A 'quick-find' summary of the main additions to this site
(but you should also monitor my other sites)
8 Dec 2013
- Suggested Reading: I created a new Web page listing books / eBooks including genealogy guides, social histories and other background reading for family historians, and genealogical crime mysteries (fiction).
- Genealogy updates by email: A technical fault may mean that you are not receiving these now. To check, enter your address at 'Receive Updates' on UpdatesGenie (which replaced my newsletter) and 'Follow by email' on UK / Australia Genealogy, then 'submit' and follow instructions on the screen. New material was recently added to both sites.
- Pages changed: New information is on pages about hospital admission records and Police watchhouse records. I suggest that you use the grey 'Receive email' ChangeDetection bar on those pages.
- Interim Index: If you want the full Archives source reference for an entry in the Interim Index, the cost is now just $4 (which I give to charity).
17 Oct 2013
29 Sep 2013
- This site has had a makeover, and it has been expanded to 135 pages (plus my family tree). Note the 'Other suggestions' section near the bottom of many pages. Read the new site navigation tips (opens in a new window).
- My Web site has been at www.judywebster.com.au (my own domain name) for more than a year, so the old site will cease to exist tomorrow. Please update your bookmarks and fix your ChangeDetection settings now!
- If you have a Web site or blog that links to my site, update those links so that your visitors do not get a 'page not found' error message.
- I recently added new material to 'Frequently Asked Questions'.
18 July 2013
- I am sometimes available for informal face-to-face consultations to help solve your genealogy problems.
- Three of my indexes are now on FindMyPast.
- Indexes coming: I have started indexing Missing Friends registers and Brisbane Prison Hospital admission registers.
5 July 2013
1 Jun 2013
- My article 'The Case of the False Identity', published in Inside History magazine, will have you looking at 19th century passenger lists in a new light.
- Queensland Research Tips page has been updated with links to some immigration and electoral roll indexes that are now on the Internet.
22 Apr 2013
23 Aug 2012
- My 'Queensland Genealogy' blog now has a section (in the sidebar) called 'Categories' (BDMs, Hidden treasures, Indexes, People (names), Places, Sources, Tips, Warnings, Websites). Click a category to see a page with all posts on that topic. See also the complete list of keywords at the bottom of that page.
9 May 2012
- Names recently added to my Interim List are for witnesses at inquests. The original records include a signed deposition in which the witness explains his/her involvement.
- I am still working my way through hundreds of requests (photocopies to be packaged and posted, and research notes that need to be converted to written reports). Progress has been slow because of minor but time-wasting health issues and surgery, and also because I am now putting the needs of family members ahead of everything else. In recent months there have been two sudden deaths, one serious illness and one serious accident in my immediate family. To make matters worse, I am now (unexpectedly) in the process of moving house! Your patience is appreciated.
- To update and expand the information and advice in my book Tips for Queensland Research, I have published two mini-guides, Researching Illegitimate Children ($2.40) and Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients ($3). Those prices apply to payments sent as postage stamps or bank deposit.
- 'Genealogists for Families' project. This won an award for 'Best New Community Project'. Please join us!
- Articles and tips that I have published on the Internet include:
- Updates Genie has now completely replaced my Newsflash page and email newsletter. It allows you to read my news on the Internet, or receive it by email, or subscribe to an RSS feed - all free of charge. Updates Genie will have genealogy news and tips from all over the world (Queensland, other Australian States, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, USA etc.) You will find out about indexes, Web sites, books, CDs, podcasts, record offices, research techniques, discounts and freebies, events such as family history fairs, seminars and conferences, and lots more. There will also be links to longer articles that I publish elsewhere on the Internet.
- I often put links to useful Web sites on my Twitter page. You can read the page without joining Twitter.
- I am now putting research tips and short articles on these locality-specific pages at semi-regular intervals:
- Last year I assumed the role of carer for my father so that he could continue to live in his own home. Sadly, he passed away a few months ago. I am slowly working my way through a backlog of research requests, although I am still looking after Dad's rural property part-time. Large attachments cause serious problems when I am away, so please check with me before sending email attachments.
- Do you know Maria JONES? She sent a payment but did not tell me her postal or email address.
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