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From Margate to Melbourne : In Preparation for the Long Voyage
These last few months I have been sorting
through the many documents and photographs that belong to my husband. All of us
who have ancestors that made the long voyage from Britain to
Australia must wonder what they endured on this long voyage. Amongst the p...
These last few months I have been sorting through the many documents and photographs that belong to my husband. All of us who have ancestors that made the long voyage from Britain to Australia must wonder what they endured on...
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I have had a very frustrating day and have quickly reeled off this blog post. Any and all help appreciated!
OR… How to stop myself from tearing my hair out I have spent the majority of today on a steep leaning curve. Though I purchased FTM for Mac v.2, about 12 months ago, today was my first attempt at uploading the changes made...
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Hi +Marie MacDonald , I also posted this over on The Cousin Russ Genealogy Community. His responses are there. The synch stuff has been resolved, but not the media files. Good luck with your big move from PC to Mac!
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Thank you for inviting me Dave. Though I am from Australia, I do have (to be proven) early Massachusetts connections; a Samuel Rider / Ryder. For 6 years, my son lived and worked in Boston, and after a few visits in all weather's - May-July and October-January, I have totally fallen in love with the area!
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+Dave Robison , I watched GeniAus' HoA this morning and found it really interesting for such a small panel. She had some great tips for us Aussies of mainly English / Welsh / Scottish and Irish heritage as well as having multiple convicts in our family. I found a record on "Discovery" from TNA regarding one of my convict ancestors which contains a petition as well as letters from his family for clemency - 16 years old, stole some clothes from his employer and was sentenced to life, so good find!
And thanks +Ann Royal, I'm pleased to be part of this community - part of my heart remains in Massachusetts! 
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Australia Day Challenge 2014 : Climbing my Family's Gum Tree
  Here is my attempt at this challenge as set by Cassmob My first ancestor to arrive in Australia was: James Lefroy from Cork arrived on the 6 September 1832, aged 28
years. James was tried in Co Mayo for stealing a watch. A jockey and coachman
by trade, he...
 Here is my attempt at this challenge as set by Cassmob My first ancestor to arrive in Australia was: James Lefroy from Cork arrived on the 6 September 1832, aged 28 years. James was tried in Co Mayo for stealing a wat...
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An Australian New Year's Eve.... 1912 Style
Australians are a " Weird Mob" as John O'Grady  aka  "Nino Culotta" once said. An article I found on Trove from the  The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday 28 December 1912, page 14  describes a very "proper", though community spirited  New Yea...
Australians are a "Weird Mob" as John O'Grady aka "Nino Culotta" once said. An article I found on Trove from the The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday 28 December 1912, page 14 describes a very "proper", thoug...
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A Question of Storage
I have been reading the  Olive
Tree Genealogy blog regarding the storage (and sorting)
of original documents that are important to keep for further generations.
Sadly, not many of the old documents come in a standard size like today.   The pages were foolsc...
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Owen Smith, Shoemaker.... and Drunkard
A brick begins to fall
from my wall   To date, Owen Smith has been my
most difficult ancestor to trace in Australia. At last a clue has a...
A brick begins to fall from my wall  To date, Owen Smith has been my most difficult ancestor to trace in Australia. At last a clue has appeared as to the death of my elusive paternal Great, Great Grandfather, with my sca...
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Hi +Cousin Russ , I have had a very frustrating day. Am pretty green at using both the synch feature and Macs. I quickly wrote the following post and wondered if you, or any other community members can point out the blindingly obvious mistakes I must be making :) 
Many thanks
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You don't have to wait to do that. If the Links are broken (Red Links in the Media Workspace) AND you have images in the Media Folder, FTMM-2 has a utility, in the Media Menu (not workspace) to find and relink those images. AGAIN, if the Images are showing up as ICONS and not the pictures. FTMM-2 will find them, IF they are on your computer.

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Ancestry online trees and Synching to FTM for Mac problem
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to stop myself from tearing my hair out I have spent the majority of today on a
steep leaning curve. Though I purchased FTM for Mac v.2, about 12 months ago,
today was my first attempt at uploading the changes made on FTM to my online
ancestry tree....
OR… How to stop myself from tearing my hair out I have spent the majority of today on a steep leaning curve. Though I purchased FTM for Mac v.2, about 12 months ago, today was my first attempt at uploading the changes made...
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Accentuate the positive .... 2013 in review
Accentuate the Positive 2013 Geneameme . In 2012, Jill, aka Geniaus pointed out that many of us set goals for our genealogy output for the upcoming year. By the end of that year, we feel that we have not achieved what we set out to do. Whereas in reality we...
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A Question of Storage
I have been reading the  Olive
Tree Genealogy blog regarding the storage (and sorting)
of original documents that are important to keep for further generations.
Sadly, not many of the old documents come in a standard size like today.   The pages were foolsc...
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Agreed +Linda Ottery, those drawers would be great but....$$$$

looking at TV last night I remembered the plasticky coating that archives store their maps in.??not laminated but I think sealed at the edges. Maybe those are what you were thinking of and with the cylinders would work.
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Thank you Gini for inviting me to participate in your series; I enjoyed answering your questions, though it is very different discussing yourself rather than some distant ancestor. And thank you Thomas for posting my response on the Geneabloggers site
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Full time carer, who spends free time researching ancestors
Introduction
I am a mother of 3 adult sons. I like to follow their weird & wonderful travels & exploration of this world.

Twenty years as a Librarian has given me great opportunities to learn and discover whole new worlds - well worth the years of study while raising a family!

I write for pleasure & try to follow & continue my mother's genealogy notes, creating an in depth history of our family in Australia and those who came here from distant lands

In 2008, I had to leave the workforce to become a full time carer for my husband who has a neuro-degenerative disease, so time for myself is limited 

Tai chi & swimming for me (especially in the sea) - I love the surf - it makes me whole 

Reading crime for fun & the many local and general histories regarding the times and places that my ancestors lived in allows me insight into a past world

Names of people I am researching:

Aston, Mary: Armagh, Ireland

Bridges, Henry William, Sheerness, Kent, England

Cook, William Henry or Henry William: Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Dillon, Michael: Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Jones, Mary: Tredegar, Wales

King, Olive: Brighton, Sussex, England

Lefroy, James: Ireland

Matheson, Christiana: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Morgan, Thomas Pugh; Monmouthshire, Wales

Nicholls,
Henry; Rochester, Kent, England

O’Connor, James; Ballinalack, Westmeath, Ireland

O'Grady / O'Gready, Mary, Co. Clare, Ireland  

O’Sullivan / Sullivan, Julia; Boherbue, Co. Cork, Ireland

Smith, Owen; shoemaker, at Boorolong Station near Armidale NSW, Australia

Wotton, William; Bridford, Devon, England
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Genealogy Wish List
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This time of year, regardless of a person’s faith, everyone puts together a wish list of what they would like to receive or see happen durin

Barry Wilson
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No title. (1914, October 14). Avoca Free Press and Farmers' and Miners' Journal (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from

"The Cub" by Ethel Turner
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I recently rediscovered a book on our shelves called The Cub by Ethel Turner. It had belonged to my great aunt Rosemary Cudmore (1904 - 1987

Raymond Everard BARTRAM (1893 - 1917)
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Raymond Everard BARTRAM born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia in 1893 to George Andrew BARTRAM and Isabella SHANDS George and Isabella were

John Russell Patterson [1895 -1916]
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John Russell Patterson was born at Boolara, a small rural village in Victoria, Australia on 25th October 1895 to William John Daniel McPhers

Young mum warns: scans can save lives
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BELINDA Scott never thought she might not live to see 30.

GeniAus: Vale Aunty Mary
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After leaving school Mary worked in Forbes NSW before moving to Sydney in the late 1940s. She and her younger sister, Kathleen, lived in a f

Online Trees. Why have one? My Experience
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Why do I need to put my tree online? I am not going to answer this question but hope that by the time you get to the end of this post you wi

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY 2014
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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY 2014 How many footsteps have traipsed this vast land in search of shelter, love and hope... from the original inhabitant

Flash Drive Disaster -- Genealogists Beware!!!
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A common sight at FamilySearch Centers and other places frequented by genealogists is the researcher with a flash drive around his or her ne

GeniAus: Trove Tuesday - Christmas Eve
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This week I had a trawl on Trove to find out what had happened in my suburb, Galston, on Christmas Eve in days gone by. When driving through

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad...
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Like many other blogs, this particular one has a specific theme. I currently write for five different blogs, most under my own name and one

Century-old log books: Museum Victoria
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Home; Visiting; Collections & Research; Education; Discovery Centre; About Us. Corporate Information; Books and Journals; MV News; Tende

Stardust 'n' Roots: US-REC - October "Rating My Genealogical Maturity"
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Stardust 'n' Roots. A blog of genealogical philosophy, methodology, research, and family history. (There are stories to be told, all

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"THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL. 2:49 81476 likes, 1748 dislikes. by BadLipReading. 11881028 views. In YouTube

Geniaus: Local History News Link
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I have been following this unpretentious looking blog in my RSS feed for a few years and find it an amazing source of information. While it

The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever
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Jeffrey Mitchell, a volunteer firefighter in the suburbs of Baltimore, came across the accident by chance: A car had smashed into a pickup t

our life in Singapore: Wow! Wow! Triple Wow !!!
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Wow! Wow! Triple Wow !!! OK ... yes I did get carried away a bit there ....... but rightly so and for good reason. Last Friday we were very

our life in Singapore: chugging along on the way to Papar .....
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chugging along on the way to Papar ..... We are so lucky to live in SE Asia as travel is quick and at a fairly low cost ..... this allows us