Thanks to the wonders of Social Media I have dear friends in many places up over the Equator. One of these whom I have yet to meet is Julie Goucher who came up with the idea of this "Worldwide Genealogy" collaborative project. Apparently she is blaming me for giving her the idea for this activity!
I am thrilled to be involved in this venture and look forward to sharing genealogy news from our great southern land. I am going to put modestly aside in my first post and tell you a little about myself.
My name is Jill Ball but I am also known as GeniAus in social media circles.
I spend a lot of time searching for my ancestors
I am a procrastinator
I am a lifelong learner
My favourite social media tool is Google+ and I love hosting Google Hangouts on Air.
This year I was voted as Australia's Gold Rockstar Genealogist
I am a member of The Hawkesbury Family History Group, The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, The Society of Australian Genealogists and the Society of Genealogists.
But that's enough about me!
You may be interested in some of my favourite free sites for Australian research, here are a few:
National Archives of Australia
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Family History BDM indexes
State Records NSW
If you have any questions about genealogy in Australia I would be happy to answer them but, as I am an amateur, I may need to direct you to someone who is more equipped with answers than I.