Friday, October 31, 2014

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 31 October 2014

This is the sixth week of GAGs and I've many more in store for you. Because I am presently in a different time zone my compilation is coming to you a bit later this week.

As previously stated the selections here are subject to my personal biases (
 I favour posts that contain original material) and I make no apology for that. 


Presenting in no particular order some selections from my RSS feeds this week: 


1. And I'm a proud one too, Vance.

2. Memories of her Dad from Crissouli

3. Diane remembers her Grandparents

4. Stuck for a Christmas present idea? Here's an idea from Canada for those with Scots ancestry.

5. I'm a sucker for stories that mention chooks.

6. Anne tells many a good yarn

7. Pleased I was able to help Alex.

8. Information for bods in NSW right from the horse's mouth.

9. Definitely demonstrating my bias (as an #AFFHO Congress Official Blogger) with this selection.

10. I'm a cruiseaholic Sharon. It's a great way to travel.

Idea from Islington

Wandering along a street in Islington we saw this sign. It is part of "The Streets they left Behind" project which is currently being undertaken by Islington Heritage Service. This sees plaques being installed on Islington streets to remember all those who died from each respective street.



The following video from the BBC gives further information on the project.:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spa Fields

Opposite The London Metropolitan Archives is a delightful and attractive park "Spa Fields." Here are some snaps I took on a recent visit. It seems that Spa Fields wasn't always a park for the living. I'm pleased that Mr GeniAus suggested we take that route.


 
If you can't read the text on this sign at the entrance to the park then there is a good account of its history here:  http://www.genealogistsforum.co.uk/forum/archive/index.php?t-18142.html






Saturday, October 25, 2014

Congress Presenter - Pauleen Cass

Together with my fellow 2015 Congress Official Bloggers Pauleen Cass and Shauna Hicks I will be sharing interviews with Congress presenters, attendees and organisers on this blog from time to time. These may be in the form of written responses to questions we pose or they may be videos we record using Google Hangouts on Air.



I thank Congress presenter and official blogger Pauleen Cass for being first cab off the rank, Pauleen and I hooked up earlier this week for a Google Hangout on Air where we discussed family history and Congress matters. You can watch Pauleen's interview below in this post or via this link at my Youtube channel.

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