Friday, January 20, 2017

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 20 January 2017

The early bird catches the worm! It's 5:00pm on Thursday afternoon and I am selecting my GAGs list a bit early because I have an important date tomorrow at The Society of Australian Genealogists and I won't be around to write a post.

I am hoping that by next week I will have some new geneabloggers to introduce to you as my gig tomorrow is presenting a Handson Blogging for Genealogy workshop at the Society. With 14 attendees the workshop is fully subscribed, teaching a small group who have demonstrated a commitment by signing up and paying to attend should be a pleasurable experience. I imagine it will be less of a challenge than in my working years when I tried to teach computing skills to high school students in a lab of 24 computers.

And here are a few of the posts I enjoyed up until 4:00pm on 19/1/2017.

1. For those of you still in holiday reading mode  some suggestions from Sutherland Library.

2. And as we're on a bookish theme here's a review from Shauna.

3. I was/am a Beatles fan. I cna see this weeks list being overrun with reviews.

4. Katrina tries her hand at creative writing.

5. I'm not fond of poetry but a good old Bush Ballad draws e in. Thanks Moya.

6. Images of summer.

7. Lynda writes of a geneajourney.

8. I can so relate with this crime shared by Anne.

9 Alona's been a busy girl.

10. A fitting name for this townhouse. We need to apply similar creativity when naming our blogs.

11. A facelift for Maggie's ancestors.

12. Genealogist Chris doesn't blog much abut genealogy but her travelogues are fantastic. this is just one post.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Convict Success Story

While my convict ancestors were an ordinary bunch many other convicts became successful business men and women. James Squire was one success story.

I spotted this clever advertising in the city today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trove Tuesday - Posting elsewhere

Lest my readers think that I have forgotten about the Trove Tuesday blogging prompt I want to assure you it is alive and well in the GeniAus blogisphere. My issue is that I need to spread the love around the blogs I maintain.

Already in 2017 I have posted some Trove Tuesday items..

You can see some 2017 posts here:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Calling Members of the Commonwealth at Rootstech

Commonwealth People - 2016 Dinner

For the past few years I have coordinated a casual dinner for people from the British Commonwealth attending Rootstech. This gathering gives us a chance to make a few friends prior to the big event. In previous years it event has taken place on the Tuesday evening prior to Rootstech. This year, however, we will have a change of day and venue as Rootstech Ambassadors have an Ambassador gig to attend on Tuesday evening.

In previous years we have had attendees from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. I would be beaut to meet reps from Antigua or Zimbabwe or any Commonwealth country in between.

Commonwealth folk please accept this post as your invitation. 

You are invited to a casual "People from the Commonwealth" get together
 at the 
Blue Lemon55 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday 6th February 2017. 

RSVP By email to or via a comment on this post

As the restaurant closes at 9:00pm please arrive in plenty of time to dine and chat. We will gather at the rear of the restaurant so we won't cause too much disturbance to other patrons. After closing time new found friends may wish to adjourn to a neighbourhood bar to continue their conversations.

Blue Lemon Location 

Cool Aussies after the 2016 Commonwealth Dinner


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