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Learning to be a Family Historian

In August last, I (we) went to Hobart for the first time in 33 years; last time, it was one night, this time two nights (or sort of – two and a half). The trip logistics were a nightmare; starting … Continue reading

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The Office Clean-up

Lorelei carried out her threat and emptied out the office and NJS Family History Archive. It took us together over a week to clean up and reorganise. Here are the before photos: Despite my general untidiness, I do have an … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces – 2019 in review

Confession I have been a very bad Blogger in 2019! That does not mean a lack of activity when it comes to family history research because it has been a very busy year indeed. While I am out of practice … Continue reading

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2017 Bits and Pieces

I have been very recalcitrant! Almost a year since my last blog post! What can I say? 2017 has been thus far been a year of travel: January to Bali for pure relaxation and pleasure; April/May to Sydney and Arrowtown … Continue reading

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1971 National Census, Territory Style

Some time ago, I read an amusing fictional account “The Census Taker Cometh”[1] describing the travails of census enumerators calling at a German immigrant household in Illinois over a 60-year period and concluding with the question “Ever wondered why some … Continue reading

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Congress 2015

This a first and last post. The first being is this is a first time experience writing a post on the fly from a hotel room on iPad. The last because I am determined to become a better writer and … Continue reading

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