Discovering the “...

Do you love reading? And love a blog challenge? If you said yes to both, you’ll certainly love this! Late last year I discovered the “Australian Women Writers” Challenge. This is where readers read books written by Australian women and write reviews about them, through...

FGS and RootsTech: The ...

It’s hard to believe but it is now less that a month until the genealogy-world heads to Salt Lake City for RootsTech, with the added bonus of the Federation of Genealogical Studies (FGS) Conference this year. That’s 4 days of FGS Conference, and 3 whole days RootsTech....

Escape Cliffs: Almost N...

Hands up if you think you know the history of the Northern Territory at least in basic form? OK, now hands up who knows what the Capital of the Northern Territory is? Darwin of course … and I’m sure you all got that one right.  Now hands up who knows what the Northern...

EVACUATE!!

What would you take with you if you had to evacuate? It’s a tough question. And we can speculate all we like, but no-one can really answer that until they’ve been through it. Not to mention that each scenario is different anyway. Every year you hear of Mother Nature hitting...

Backups: Don’t Fo...

The 1st of the month is BACKUP DAY. That’s what we get taught. Backup all your genealogy files. Back up all of your photos and scans. And anything else that you wish to backup as well. But how many of you remember (or even thing to) backup your blog? I must say that it wasn’t...

28 December 1876, RIP W...

Today is a special day. Maybe “special” isn’t the right word. Maybe “remembrance” would be more suitable. As it was on this day 138 years ago … (28 December 1876) that my great great grandpa William Beavis Randell passed away. He was not only my...

27 Golden Rules of Gene...

Genealogy has rules. There are Do’s and there are Don’ts. There are Rights and Wrongs. Commandments to follow. And it pays to know and follow these rules from the beginning of your research. So let me share some Golden rules of genealogy with you … Let’s start...

2014: What Are You Than...

With only a few days until we reach the end of 2014 it seems timely to do a little review. For those who might be new readers here let me tell you that I’m not a resolution-maker. No-sir-ee. In fact I think for many people they do more harm than good by creating a burden. Think...

So This is Christmas an...

Christmas is coming quickly and fellow Aussie geneablogger Sharn White has created the “So This is Christmas and What Have You Done?” Geneameme. which is making us reminisce. This very thought-provoking geneameme, has stretched my memory back, here’s what I’ve...

Honouring My Ancestors ...

Let’s start off by saying I LOOOOOOOVE jewellery. Apart from genealogy and chocolate, jewellery is a passion of mine. It all started when I was about 10 or so when an auntie gave me a beautiful silver necklace, which I wore day in and day out. This one necklace has since been...