Congress 2015 – C...

With less than two weeks until the ‘14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry‘ conference (which is generally known as simply “Congress”), you might be forgiven for thinking that I wasn’t going to it, or didn’t know about it. But the reality...

Christmas Came Early!

I’m an online shopper. Find what you’re after, put your credit card in, hit place order, then sit back and wait for it to be delivered. And when it arrives it’s like Christmas. Today Christmas came early when the postie came. And, it was genealogy-related, which makes...

Only Four Months Till U...

Genealogy and cruising are a perfect combination, so much so that it has become known as geneacrusing. Afterall you get to stay in lovely accommodation, have a genealogy conference onboard, and you visit amazing places along the way. And that’s without mentioning the great food,...

The Women Who Made Me, ...

Today, March the 8th, is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate and honour women both past and present. For my contribution to International Women’s Day, I want to share with you some photos the women who have helped make me, me! Obviously throughout...

Discovering Links: Conv...

Did you have an ancestor who was a petty thief, stealing just to survive, or one that was a full-on criminal? There’s no doubt that finding convict heritage for an Australian is what is known as “Australian Royalty”. It is GOLD. For a start there’s a HEAP of...

RootsTech – The P...

A huge attraction of going to any genie event for me is meeting the people. Catching up with friends that you see only occasionally, and making new ones along the way. And that’s exactly what I did again while I was at the RootsTech/FGS Conference this year. So here’s a photo...

RootsTech – Day 3...

Saturday was the last day of the RootsTech, which was Day 3 for many (and Day 4 if you had attended FGS as well) – either way, the days of talks and walking the Expo Hall (or in my exhibiting), followed by social events in the evening were starting to catch up with everyone....

RootsTech – Day 2...

Day 2 of RootsTech fell on Friday the 13th, but it certainly didn’t bring any bad luck to attendees at RootsTech. With a full day of talks that began at 8.00am and continued through until late afternoon, and the exhibit hall open from 10.00am until 7.00pm – today was the day...

RootsTech – The B...

Genealogy conference bling is something that I first learnt about at RootsTech 2013 as it’s not something that we do in Australia, though I’d love it if the idea was picked up, but somehow I doubt it. Anyway I find that the conference bling is part of what makes the...

RootsTech – Day 1...

Thursday 12th of February was the first day of RootsTech. The first day that talks started, and the first day that the Expo Hall was open for business. And to say it was a crazy day would be an understatement. The place was swarming with people. The day started early with my roommate...