Sunday, January 22, 2017

Music, it runs in the Family - at Rootstech

I first saw the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform live in the early 1990s when we had a stopover in Salt Lake City en route to Yellowstone National Park. Since then I have been enthralled by their music. I was thrilled to discover that, once again, the Choir will be performing at Rootstech. I look forward to hearing them perfor once more.


There has been some confusion about tickets for this Opening Event with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. As a Rootstech Ambassador I sought out an answer. Thanks to Amy Ohms Archibald, Rootstech Ambassador Coordinator for her prompt responses.

The response I got was "Jill, if you indicated your attendance during registration, you will have a ticket available to you when you check in for RootsTech."

And further to the above a follow up message: "Jill, you were able to select additional tickets for guests. And you needed to indicate your own attendance. Check your registration to make sure that it has a separate line for:"RootsTech Opening Event - "Music, It Runs in the Family" -Thursday".

Amy followed up with "Also, the tickets available though LDS Events are for those who were not registering through RootsTech but were interested in attending the event."

If you fall into this category you can go here for further information

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Rootstech 2013.





Saturday, January 21, 2017

Family Crest

One of the grandchildren recently made a family crest. I think it is a most fitting crest for all generations (although I may be tempted to replace chocolate with something more adult).


What would your crest look like?



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.
http://blog.sutherlandlibrary.com/2017/01/criminally-good-reads-january.html

2. And as we're on a bookish theme here's a review from Shauna.
http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/writing-up-the-family-history-with-carol-baxter/

3. I was/am a Beatles fan. I cna see this weeks list being overrun with reviews.
https://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/looking-through-you-rare-and-unseen-photographs-from-the-beatles-book-archive-by-leslie-brice/

4. Katrina tries her hand at creative writing.
https://pastlinks.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/kilbahahere-and-there.html

5. I'm not fond of poetry but a good old Bush Ballad draws e in. Thanks Moya.
http://www.outbackfamilyhistoryblog.com/2017/01/18/bulletin-hotel-henry-lawson/

6. Images of summer.
http://littlewanderingwren.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/summer-is-here.html

7. Lynda writes of a geneajourney.
https://mccollierheritage.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/mcknights-gregg-dunlopsdelap-from-raphoe-co-donegal/

8. I can so relate with this crime shared by Anne.
http://ayfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/trove-tuesday-discreditable-conduct-in.html

9 Alona's been a busy girl.
http://www.lonetester.com/2017/01/update-facebook-for-australian-history-and-genealogy-2/

10. A fitting name for this townhouse. We need to apply similar creativity when naming our blogs.
http://ontheconvicttrail.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/bellkirk-hobart.html

11. A facelift for Maggie's ancestors.
http://blog.iwikiwi.com/2017/01/17/george-elizabeth-tunnecliff-all-spruced-up-tombstone-tuesday/

12. Genealogist Chris doesn't blog much abut genealogy but her travelogues are fantastic. this is just one post.
http://coolgarra-trips.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/snowy-river-drive-to-jindabyne-day-38.html

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.


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