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Judy Webster
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Attended St. Hilda's School, Southport QLD
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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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It is greatnews, isn't it..thanks, Judy...

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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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New subscribers can get a 1-month World subscription to FindMyPast for just $1 or 1 pound: http://bit.ly/2Gjun15. It gives you access to over 2 billion records worldwide (indexes, transcriptions & images of original documents; birth, marriage, death & census records; the largest online collection of Irish family history records; more than 10 million British newspaper pages from as early as 1710; many records for Australia; and much more). You have until 11:59pm Tues 30 June 2015 to sign up for this offer, & you can un-tick 'auto-renew' on your MyAccount page. Some of the reasons why I like FindMyPast are listed on http://bit.ly/whyfmp. - #genealogy  
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Go Queensland! My latest post for the Genealogical Society of Queensland blog 
Queensland Day celebrations are part of Queensland Week, which focuses on the state's history and development, the people of Queensland, and their achievements. 6 June is Queensland Day.  It commemorates the day Queen Victori...
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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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Until 11:59pm Tues 30 June 2015, new subscribers pay only $1 (or £1) for a one-month World subscription to FindMyPast - http://bit.ly/2Gjun15. That gives you access to over 2 billion records for family history worldwide (indexes, transcriptions and images of original documents). Terms & conditions are on the Web page. #genealogy
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At http://bit.ly/2Gjun15 it currently costs just $1 for a one-month World subscription to FindMyPast. That gives you access to over 2 billion records worldwide (indexes, transcriptions and images of original documents). They include millions of birth, marriage, death & census records; the largest online collection of Irish family history records; more than 10 million British newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710; and much more. You have until 23:59pm on Tuesday 30 June 2015 to take up this offer. Terms & conditions are on the Web page. #genealogy  
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Ancestry's UK & Irish records will be FREE for 3 days, 5-7 June 2015. The search page, which lists all records included in this freebie, is http://bit.ly/Ancuki.
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Until 6am (GMT+10) tomorrow (Monday 1st June), it is FREE to download a PDF document with links to Websites and online indexes mentioned in my genealogy talk Look Beyond the Border. The link is on www.judywebster.com.au/specials.html. #genealogy  
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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
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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