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I went to high school with Susan. She was into family history even earlier than I was, and jumped in deeper too. I'm expecting great things from her blog!
My plan is to write a short biography of one of my ancestors on a regular basis.  My first subject is a man by the name of Henry Sparrow Briggs.  He was one of the first ancestors I discovered when I started investigating my ...
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Following now, thanks Shelley.
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This post links to all the responses to my Australia Day 2012 geneablogging challenge/invitation. You don't have to be Australian to appreciate them!

I'll continue to add any responses for another day or two.

Enjoy!
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Thanks! There were a few animals-loose stories to choose from but I couldn't go past that ram!
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A small victory

A friend re-posted a message on Facebook that was clearly a hoax. Normally I ignore these things, but I found the content of this one to be particularly unpleasant.

Not sure what her reaction would be, I told her exactly what I thought of the message and asked her to take it down. I suggested that if she wasn't sure about a message, she should search on some of the keywords or phrases and the word "hoax". I also posted the page the top page that resulted from that search.

Within half an hour, the post was gone and I had a nice message from her thanking me for the heads up. I'm glad I didn't cause offence, she's a really lovely person. I just hope that next time she will check things out before she passes one of these messages on.
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It's quite interesting to see how many people post something as 'fact' just because they received it in an email. Things attributed as being said by famous people, rumour mongering, racist rants that a quick search on a site such as Hoax Slayer would easily show as being untrue. Hoax Slayer is my favourite go-to site for checking things for their accuracy.
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I'm still trying to decide if Google+ would be a replacement for or addition to the other social networking I use - but so far I think I like it.
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You can filter who posts go to in Facebook as well. It's just not quite as easy, which is why I (mostly) keep facebook for people I know in real life. I could imagine dropping off Twitter in favour of G+ though.
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i am from bangladesh . I want to be your friend.would you like
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If you want to choose which variety of Ancesty's low-hanging fruit to pick, try this...
Did you know it is possible to filter Ancestry's shaky leaf hints by any collection you want? No, there is no link on the website, at least not in the Australian .com.au version Ancestry, but it's not hard to do. Here's the recipe for a link to shaky leaf hints from the collection of your choice ...
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(Belated) You're welcome!
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I'm hoping that we'll have the same success with Australia Day geneablogging this year as we did last year. You don't need to be Australian to join in, all you need is an Australian somewhere in your tree. Please join me!
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Now that's a challenge!
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Analysis of a second cousin DNA match. Recently, one of my known cousins took a DNA test with Family Tree DNA. He's a half second cousin to me. We have a great-grandfather in common but descend fr...
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We are trying to solve a genealogical puzzle involving what appears to be the same relationships as those you mentioned in your post.  One of my grandfathers was the product of a one night stand while his mother was still a teenager back in the "old country".  We're trying to identify grandpa's father using FTDNA's Family Finder product.  Assuming a genealogical "cousin" turns up (and he/she is the the same number of generations removed from our common ancestor as I am) is it safe to say we should expect the same general range of cMs in common as what you observed?  Any recommendations to someone new to this branch of genealogy?  Thanks.  
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Say YES to Question 60 on the Australian Census tonight!
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