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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...
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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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Amazing story of thought to be extinct insect, how it was re-discovered and most amazing of all is the clip showing the hatching of a juvenile
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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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Thanks for inviting me +Sassy Jane Genealogy .

Like you, the first computer our family owned was an Apple II, but quickly became PC users. I purchased an iPad for travelling, and liked it so much that I bought a new MacBook Pro early last year when visiting the US - so much cheaper than in Australia!
 
But then life got in my way, and it has only been over the past month or so that I have begun playing with my new toy.-   yes it had been sitting untouched for nearly 18 months

I have always used FTM  (2005-2011 which has no synching ability) on my PC, and have since bought FTM for Mac, but am yet to upload my old FTM files to my new computer. My online ancestry.com tree is so out of date that I dare not try to download a GEDCOM file to the new program. I just need the time and a clear head to figure out how to transfer files!

Thanks and cheers from Linda
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Thanks Jane, I will, and probably very soon.
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Some good news for anyone who loves my home suburb of Malabar, NSW! - ignore the picture - has nothing to do with the story
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I'm really glad they are saving Malabar Headland - it is a beautiful place. 5 generations of my family live / lived in Malabar, but without a but a checking, I don't remember the Fisher name. If Mum was still alive she would know - she knew everyone who lived there, and did many interviews with residents for the Randwick and District Historical Society. I have lived in Melbourne for 30+ years, but still consider myself a Malabar girl
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Full time carer, who spends free time researching ancestors
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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 & as a person with a mental illness, reading in-depth books & papers on the history of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry & the treatment of the mentally ill over the centuries, as a personal challenge.

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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