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Michelle Watson
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Attended University of Newcastle, Australia
Lives in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Just thought I'd let people know that I've started a new blog. It's for the book I'm writing. It will be a sort of record of my research process, updates on sources, any tips or tricks that might be of use.
Stockton, NSW - WW1 Service People and Community
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I thought I'd repost this link as I've added quite a few new books since it was first posted. A page lists books which provide biographies of the service men and women who served in World War One, organised around their Australian home towns and suburbs.

#WW1 #FWW #Australia  
This page will attempt to list the growing number of books which provide biographies of the service men and women who served in World War One, organised around their home towns and suburbs. It won't be looking at the various ...
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+Alona Tester Not just me, lots of people sending me info to include. And the help is much appreciated.
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In November last year I noticed that the Ordnance Survey for Northern Ireland website had been relocated to www.nidirect.gov.uk/osni, but that the historic OS maps were no longer available there (see http://britishgenes.blogs...
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So, a question. I've started the actual writing part of my WW1 book. I'd like to post about it - but I can't decide where. Do I post on our Society blog, even though it's pretty much a solo effort or do I post on my personal blog? I want to promote the Society as much as possible but I also feel a strong sense of ownership over the project. Do I perhaps post the process stuff on my personal blog and some of the finished product on the Society blog? Thoughts, comments??
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More talk of axing the census in Australia. There is a survey at the bottom of the page.
The Abbott government is considering abandoning the Australian census and replacing it with a smaller sample survey in the upcoming budget.
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Help!

To all my fellow genis out there who are involved with either a family history or local history society, how do you deal with original BDM certficates?

We have several "family history" folders, based as the name would suggest around specific families. However, due to the inter-related nature of many of the older families in the areas, there is alot of cross over between these groups.

As I've been attempting to put these records in some sort of order, I've come across a somewhat scary number of original birth certificates.

My question: Should I leave them in these family based folders (where they might be missed by someone who isn't aware of the relevant connections) or should I pull all these BDM certs out and put them all in one folder?

Thoughts??
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+Judy Webster's advice is excellent.
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Great for +Society for One-Place Studies ?? Especially for this years focus on migration?
A new database revealing data of immigration in medieval England, held in the records at The National Archives, has been launched online. England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 is the result of a major Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project by the University of York in collaboration with the Humanities Research Institute (University of Sheffield) and …
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Library and Archives Canada has posted a fascinating series of images showing their digitization process of the CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) service files from WW1. Each photo has a brief explanation of what that step e...
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I WANT this soooo much!!!
 
Your next book bag! Olde Book Messenger Bag: http://j.mp/1Le2d1l
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  • University of Newcastle, Australia
    Classics and History, 1989 - 1994
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Diploma of Educations
  • University of Dundee
    Family and Local History, 2010 - 2011
    Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History
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Need to email me?: laren.oz@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Michelle and I've always been interested in history. This has expressed itself in the practice and study history of  historical embroidery. My main focus is on pre-16th Century embroidery and needlework. More recently I have returned to my study of family and local history.
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Education Administrator
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Committee servicing, report preparation and writing and integration of technology into teaching and administration
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  • University of Newcastle
    Education Administrator, present
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