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Part time traveler & genealogist. I blog this. I love sport, NRL team Melbourne Storm & Chelsea FC & I drink coffee. By day I work to fund this.
Part time traveler & genealogist. I blog this. I love sport, NRL team Melbourne Storm & Chelsea FC & I drink coffee. By day I work to fund this.

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How one of my childhood sweets lead to a gene discovery that found my grandparents out dancing. #genealogyphotoaday

Genealogy Photo a Day via Instagram – Day 3 Sweets. When I was a kid one of my favourite childhood sweets was a thing called a chocolate fish. So you knew what they looked like I thought I would find a picture to share so typed chocolate fish into Papers…

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Child at the beach - photograph by FG Reade. He shot and developed his own black & white photos. #genealogyphoto

Day 30 Beach – Photograph by FG Reade This photograph by FG Reade is from my father-in-laws collection. I have called is Child at the Beach. Francis Graham Reade (1924-1988) or F.G. Reade, as he labeled his prints, shot and developed his own black & white…

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Alona Tester gave us The Ancestral Places Geneameme challenge for this years Family History Month so I thought I should squeeze into my busy life having a go at this. The bulk of my ancestors and relatives come from the New Zealand and the United Kingdom.…

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Use Your Society to Honour Local People. A Janice Cooper talk at the Footsteps in Time local & family history conference, May 2017.

Why share a story? Here is another review of a talk at the Footsteps in Time Conference: Being interested in how societies and individuals can use modern technologies to promote, share and research family history Janice Cooper’s talk titled Honouring…

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Use Your Society to Honour Local People. A Janice Cooper talk at the Footsteps in Time local & family history conference, May 2017.

Why share a story? Here is another review of a talk at the Footsteps in Time Conference: Being interested in how societies and individuals can use modern technologies to promote, share and research family history Janice Cooper’s talk titled Honouring…

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Restricted Records -- A Word to the Wise
This is going to be short note. While doing a microfilm search on the Brigham Young University Family History Library webpage, I got the above response to my search. Because I seldom believe such notices, I immediately searched for the same item online. I f...

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#AtoZChallenge 2017 Reflections Post & Summary - A curated collection from my #GenealogyPhotoADay on Instagram.

April is over and I am finally doing my reflections post for the #AtoZChallenge 2017. I had to catch up with some work first and do an assignment for the Family History Diploma I am doing at the University of Tasmania. I cannot wait until I can find time…

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The Prosecution Project: Unlocking Criminal Records in Australia - a talk by a Prof Mark Finnane at Footsteps in Time Queensland local and family history conference..

The Prosecution Project Professor Mark Finnane was the opening speaker on Saturday morning. He spoke about the Prosecution Project where he is part of a group digitising and unlocking criminal records. Eventually they plan to make the records  publicly…

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"Get a good history book and read it". Martyn Killion's talk at Footsteps in Time, QLD Local & FamilyHistory. http://buff.ly/2rbsJIi
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