The A to Z of Blogs I Keep An Eye On…

The Letter ‘F’

Continuing on with my series of posts about blogs that I follow, this week I share with you the ones beginning with the letter ‘F’:

  • Family History Fun:  https://scotsue-familyhistoryfun.blogspot.com.au
  • Family Tree: familytree.com
  • Find My Past:  https://blog.findmypast.com

I definitely could do with some more for my ‘F’ list so if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.

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On This Day In My Family…

23 September 2009

Anne Maree FRANCIS nee LACHMUND (1954-2009), my Mother, died on 23 September, 2009 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia.

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In Conversation With Our Ancestors…

Starting today, join me each Tuesday at 10am on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 for my brand new programme, In Conversation With Our Ancestors where we’ll talk about all things family history and play some of my favourite tunes.

To join in the conversation, ask a question or need help with a brick wall, send an email through to the show: inconversationwithourancestors@gmail.com.

Look forward to hearing from you,

 

Tiphanee

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Week In Review… 18 September 2016

This week I had some fun times and managed to get out a bit too.  On Wednesday, I went out for a 3 hour walk on the Convict Trail The Convict Trail – Great North Road Walk which was absolutely fascinating and then Thursday, I was back down at the Society of Australian Genealogists for a class.  Friday, I had my final run through in preparation for my new radio show to begin on Tuesday.  Be sure to tune in to 89.1 Blue Mountains Radio on Tuesday morning, from 9-10 when I’ll be playing some of my favourite tracks and then a change of pace from 10-11, when I’ll be putting together an hour long Family History show each week.

So as well as preparing for the week ahead, here’s other things that have been grabbing my attention this week…

BLOGS

A great reminder from Linda on the Seven Habits of Effective Genealogists:  http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2016/09/always-research-like-a-pro/

Is there a difference between Genealogy and Family History? Here are Jen Thorpe’s thoughts on the subject, http://www.familytree.com/blog/genealogy-and-family-history-are-not-the-same/ I would be interested to hear what you think.

Join the Find a Grave Community Weekend from 7-9 October on Ancestry.  For more details about this photographing and documenting event see the article on the Ancestry Blog:  http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/09/16/find-a-grave-community-weekend-on-october-7-9/

Some great tips to getting Genealogy Work done by setting smaller goals by Jen Thorpe:  http://www.familytree.com/blog/get-genealogy-work-done-by-setting-small-goals/

If you’re looking for a list of Australian history and genealogy related Facebook pages and groups, you can’t go past Alona’s list.  To download the list, go to:  http://www.lonetester.com/2016/09/facebook-for-australian-history-and-genealogy/

A good reminder about the importance of being a good note-taker by Jill Morelli:  https://genealogycertification.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/good-note-taking/

DATABASE – NEW AND UPDATED  

Ancestry

  • Cornwall, England, Bodmin Gaol Records, 1821-1899
  • UK, City, Town and Village Photos, 1857-2015
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1857-1962
  • Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934
  • UK, Shipping and Seamen WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1914-1945
  • Web:  Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1858-1965
  • Wigan, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1911

FamilySearch

  • Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001
  • BillionGraves Index

Happy Researching!

Tiphanee

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On This Day In My Family…

17 September 2012

Marie LACHMUND nee LATHAM (1934-2012), my beloved Maternal Grandmother, died on 17 September 2012 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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The A to Z of Blogs I Keep An Eye On…

The Letter ‘E’

Continuing on with my series of posts about blogs that I follow, this week I share with you the ones beginning with the letter ‘E’:

  • Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter:  https://blog.eogn.com
  • Empty Branches On The Family Tree:  http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com

I definitely could do with some more for my ‘E’ list so if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.

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The Convict Trail – Great North Road Walk

I was really lucky to take a walk along part of what is known as The Convict Trail this week with the Archivist from the Society of Australian Genealogists, Ralph Hawkins.

The Convict Trail or The Great North Road in its entirety is a 240km convict-built road which was constructed between 1826 and 1836.  It was undertaken after Major Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor-General of the NSW Colony had the idea of building an inland route from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

It still remains one of the most impressive and pioneering engineering feats of Australia’s convict history.

If you want to undertake this part of the walk head out to Wisemans Ferry and catch the ferry across to the site.  It’s approx 2km of a steady incline to the top with lots of information and convict markings to be viewed along the way.

 

 

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