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Judy Webster
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Attended St. Hilda's School, Southport QLD
Lives in Brisbane QLD Australia
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The German families of Barraba
So, I've just returned from a family history driving trip around New South Wales - and, yes, there was a lot of time in cemeteries! Of course, one of the places I visited was Barraba, the small town north-west of Tamworth where our grandmother, Selina Louis...
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(I'm posting this in multiple places in an attempt to reach all GFF team members going to Congress2015.) We should have a short spiel ready for people who ask why we're wearing Kiva Genealogists for Families ribbons. The 5-sentence explanation at the top of http://genfamilies.blogspot.com/ is probably suitable for the spiel.
Through Kiva, genealogists worldwide are helping small family businesses.
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Shared: 3 ways to unravel the mysteries of women in your family tree
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UPDATE re Ancestry now having the personal service dossiers for those who served during WWI in the AIF, Australian Flying Corps & Australian Army Nursing Service - +Michelle Patient kindly shared this tip - "Much more flexible searching is available at the data set itself" (which is http://bit.ly/ancauWW1). #genealogy  
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An explanation of passport records (held in Queensland) for people departing either briefly or permanently; and a correction to info on FindMyPast. #genealogy  
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Update re the 1939 Register (a census substitute for England & Wales), which has full name, address, date of birth, marital status, occupation etc), currently being digitised to go online: bit.ly/2i1939. #genealogy  
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Researching in German Civil and Church Records
 

A great new addition for those researching German families.
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To those who will be wearing a Kiva Genealogists for Families ribbon (courtesy of +Pauleen Cass & +Roger Moffat) at Congress2015 - when you see me, ask me for some GFF "business cards" so you can hand them to people who ask what the ribbon means.
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6 Genealogy Sources You May Have Overlooked (describes sources that can break down brick walls & locate ancestors who vanished). #genealogy  
Look for ancestors who 'vanished' in records of Civil Service evidence of age, passports, shareholders, trade unions, will books and the British in India.
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+Helen Connor pretty, isn't it? It's by Stuart Miles. I found it on FreeDigitalPhotos.net. (That credit appears on the blog but doesn't show in G+.)

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25% off GenesReunited subscriptions if you enter code DISCOUNT25 by 31 Mar 2015 (http://bit.ly/2GenesR). To keep costs down, I just sign up for the Standard 1-month plan once or twice per year so I can contact my matches. GenesReunited's matching system has improved in recent years. #genealogy  
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+Helen Connor I know the feeling. My to-do list is huge! I think I need to stay off social media so I have more time for my own research. :-)

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[Update: see http://bit.ly/QGpassp] - On http://bit.ly/fmpfriday it says (re Qld Passport registers 1926-1939) "... reason that the vessel was leaving, whether it was returning..." but that's wrong. They show the PASSENGER's reason for returning overseas, and whether he/she was planning to return to Australia. Queensland State Archives have apparently made a mistake in the description they sent to FindMyPast. #genealogy  
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Superb advice: 'Digital preservation, or why I worry about Evernote'. (Thanks +Yvette Hoitink)
Digital preservation ensures that the digital information we have today can still be accessed in the future. Before becoming a professional genealogist, I worked in the IT department of the National Archives in the Netherland...
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Occupation
Genealogical research and indexing
Skills
Using and indexing original records at Queensland State Archives.
Employment
  • Self-employed
    professional genealogist, 1986 - present
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    medical scientist, 1974 - 2008
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Brisbane QLD Australia
Previously
Cunnamulla QLD Australia
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Address
http://www.judywebster.com.au/
Story
Tagline
Family historian, genealogy professional, indexer, author, speaker. Founder / coordinator of 'Genealogists for Families' project.
Introduction
I am a family historian, genealogical researcher, indexer, author and speaker, and creator/coordinator of the Genealogists for Families project. For 34yrs I was also a medical laboratory scientist working in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine in a large public hospital.

Suggested G+ circles for me = genealogy; reading; travel; wildlife / environment; natural therapies; Kiva.

Names in my family tree include Agar, Ashton, Barber, Birks, Blair, Bowser, Brazil, Burnley, Bussell, Butler, Bynon, Campbell, Capsticks, Clark, Cockburn, Cordeux, Corduex, Cordukes, Cornish, Coulson, Dasey, Deller, Derbyshire, Giblett, Harley, Hazlewood, Holmes, Hudson, Hugill, Johnson, Lamont, Leaper, Livermore, Livermore, MacDonald, Matthew, McCall, McColl, McKenzie, McNaughton, Mountain, Mustell, Nicholson, Peacock, Porter, Sheppard, Sherring, Smith, Steinke, Upright, Weaver, Webster, Wells. -- For more details see the 'Surnames' tab on Genealogy Leftovers, http://genie-leftovers.blogspot.com/.
Bragging rights
Queensland Family History Society's Award for Services to Family History (2001). Grad.Dip. Local & Applied History. AAGRA-accredited researcher. (No children, but I am 'aunt' to an adorable dog.)
Education
  • St. Hilda's School, Southport QLD
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Female