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Jill Ball
Attended University of Technology, Sydney
Lived in Sydney NSW
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National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Registers
genealogybugsherie.blogspot.com

Well, the Roman Catholic registers haven't been online for long but I've already made my first discovery! Granted, I knew the parish, & the

Great news!
familytreefrog.blogspot.com

Image taken from page 9 of 'Charpentier's Illustrated Guide to Southsea, the Dockyard, Isle of Wight, etc' dated 1892 courtesy of British Li

New Resources & NFHM 2015 - Genealogy Notes 22-28 Jun 2015
diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com

The countdown is now really on for my genealogy cruise to the Baltic with Unlock the Past Cruises. Only 8 days before I fly out and still so

RUNAWAY HUSBAND - There's No Hiding The Family Skeletons in the News!
sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com

The Newspapers Tell All Lillie Herminnie Weston nee Nargar back left (Five Generations of my family from my great great grandmother to mysel

So who really is my father ....... Bryan or Ron ???
mariasfamilyarchives.blogspot.com

Please don’t be shocked by the title of this story as I in no way have any doubts at all as to my true parentage. But this is the story of a

Pondering Knitting and other strange things
researchbylily.blogspot.com

I love to knit, I usually have two or three different things on the go, socks, jumper and a larger item, so I have a variety. As I was knitt

Northern Ireland records on video
barbs01.blogspot.com

PRONI (Public records of Northern Ireland) have uploaded their lecture series for free. "To help you start exploring your genealogy, PRONI r

Wedding Wednesday- Another Royal Wedding
nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com

No, I'm not reporting in on Prince William and his Kate, but another Royal Wedding at another time in history. During my research trip in Ha

Searching Ancestry
researchbylily.blogspot.com

Sometimes I wonder if all this information, that is up on the web, is really what we want. I think we 'paint' a picture of an ancestor and t

A Marker and a Memory~ When Did Her Father Die?
worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com

My maternal Great Grandfather, Manning David Daughrity, Jr. was born and died in Sumter County, South Carolina. David, as he was known to hi

Cousin Bait
shannonmthomas.blogspot.com

I have a tree on Ancestry, Wiki Tree, and My Heritage. The Ancestry tree is my work in progress tree and the others are mainly there for oth

Free access to Ancestry records 5-7June
britishgenes.blogspot.com

From Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), news of three days free access to UK and Irish records: Go on a family journey this weekend We’re openin

The troubling trend of online 'experts' with seemingly little or no expe...
thesearchforanneandmichael.blogspot.com

Question: In the realm of family history and genealogy, in some cases, is online marketing taking the lead over expertise? The impetus that

Are Genealogists Dedicated to Journaling?
midgef.blogspot.com

Confessions of a Journal Junkie, 2015 photo by Midge Frazel Companion blog post to "Genealogist Love Office Supplies" I went to Target his m

One big happy file
ancestoring.blogspot.com

I could have titled this post, “To split or not to split, that is the question.” A common question that comes in to Legacy is asking how to

Meeting Some Well-Known Genea-Peeps
olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com

My Genea-Peeps and Yours Truly Yesterday I hosted a dinner and get together for a few of my genea-peeps who were attending or presentig at t

What is in a name?
genealogytrot.blogspot.com

Nearly four years ago we were blessed with the birth of our youngest daughter. She was born five years after our then youngest and 16 years

Free ebooks, talks & cruising - Genealogy Notes 24-31 May 2015
diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com

Hard to believe today is the last day of autumn and tomorrow will be winter. But then it never really gets that cold up here and only occasi

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I have been trying to email those who have indicated they will be attending the GeneaGalas in August for NFHM but the messages aren't going out. Therefore I am sending the message to all in the GeniAus group. Here 'tis:

Thank you so much for indicating that you might join me for a GeneaGala Hangout for National Family History Month in August.

I am looking forward to the event which seems like months away but, as I have an eight week overseas trip between now and then, the time will surely fly.

If you are already able to commit to a time you can be online and a topic to chat about during the hangout that would assist with my planning. You can email me at jillballau@gmail.com. If August is too far away then please keep the date in your calendar and I will chase you on my return to Australia.

Please let your genimates know about the event.

Cheers, Jill
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The final session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

Read all about it at geniaus.blogspot.com
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GeneaGala Hangout on Air - Final Session
Sun, August 30, 4:00 AM
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+Clare Stapleton If you respond Yes - you are attending this session I will send you a link to join the panel on the day.
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The second session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

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GeneaGala Hangout on Air - Session 2
Sat, August 29, 10:00 PM
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So I've scheduled an all day GeneaGala Hangout on Air during National Family History Month on August 30 here in Australia. It sounded like a good idea but now it's listed on the NFHM website I'm wondering how I will pull it o...
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Fantastic +Hilary Gadsby I'll need a break. And I'm not confident of my Internet connection. 
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Tips for Hangout panelists.
 
How NOT to look ugly on a webcam

Aside from the Enhanced Features  that Google added to Hangouts onAir, here are additional tips to pay attention to if you want to look great on camera.

Pay extra attention to your environment (background) and the fact that you need to be wired in.

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Via http://mixergy.com/infographic-webcam-settings/ H/T +Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting 
#howtohangout   #lookgoodonvideo   #hangouttips   #hangouttraining  
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Starting in a few minutes. 
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Thanks +Jill Ball​ I really enjoyed this session despite the technology glitches. It is like show and tell where you can pinch some good ideas or think, my way is not so bad. I have issues from doing genealogy for 35+ years. The digital files easy to locate it is the boxes of physical files I need to deal with. Afew years back I organised most things into plastic crates by surnames (1 box per name) then manilla folder for families within. Digitally I have folders with surnames then sub sets within. However I keep certificates for ALL families in one folder, census in another, newspapers together. I picked up some good hints. I look forward to some spare time in a few months to get back into focussing on my research. Keep up the excellent work.
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The third session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

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Sun, August 30, 1:00 AM
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The first session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

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GeneaGala Hangout on Air - Session 1
Sat, August 29, 7:00 PM
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You are invited to join GeniAus for an #AFFHO  Congress 2015 after party. 

Let's tell others what was great about Congress. If yoou didn't attend Congress join us to hear all about it.
Who was the standout speaker  for you?
What new resource did you hear about?  
What did you learn that was new? Have you changed your practices as a result of learning something new at Congress? Has a brick wall tumbled down as a result? 

Do you have any suggestions for Congress 2018?
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Thanks all for your contributions, you are what makes the Hangouts so interesting.  Now Downton is over I'll go back and review our session.  If you have any suggestions for future hangouts please let me know and we can schedule.
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We'll be on Air in around 45 mins. I will send out a link to join the panel 15 mins prior. Hoping that technology cooperates tonight.
 
You are invited to come along to this Hangout where we will discuss AFFHO Congress 2015, what it has to offer the family historian and how we can maximise our enjoyment of the event.

We might discuss:
* General Conference Goers hints
* Getting together with interest groups at Congress eg software users, geneabloggers, European researchers, vaious societies, GFF etc. 
* Making Congress a memorable experience for Newbies
* Suggestions of Research Repositories to visit in Canberra
* Using the online Congress Interests Register...

and any other question you may have. 

If you have an item for discussion please let me know prior to the Congress.
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Very informative, thanks Jill & panel. It's my first Congress, so I'm very excited. I don't have any spare days either side to stay & research or sightsee, so I'll be flat-chat while I'm there. I've organised the UTAS dinner for the Sunday night, 6pm at Jamie's Italian, for those who want to come.
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You are invited to come along to this Hangout where we will discuss AFFHO Congress 2015, what it has to offer the family historian and how we can maximise our enjoyment of the event.

We might discuss:
* General Conference Goers hints
* Getting together with interest groups at Congress eg software users, geneabloggers, European researchers, vaious societies, GFF etc. 
* Making Congress a memorable experience for Newbies
* Suggestions of Research Repositories to visit in Canberra
* Using the online Congress Interests Register...

and any other question you may have. 

If you have an item for discussion please let me know prior to the Congress.
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GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Congress Bound?
Thu, March 12, 5:00 AM
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I'm driving down after I finish work on Thursday so no, I'm not even sure I'll be in Canberra yet when the AWM function starts.
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Education
  • University of Technology, Sydney
    B. A. (Lib Sci)
  • University of New England
    Grad. Dip. Ed.
  • University of New South Wales
    M. Ed.
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Geniaus
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Ancient Australian Ancestor Hunter formerly Geek Librarian Teacher and IT Guy
Introduction
I am an ancient Australian ancestor hunter who was formerly a librarian, teacher and IT specialist. Fascinated by Web2.0 applications I spend every spare moment chasing ancestors and connecting with other genealogists. 


I am a member of several Societies in Australia, England and Internationally.
Bragging rights
Official Blogger at Rootstech in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Official Blogger at AFFHO12.
Work
Occupation
Blogs, Hangsout, Presents and Writes on Family History Topics
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Previously
Sydney NSW