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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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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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Such a shame. "a priceless collection of World War I medals was lost in the fire."
The tiny coastal community of Bundeena has been rocked after fire left their RSL club extensively damaged overnight.
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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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Great story about a local historical society and how they are making their collection more accessible.

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NSW Will Books on FMP - be careful when searching by place of residence. I just put the suburb in eg Stockton. I got one hit on a family I know had more wills than that (they were a big, rich family). So I tried "Stockton NSW", got more hits. Also noticed when doing another search that another way of putting it was "Stockton, NSW". You'd think the NSW would be redundant but it isn't.

So to get the full results when searching by residence:

- Suburb NSW
- Suburb, NSW
- Suburb

PS. It also says there are "transcriptions" of the will, but there isn't. All that is there is a somewhat vague citation.

+Judy Webster +Kim Baldacchino 
#NSW #wills #OPS #oneplacestudy  
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+Michelle Watson excellent! Searching by place of residence is something that I talk about in my blog post (still only in draft). By looking at wills for other people in the same town, I've sometimes found (1) references to my ancestors that I did not find by searching Execs+Beneficiaries field, & (2) info that helps to put my ancestors' lives into historical context.
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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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Local Historian and Genealogist in Training
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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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  • 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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