently Asked Questions
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Answers to questions about Microsoft OneNote that have been frequently asked in forums, newsgroups, support sessions and conferences.

Australia's Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict Era
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Why is it that Australians are still misled by myths about their convict heritage? Why are so many family historians surprised to find a con

A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal
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Intrigued to discover a convict ancestor in her family tree, Babette Smith decided to investigate her life and the lives of the 99 women who

Freedom on the Fatal Shore: Australia’s First Colony
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Freedom on the Fatal Shore brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which h

The Luck of the Irish: How a shipload of convicts survived the wreck of ...
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The luck of the Irish was chronic bad luck, as their sad history attests. That's how it looked for 250 Irish convicts when their ship, the H

Family ties open new world of discovery for Tasmanian genealogy and hist...
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DIANNE Snowden’s fascination with her family’s history began when she was 15 but it was years later that she discovered her Tasmanian convic

How Working on Multiple Screens Can Actually Help You Focus | Gadget Lab...
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Now that people have several devices at work—a laptop, a phone, a tablet—they're finding new ways to use each piece of hardware for a differ

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