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Attended St. Hilda's School, Southport QLD
Lives in Brisbane QLD Australia
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'Missing Friends Records' - a new (on-going) genealogy indexing project - www.judywebster.com.au/missing.html. The people sought include eloping daughters, wife/child deserters, fathers of illegitimate children, women who abandoned a child, missing beneficiaries of wills, suspected bigamists, etc. #genealogy  
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There's free access to all the United Kingdom records on Ancestry, 28-31 Aug 2015: http://bit.ly/Auk815. #genealogy  
Access to the records in the featured UK collections will be free until 11.59 p.m. Monday 31 August 2015 AEST. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.com.au with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records.
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Mental Asylum Patients: Extra Tips for Family Historians (free download, PDF): the link is on www.judywebster.com.au/specials.html. #genealogy  
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FindMyPast has secured the rights to publish images & transcripts of 2 magnificent collections from Victoria that have never before been microfilmed or indexed: Victoria's Coastal Passenger Lists 1852-1924, and Victoria Petty Sessions records from 1851 to the 1970s. Details are on http://bit.ly/2aunews (you may need to scroll down). #genealogy  
24 July, 2015. This week's Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 113000 new Australian convict records covering Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Island of St Helena. A list of over 3000 British Army Officers and a census of the Irish Army taken during the Irish Civil War in ...
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If you did (or intend to do) Ancestry's DNA test for genealogy, read this warning from The Legal Genealogist (+Judy G. Russell), especially the bit about contacting Ancestry by email: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/07/26/opting-out/
Not happy with the AncestryDNA deal? The announcement came in just about a week ago, that AncestryDNA had finally begun to do what The Legal Genealogist and many others have long expected it would ...
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit, by Carol Baxter (Australian author & family historian), is currently just $6.95 (a saving of 62%), and shipping is free.
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it's a fabulous book - well worth reading!
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An interesting & helpful post about birth notices in newspapers. #genealogy  
 
Analysis of the content of birth notices, 1850s to 1950s.
This has been keeping me busy! This first post runs through was was actually included in birth notices over time. My next post will talk about how we can use the information to write better newspaper searches. 
In order to search effectively, you really do have to know what you are looking for! You might know that you are looking for the birth notice for John Doe and the search seems pretty straightforward. Enter the words “John Doe” and narrow down the year range. Unfortunately, that may not be enough ...
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50% off the cost of FindMyPast world subscriptions: http://bit.ly/2wdyt. This link applies the discount code. I'm not sure how much longer the offer lasts (I've deleted the email - oops). #genealogy  
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Our  Kiva team is 'Genealogists for Families'. Everyone is welcome. You can try Kiva for FREE (for a limited time): www.kiva.org/invitedby/judy3877.
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A new edition of UpdatesGenie (which is now a genealogy blog instead of a newsletter) went online yesterday at http://bit.ly/UpG33.
Worldwide genealogy tips (discounts, criminals, unusual sources, indexes, placenames, surnames, Irish parish records, conference, deaths etc).
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A 50% discount offer as millions of crime & punishment records go online! Family historians love them, as they have superb details of victims, petty criminals, convicts & serious offenders. Make the most of these worldwide records with 50% discount off a 12-month World subscription to FindMyPast. On http://bit.ly/2gsub, type CRIMINAL into the Discount Code box & click 'apply'. You can un-tick the 'auto-renew' box in the My Account section of the site. To find out what's in the crime & punishment records, start by reading http://bit.ly/2oInj & http://bit.ly/2oInj.
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A good example of how to ask for information for your family history. Well said, +Helen V. Smith.
 
It is very important to write directed enquiries so you get back what you want.
When requesting any sort of information it is extremely important to write a directed query. You need to provide all relevant information. No, that does not mean reciting your entire family history! Many archives will do a  v...
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This is excellent -- thanks for sharing this, Judy.
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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
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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