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.

10. I was pleased to see a post from Western Australia.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

An In-Depth Look at the ‘Big Four’ Records of English Research

My mate Paul Milner who was one of the standout speakers at the recent Genealogy Congress in Canberra has emailed me with details of some webinars he will be delivering.

I can recommend Paul as a knowedgeable and engaging presenter. Full details can be found on Paul's website. The topic for these presentations is "An In-Depth Look at the ‘Big Four’ Records of English Research."

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When an ebook is better...

As we prepare for our next holiday which includes a tour to The Western Front I thought that Mr GeniAus and I should do some background reading.

My son kindly offered to lend us his copy of the prizewinning book  "The Great War" by Les Carlyon which he says that although it's over 1,000 pages  it's an easy read. On the weekend he delivered this together with another 900 page tome for us to read. A strapping young lad like my son might be able to read these heavyweights with ease but his poor old Mum tried to bond with Les in bed the other night and I just wasn't up to the challenge.

The Great War is just too heavy for an old girl who snuggles up under the covers to read at night. Although I prefer 'real' paper books I thought that this was a case where an ebook would be better so I popped into the Playstore and bought myself a copy.

I am pleased to report that the book is now accessible from my phone and tablet  and that I have made a good start on reading it. Mr GeniAus who is stronger than I can have the printed copy all to himself.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 17 May 2015

A busy few days with the family prevented me from publishing my list of GeniAus' Gems or GAGs  on Friday this week. It's now Sunday morning, the visitors have had their breakfast and are on their way home again. We relish spending time with the children and grandchildren so we can't let genealogy get in the way of their visits.

I have a few GAGs saved over in my Evernote folder that I'll share with you today. I'll aim for Friday again next week.

1. Join Lynda on a visit to the Singapore Archives.

2. Will Helen do it again?

3. Glyn explains how to spot duplicates.

4. An amazing escape.

5. Thanks Alona for this challenge and collation.

6. Marian highlights a feature on Cyndi's list.

7. I wonder if this blogger with an Australian story is named Joy.

9. Barb describes her Hawaiian ANZAC Day.

11. Reeling in readers via GSQ.

12. A mystery solved at Stockton.


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