Thursday, February 11, 2016

My Last Act at Rootstech

Jen and Shannon from The In-Depth Genealogy team grabbed Judy G Russell, Kirsty Gray and me for a video interview to discuss some of the topics we had raised in our panel session "Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in an Online World."  It was an honour to be included in the interview with Judy.

Although I didn't get to say much I did a lot of nodding. We needed 80 minutes for our chat not 8.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Trove Tuesday

I have found numerous references in Trove that indicate that many of my ancestors had an affinity for hard liquor. I was therefore delighted to read of his sober state in a report of an accident my 2x Great Grandfather, Patrick Curry, had along the road near Berrima in 1859.


1859 'BERRIMA.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 13 September, p. 10, viewed 12 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60399233
Transcript:
BERRIMA.            
The Goulburn Herald of Saturday supplies the fol-   lowing:--      
A report, was prevalent here, which I, regret to say     turns out to be too true, that a young man, named Patrick Curry, junior, of Camden, son to Patrick Curry,
senior, an old and very much respected colonist of the same place, met with a very, serious accident on his way from Sydney, where he had been for loading, by the wheel of his dray passing over his body. The medical man in attendance has but very little hopes of his recov- ery. This is one of the instances in which accidents of this nature cannot be attributed to intoxication, for I have been informed the young man was perfectly sober.
I am pleased to report that Patrick must have recovered as he lived until 1896 when his cause of death was Liver Disease!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Judy's Next Adventure

Unavoidable circumstances at Rootstech 2015 got in the way of my planned interview with Judy G Russell, The Legal Genealogist. Judy, a very gracious lady, offered to do an interview with me at a later date. I chose Rootstech 2016 and conducted the interview earlier this week.

Judy, who is one of the best known genealogists in the United States is heading downunder shortly to speak on a genealogy cruise, undertake a lecture tour and explore our beautiful area.

I invited fellow Rootstech Ambassador, Sharn White, to join me in the interview with Judy. Our only disappointment was that we were only given eight minutes to chat. Fortunately during the conference we had several other opportunities to speak with Judy. People in Australia and New Zealand will have a chance to hear Judy speak in several major cities.

This video should whet your appetite.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Missing GeniAus Gems?

As we say in Australia "I am flat out like a lizard drinking". This week finds me at the Rootstech Conference in Salt Lake City where I am just too involved to post my blog selections for the past week.

I'll be back in Australia next week and will surely have some selections for you.


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