FGS and RootsTech 2015 – The Countdown is ON!

FGS and RootsTech 2015 – The Countdown is ON!

September 18, 2014 in All Posts, Events

Can you believe that it is less than 5 months until the FGS and RootsTech Conferences. Actually 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days according to my countdown timer. That’s right folks, it’s not long, and we even have Christmas before that. So the time is guaranteed to fly by!

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Doing a Whole Lot of Dancing!

Doing a Whole Lot of Dancing!

September 15, 2014 in All Posts, Others

Monday last week was a crazy (weird crazy) day. It started off with a call from a guy about some heirlooms another person discovered, and I’ve been traced as being the “nearest relative who is interested in them (and who won’t sell them off)” – but all of that is a story in itself, so I’ll save all of that for another day. But as any genienut knows heirlooms are awesome, so as you can imagine I was on a bit of a high, and yes, felt like dancing.

Then I got the mail at work, and I finally got my copy of Inside History Magazine’s September/October 2014 Issue (No. 24). I’m still a paper copy magazine type gal so had to wait impatiently for Australia Post to deliver it. While I’m into some techy-stuff, magazines and books, the old school paper-ones do it for me. Anyway while I’d been waiting for my copy to

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The Randell and Robbins Family Photo Album: But Who Are They?

The Randell and Robbins Family Photo Album: But Who Are They?

September 7, 2014 in All Posts, Australia, Randell Family History, Robbins Family History

It was sometime last year that I discovered an amazing family heirloom and have been wanting to share it all with you for ages, and have decided that now is the time.

There’s no doubt that family historians get excited over old family photos, but can you imagine the excitement of finding a whole photo album of family photos? Well that’s what I found in my dad’s stash of family heirlooms. And trust me I was happy dancing!! Page after page of beautiful old photos – probably from around the 1850s-1860s. But one question. Who are they? I did recognise a few of them – but that’s all. The rest remain unnamed. So that’s partly why I’m writing this, in the hope that others might be able to add some names to these photo.

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The One Lovely Blog Award

The One Lovely Blog Award

August 31, 2014 in All Posts

I’ve been nominated for the ONE LOVELY BLOG Award by the one and only lovely Debra Watkins of the A Pocket Full of Family Memories blog.

To Debra, firstly thankyou for reading my posts, and secondly for nominating me, I am really honoured with the Award – so thankyou. To everyone else, do yourself a favour and go visit Debra’s blog, there’s lots of good reading there! And you can read her One Lovely Blog Award post here.

Debra is one of my online friends. Although she lives in Australia (as I do), we live in different states, and as yet our paths haven’t crossed in person. But we have communicated a lot via social media – blogs, twitter etc. for the past couple of years.

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