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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.

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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
Saturday 18th November 2023
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By Ms Louise Clarkson

This year, now fully 'retired' from paid work, I started delving into online data sets and finding aids, setting up automatic Google searches and following genealogists, family historians, societies, and State and National records on Twitter (now X). Every month I produce a page of new or interesting websites

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Saturday 11th November 2023
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By Mr Ian Dew

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Category: Technology
Wednesday 1st November 2023
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By Mrs Julie Martin

 

Ancestry

  • RAF Officer Service Records, 1918-1919
  • Wills of Royal Navy and Royal Marines Personnel, 1786-1882
  • Ireland, Ulster, Dissenters Petitions, 1775
  • Ireland, Londonderry Corporation Minute Books, 1673-1901
  • Australia, Coastal Passenger Records,
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Wednesday 18th October 2023
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By Ms Cheryl Hebbs

Family History WA Irish Special Interest Group are pleased to announce a return visit to Perth by Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt of Ulster Historical Foundation for a day of Irish family history hints and tips on Tuesday, 13th February, 2024 at the Alexander Library theatrette.

 

Session 1)  Understanding Irish townlands:

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Category: Irish
Saturday 14th October 2023
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By Mr Ian Dew

The World of Tech

 

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Category: Technology
Sunday 8th October 2023
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By Anne Giles

The Writers’ Group was treated to an 2023 Writers, Sandie Watts, Andrew Levettmore

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Thursday 5th October 2023
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By Mrs Julie Martin

 

Ancestry

  • UK, Registers and Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea, 1891-1922
  • World War II Army Casualty Lists, 1939-1945
  • England, Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man, Old Series Maps, 1805-1874
  • Tameside Burials, 1844-2017
  • Carmarthenshire,
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Wednesday 20th September 2023
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By Mrs Julie Martin

WA Convict Records added to SRO Catalogue

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Categories: Convict | Library