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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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To meet Google's new requirements, I've made significant changes to my genealogy Web site. I had to remove the top search box, but a link ('Search this site') at the top left of most pages leads to a search box plus tips on getting the most out of my Web site. #genealogy  
Judy Webster's site has genealogy problem-solving tips, and names of 53,000 local, interstate and overseas folk mentioned in Queensland's historical records.
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Millions of new Yorkshire records, including images, have just gone online (banns, baptisms, marriages, burials, and Bishop's Transcripts). #genealogy
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Today's Google Doodle is for one of my all-time favourite authors - Ngaio Marsh - http://bit.ly/bdNgaio.
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One of my favorite authors, too! Direct link to the Doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/ngaio-marshs-122nd-birthday

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Using foil to decipher hard-to-read gravestones.
 
Reading hard-to-read gravestones using foil &. Digital camera plus no gravestone damage.
My family reunion was last weekend and I had a great time. Family members were so warm and welcoming to my husband and me despite the fact that my branch of the family had not been represented at that reunion in a couple of generations. I was given family pictures (some of which I’ll probably …
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I've just found a relative (George SHERRING) in NSW Gaol Photographic Description Books 1871-1969 at http://bit.ly/2Ngaol. I was searching for the 'black sheep' of the family but I found someone totally unexpected. I love it when that happens! The image of the original book usually shows the prisoner's name; year & place of birth; ship & year of arrival; occupation; religion; whether able to read/write; aliases; height; weight; hair  & eye colour; distinguishing features or marks; offence & sentence; gaol in which detained; a 'mug shot' & the date the photo was taken; date & location of trial; etc. #genealogy  
New South Wales Gaol Photographic Description Books 1871-1969
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It was a lovely surprise to see that my blog, 6 Genealogy Sources You May Have Overlooked, is on this list.
 
In this March list of "Inspiring Genealogy Blog Posts' we have several that cover the topic of copyright and organisation, also manners, how to search, collections at archives, breaking the stereotype, and what you need to do other than simply digitising your collection all made the cut this month ...
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I know that only too well, Judy! 😇
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Renamed Places in Queensland is a useful site that continues to grow. #genealogy  
Renamed Places in Queensland. Anyone doing local or family history knows the frustration of finding a town or street name or building name that just doesn't appear on a current map. This WWW page is intended to help find out the location and/or new name for those old/forgotten places in ...
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I hope he finds descendants who want this WW1 medal.
A Queensland grazier is trying to find the rightful owners of a WWI medal found on his remote sheep property.
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From 21 Apr 2015 Google will give ranking priority to mobile-friendly sites. I've known about this for weeks & wish I'd acted sooner. Test the URL for each individual page of your Web site! www.judywebster.com.au/ has 130+ pages, & it's taking me forever to locate the problems & change the HTML code (my coding skills are self-taught & somewhat limited). After 2 days work, I've only fixed about 70% of the site. On the bright side - it's slow but possible. If I had to pay someone to do it, it would cost a fortune.
This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design. Learn more about the mobile-friendly criteria and how it may affect Google's search results by reading our blog post. Avoid Interstitials (BETA). This page appears to have an interstitial which makes it hard for a ...
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I checked my sites earlier this year when I was advised.  Very happy that my sites are #mobile-friendly!

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Free OCR software for family history images. I'll try this when I get some free time. Thanks +Fran Kitto.
 
Free OCR for Family History Images

Needing to type up transcripts from images? Then test out PDF OCR X where you can apply OCR to images and generate text or searchable PDFs. I used the Free OCR option.

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Needing to type up transcripts from images? Then test out PDF OCR X where you can apply OCR to images and generate text or searchable PDFs. Free OCR option.
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I've had some amazing finds for family history at Lifeline Bookfests. Before the next Bookfest (Sunshine Coast, 17-19 Apr 2015), read the tips on http://qld-genealogy.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/lifeline-bookfest-thrifty-thursday.html. #genealogy   #books  
Tips for family historians looking for bargains in books and stationery at Lifeline Bookfests.
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Work
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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Gender
Female