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…


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/



  • 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


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

Happy Researching!


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