Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trove Tuesday - Posting elsewhere

Lest my readers think that I have forgotten about the Trove Tuesday blogging prompt I want to assure you it is alive and well in the GeniAus blogisphere. My issue is that I need to spread the love around the blogs I maintain.

Already in 2017 I have posted some Trove Tuesday items..

You can see some 2017 posts here:





Friday, January 13, 2017

Calling Members of the Commonwealth at Rootstech

Commonwealth People - 2016 Dinner

For the past few years I have coordinated a casual dinner for people from the British Commonwealth attending Rootstech. This gathering gives us a chance to make a few friends prior to the big event. In previous years it event has taken place on the Tuesday evening prior to Rootstech. This year, however, we will have a change of day and venue as Rootstech Ambassadors have an Ambassador gig to attend on Tuesday evening.

In previous years we have had attendees from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. I would be beaut to meet reps from Antigua or Zimbabwe or any Commonwealth country in between.

Commonwealth folk please accept this post as your invitation. 

You are invited to a casual "People from the Commonwealth" get together
 at the 
Blue Lemon55 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday 6th February 2017. 

RSVP By email to jillballau@gmail.com or via a comment on this post

As the restaurant closes at 9:00pm please arrive in plenty of time to dine and chat. We will gather at the rear of the restaurant so we won't cause too much disturbance to other patrons. After closing time new found friends may wish to adjourn to a neighbourhood bar to continue their conversations.

Blue Lemon Location 

Cool Aussies after the 2016 Commonwealth Dinner

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 13 January 2017

We're having a heatwave here in Sydney - the perfect environment for sitting inside with the a/c blowing and concentrating on blogging business. I haven't managed to read many overseas blogs this week but have faithfully read all the downunder ones to which I subscribe.

As I have previously mentioned my GAGs selections are subjective, I prefer posts with nice photos, ones that aren't too long-winded and I mostly steer clear of  theme posts (they get coverage in other ways) except TroveTuesday because Trove deserves recognition. I am biased towards posts from my local area and about places that have some personal connection. I'm also fond of a bit of scandal or a touch of humour. Boy bloggers (a rare breed) get special consideration).

I work very hard to keep my list to about a dozen suggestions so I have to disregard many worthy posts. I like to keep my list Short and Sweet

1. A local family builds a house

2. Betty takes us out in Melbourne.

3. Yvonne's post convinced me to join this challenge.

4. This blog should be on your reading list each week not just when I share a link to a single post.

5. Katrina's love for her Grandmother.

6. A scandal in Jennifer's lines.

7. Jess highlights the usefulness of advertisements.

8. Newspapers don't always get it right.

9. Inheritance in Susan's family.

10. Alona attends her 3x great grandma's birthday party - thanks to Trove.

11. Vicki tells us about the Old Bailey where many of our ancestors had their dayatios in court.

12. Congratulations to Glynn and his team on 2,000 returns.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

50 blogs you need to read - the Stayers

Way back in Mid 2013 I compiled this list for Inside History Magazine.

I saw someone recommend the list in a blog post recently and wondered how the blogs were progressing. As blogs come and go I thought it would be a good exercise to see which blogs are still going strong at the same URLs. As I would expect good blogs to publish a post every month or so I am omitting blogs that haven't posted in the last eight weeks (a couple just made it).

I would not necessarily include all of these blogs on a listing today but I congratulate those 33 stayers below that have lasted the distance.

1. Archives Outside, State Records NSW, archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au
2. Australian War Memorial, www.awm.gov.au/blog
3. Dictionary of Sydney, trust.dictionaryofsydney.org/category/blog
4. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol
5. Kintalk, Auckland City Libraries, kintalkfamilyhistory.blogspot.com
6. Manly Families, Manly Library, manlyfamilies.blogspot.com
7. Moonee Valley Family and Local History, mooneevalleyfamilylocalhistory.blogspot.com.au
9. Public Record Office Victoria, prov.vic.gov.au/publications/blog
11. The National Archives, blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk
14. FamilySearch, familysearch.org/blog
15. findmypast.com, blog.findmypast.com
16. Geneanet Genealogy Blog, genealogyblog.geneanet.org
17. Gould Genealogy and History News, www.gouldgenealogy.com
18. Legacy Family Tree, news.legacyfamilytree.com
19. MyHeritage Blog, blog.myheritage.com
21. Local History Newslink, Maitland NSW, localhistorynews.blogspot.com
22. The Empire Called and I Answered, empirecall.blogspot.com
23. Genealogy World, Genealogical Society of Victoria, genealogyworld.blogspot.com.au
25. Anglo-Celtic Connections, anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com
28. Australian Genealogy Journeys, ausgenjourneys.blogspot.com
29. Backtracking, boobookbacktracks.blogspot.com.au
31. Dear Myrtle, blog.dearmyrtle.com
32. Family History Across the Seas, cassmob.wordpress.com
33. Family History Fun, scotsue-familyhistoryfun.blogspot.com
35. Genealogy’s Star, genealogysstar.blogspot.com
36. Geniaus, geniaus.blogspot.com 
39. Lonetester HQ, lonetester.com
43. Stumbling Through the Past, stumblingpast.wordpress.com
44. Western District Families, mywdfamilies.wordpress.com
45. British Genes, britishgenes.blogspot.com
46. Diary of an Australian Genealogist, diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com
47. Geneabloggers, geneabloggers.com
48. Irish Genealogy News, irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.com
Maybe it's time for Inside History Magazine to repeat this exercise.


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