About Me.

A Family Tree researcher for over 30 years and a blogger since 2010, I love to share what I find. This blog has opened up a new way to contact and keep in-touch with both family and friends. It mightn't always be genealogy related and you might not agree with my point of view but I want you to comment, ask questions and look upon this blog as 'friends having a chat'.
Enjoy!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Cyndi's List

Over the years I have used this list and found it very daunting and left it in the too hard basket.

Tonight I did a webinar through the Society of Australian Genealogists on Cyndi's List. Cyndi Ingle was the host and she gave us the background to how the list got started. She then took us on a tour of the site,  showing us how to navigate for the best results.

To quote Cyndi. " it is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet."

I'm now going to have fun browsing through the site and following links, to see where they lead.

Another good thing she has done is if the site is a paid site, you will see the $ sign beside the link. This is so you know, before you go to it.

Let me know your thought on Cyndi's List.

Family History Group Answer

I have been given permission to start a local Family History Group. So anyone living in the Bankstown Local area, please let me know if you are interested. Doing a small happy dance as I know I still have a long way to go.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Web Site

Well I did it, with a little help from a good friend, I revamped my web site. I'd wanted to make some changes but didn't know how, rang the IT company and the explained how I could do it myself (and save money). I did get stuck on one page and that's where Christine helped out and then gave me a lesson in how to change it myself. It feels good to know that I can now control what is on the site at anytime.
Have a look, I'd love some feed back  http://www.researchbylily.com.au     All comments welcome, just in case there is a bug I didn't find.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Family Search

I've just spent some time searching on  Family Search, with some success. Now to order the films to view.
For those who haven't used Family  Search, give it a try. It is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is really good. They have classes you can take and heaps of other things to read through. It has been revamped and is so much easier to use (I think). I just type into the search field what I know or do a broad one and then narrow it.
here is the link   http://familysearch.org    well worth a good look.
Have fun!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Doing nothing!!!

I've been lazy and haven't do much in the past week. Finished another subject in my course and have two more I'm working on. I've been knitting mittens for my grandkids, for Christmas. One likes owls and the other ducks. I found a pattern that has an owl knitted in it but haven't found a duck one. I worked out that I can knit that pair n duck colours, yellow and orange and then put eyes on them. Will post photos when they are done.