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Thursday 22nd February 2024
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By Mrs Julie Mary Martin

 

A review of the book - My Grandfather's Clock by Graeme Davidson popped into my email Inbox this morning.

The book, written by one of Australia's leading historians, is a combination of history and family history … tracing back to find ‘lost relations’ and looking

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Saturday 10th February 2024
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By Mr Ian Dew

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Category: Technology
Friday 9th February 2024
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By Ms Louise Clarkson

This is so innovative! 

Maybe - could be retro-fitted, too?

Aeonian was created by a passionate mother and daughter team ~ Leah & Anna ~ who were inspired whilst capturing the rich history of their father and grandfather, respectively. We have developed a metal plaque that can be attached to headstones, monuments and

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Friday 2nd February 2024
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By Mrs Julie Mary Martin

 

Ancestry

  • North Yorkshire, Electoral Registers 1832-1971
  • UK, Pension and Gratuity Records 1860-1970
  • Australia, Queensland, Seamen Register Indexes,1882-1919
  • Canada, Winnipeg, Burial Records Index 1878-2022
  • Poland, Lódz and Gliwice Jewish
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Sunday 14th January 2024
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By Ms Louise Clarkson

 

January is the traditional time for reviewing the past year and making plans for the current year. So, I thought I would put together some of what I have done (family history wise) and what I hope to do in

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Sounds like a good year coming up. Good Luck Louise, and keep us posted.

Posted by Anne Giles, 22/01/2024 2:29:25 pm

Thanks Anne! So many genealogy sites and resources, so little time!

Posted by Louise Clarkson, 22/01/2024 2:35:35 pm

Great blog post, Louise. I wish you every success, and I hope you post more about your journey- the sources and the discoveries!

Posted by Julie Martin, 26/01/2024 4:28:02 pm

Wednesday 3rd January 2024
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By Mrs Julie Mary Martin

 

Ancestry

• Dudley burials and Cremation Index 1800-2020

• Ireland, Wills and Admons 1515-1858

• Australia, Queensland: Military Pensions 1872-1919; Army Reservists Indexes 1909-1920; Indexes of Teacher Registers, 1860-1905

• Belgium, Antwerp, Birth,

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Saturday 9th December 2023
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By Mr Ian Dew

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Category: Technology
Sunday 3rd December 2023
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By Mrs Julie Mary Martin

 

Ancestry

  • Army Officers' Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers, 1755-1908
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Admission Books, Registers and Papers, 1702-1980
  • Norfolk, England, Indexes to Wills, Probate, Administrations and Marriage Licence Bonds, 1371-1858
  • Belgium,
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Saturday 2nd December 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past twelve months, you will have heard that AI applications have become available to everyone.  The first big release came on 30 Nov 2022 when a company called Open AI released an application called ChatGPT.  Since then the world has been scrambling to catch up and many other applications

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Thursday 23rd November 2023
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By Anne Giles

The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) holds great imageriches for family history researchers.  Now digitised and accessible on the National Archives of Australia Trove website, it is however, not the easiest to navigate.

The

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Thank you, Anne, for posting the AJCP information. In 1836 my ancestors Robert & Caroline Thomson ('Atwick,' 19 Oct 1829), felt themselves short-changed in their early land allocation. Once I had overcome the hurdles to accessing the AJCP, I learned of Robert's submissions both to the Executive Council and then the Secretary of State for Colonies seeking to have his claim for additional land recognized. It was a thrill to download the files & read them at home. Peter Mitchell Member 14712

Posted by Peter Mitchell, 06/12/2023 7:45:33 pm

Category: AJCP