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Judy Webster
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Please don't follow this profile. My new G+ profile is at

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For reasons that I won't bore you with, I will now be using a different G+ account...

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Have you checked your Kiva portfolio since repayment day on the 15th? You may have some credit. One of my loans has been repaid in just 4 months. My $25 loan (combined with others) allowed Gladys in Peru to buy a CPU for her Internet Access center. By expanding her business she can save more money and eventually buy a plot of land.

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On 28th April I am giving two Family History talks in Townsville ('Black Sheep & Vanishing Relatives' and 'Using Indexes: Tips and Traps'). A few days later I will (unexpectedly) be heading north again (more frequent flyer points!), this time for family reasons. I have been asked to give talks while I'm in Cairns - 'Who else is Researching Your Family?' and 'Black Sheep and Vanishing Relatives', on 3rd May. More details are on my Web site. It is advisable to book, as space at both seminars is limited.

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I have written a brief report on the first 'Genealogists for Families' social event. Wherever you live, if you are a team member or interested in joining the project, I hope you will comment on the question I asked at the end.

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Sounds like fun. Count me in!
What were you doing on 29th Feb 2012

OK so it hasn't happened yet..... But when it does something extra-ordinary will happen.

People all over the world are going to create a photographic record of their local surroundings and upload them to Google+. Giving everyone else the chance to take a sneaking glimpse of the world at one precise moment in time.

To include a small snapshop of your little piece of the world is simple.

1) Take a picture at any point on 29th Feb 2012
2) Upload your picture to Google+
3) Tag the picture with both the location and #G+LeapYearDayProject .
4) That's it.

To see what the world looked like at that moment Wait until after that date and use the search box to find a specific location or everything

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Feeling Stressed?? Read on...

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, Raised a glass of water and asked; 'How heavy is this glass of water?'

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

He continued, 'And that's the way it is with stress management.. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, As the burden becomes increasingly heavy, We won't be able to carry on. ' 'As with the glass of water, You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.' 'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, Let them down for a moment if you can.'

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

"Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short Enjoy it!"

Stay Strong & Live with Passion

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2̶0̶0̶9̶ 2̶0̶1̶0̶ 2̶0̶1̶1 2012 :)

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Merry Christmas from Australia!

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Oh my gosh - we (that is, Genealogists for Families) just won the 2011 Genealogy Blog Award for 'Best New Community Project'. Thank you, +Tamura Jones!
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