Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bridging the Past and Future - Congress 2018

Congress 2018


Finally I have time to sit and reflect on a fantastic four days last week. I am very pleased with my decision to take two days LSL and attend Bridging the Past, the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry. I was always going to wait until I retired to do something like this.






My takeaways and homework include:

  • Avoid being sucked into the never-ending hole - only when you start writing do you see the gaps in your research
  • Don't forget about the Government Gazettes and Journals on Trove
  • If we don't tell the stories of those who came before, the history will be lost in just three generations
  • Don't forget to revisit the Historical Land Records Viewer
  • Phase my DNA to work out maternal and paternal lines
  • Check our Scotland's Places in more detail
  • Download Phillamore's Atlas from archive.org
  • Learn more about clandestine marriages
  • Check out Dusty Docs
  • Add more of my family images to Flickr and add to Trove group
  • Revisit Griffith's Valuations
  • Fix up this blog - it looks very ordinary! (Must have been going through a minimalist phase when I last updated its look.)
  • Look at the Glasgow Poor Law Records
  • Check out mapping on Google Earth Pro
I hope there is another congress in three years time. I'll be there! 




11 comments:

  1. So pleased you didn't wait until retirement. See you in 2021.

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    1. I can't wait. I'd love it to be in Melbourne.

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    2. I'd love it to be in Melbourne too Sharon, then I could afford to go.

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    3. Thanks for writing out my 'to do' list Sharon :-)

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  2. We've all got those homework lists! It was great to meet you.

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  3. Great list of things to do and you reminded me of some I need to do too.

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  4. It was good to meet you and share stories and experiences. Yes, much to follow through, I’ll be busy for months.

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  5. Just reading the list made me smile and feel motivated all over again :)

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  6. The problem is I don't know where to start. I think I need to develop a plan.

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  7. Yes, me too: reading your list brought back happy memories and heaps of motivation. Pat Pack

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  8. I'm looking forward to get to one...Melbourne would be ideal

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