Monday, May 25, 2015

You've just got to love...

...Libraries.

I love libraries and feel very comfortable within their walls.I have to admit that during my paid working life I was a Librarian at Waverley and Randwick Libraries and at half a dozen privaye schools around Sydney.
Waverley Library Staff 1967. GeniAus is centre front kneeling at the feet of the boss, Ron Lander
As a family history sleuth I have visited a number of Libraries in Australia, the UK and US trying to find clues to our ancestry. In fact I'm visiting our State Library tomorrow. Through Libraries we have found details of cousins, graves, homes, articles in newspapers and maps to help our ancestor hunting.

This week is Library and Information Week in Australia. 


How about giving a shout out to your favourite library. The hashtag for the week is #LIA15.






Sunday, May 24, 2015

SNGF - Not bad for a Foreigner

I don't often take part in Randy Seaver's "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun" activity becaause my weekends are usually filled with activities with my living family.

Randy's challenge this week is (in part):

For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  What states in the USA and what provinces in Canada have you visited or lived in?  

2)  Either list, or make a map of them (at the http://www.defocus.net/visitedstates/us-canada.html website) and indicate the following:

 red for states/provinces where you've not spent much time or seen very much.
*  amber for states/provinces  where you've at least slept and seen some sights.
 blue for states/provinces  you've spent a lot of time in or seen a fair amount of.
*  green for states/provinces  you've spent a great deal of time in on multiple visits.



GeniAus' North America Travel Map

I have ignored parts 3 and 4 of Randy's challenge as my ancestors came from other countries.

I think I have done pretty well for an Aussie. The map is useful to us as Mr GeniAus and I  are planning a road trip after Rootstech 2016. I just wonder which white parts will be warm enough for touring in February! 

Just saying

Friday, May 22, 2015

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 22 May 2015

I'm back on track this week and have a few posts to share with you. I am not claiming that the posts I share are "The Best" for the week;  they are posts I have entertained, educated or informed me.

The weather here in Sydney today is miserable but the collection of GAGs I have to share is far from Miserable.  ENJOY.


1. I learnt about a new resource from Caitlin.


3. I learnt of a new database from The State Library of Victoria.

4. I was thrilled to hear this news.

5. I liked Tiggy's busyness solution.

6. I enjoyed a new non-genealogy blog from Lorraine Phelan.
http://snapthedetail.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/canterbury-windows.html




10. I was pleased to see a post from Western Australia.
http://blog.wags.org.au/a-place-in-history-ada-bodart

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