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Australia / Free Webinars and NSW State Archives
« on: Tuesday 18 August 20 02:31 BST (UK)  »
Here's the link  :)
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/webinars

Here's the ones still to happen this year (2020)
28 August  Hotel Plans
8 September A thousand Words  (how to respond to the Archives 100 photos, 1880-1980 exhibition)
11 September Land Title Numbers (Certificates etc)
25 September Tramway staff registers
9 October Gaol Photos
16 October Women in the Archives
30 October Probate Packets
13 November Stamp Duties Deceased Estate Files

24 November Higher Courts (Quarter Sessions, District, Supreme Court)
4 December Researching local history using Collection search option
18 December Bubonic Plague register

PLUS they have listed the webinars that have already happened and are already uploaded  :) :
Business and Trade;  Land titles Old Sydney b Torrens Title;  Using Indexes for local history;  Dowloading an image from Collection Search;  Children in care 19th & Early 20th C;  Railway photos;  UNassisted passenger lists;  1828 Census;  Keyname search;  How to read a parish map;  Early Convict Indents;  Surveyor Gen's Sketch books;  Tagging Collection search;  Digitised railway personnel cards;  School Records;  Digital shipping;  house & property search;  Photos;  Pre 1856 land;  Collection Search;  Govt employee tracing;  and many more, right back to the "Tracing NSW Convicts" 31 May 2017.

JM

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The Common Room / 12 May is Nurses & Midwifes Day.
« on: Monday 11 May 20 23:41 BST (UK)  »
Today in Australia, it is 12 May,  and that means it is Nurses and Midwifes Day.  This year,  like previous years,  there has been secret plotting to organise surprises for family members working in the health sector. 

The difference this year is that we have all been able to understand why we were all taught from a very young age by these quiet caring people how to "wash your hands, properly,  it can save lives".

Is this day recognised elsewhere  around the globe?


JM.

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Australia / Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP)
« on: Friday 24 April 20 05:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

It should all be digitised by the end of June 2020...  Yes !  see here:

https://www.nla.gov.au/content/australian-joint-copying-project

This is excellent news, the original project commenced back in 1940s  :)  :)

ADD
https://www.nla.gov.au/australian-joint-copying-project/news

JM


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Australia / 2020 Scamming alert for regional NSW residents.
« on: Tuesday 14 January 20 07:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there everyone,

This thread has NOTHING to do with family history, so I offer my apology to RootsChat for the server space I am occupying.  I have on previous occasions shared similar issues.

BUT

May I please let you all know that several of my older rellies located throughout regional NSW (Far West, Central West, Central Tablelands, Northwest Slopes and Plains, Riverina, and Southwest Slopes and Plains) have been on the receiving end of some scamming email thingys, over the past couple of days.    They have NOT fallen for the 'trap'  but some of them have 'almost' been caught.    They don't want anyone to be trapped by this 'lurk'. 


The email topic is 'Subscription Failed to Renew'

The body of the email mentions Netflix and that they want you to try using your card again because they have had some trouble with the current billing information.  They WANT you to give them YOUR Visa Card number, and expiry info etc.  otherwise you will be permanently suspended from Netflix.

Yes, of course, the Patriarch has informed the Police and the state and federal pollies, and the entire neighbourhood and not only all the contacts on his email list, BUT all the contacts in his mobile phone, and his landline old fashioned teledex thingy, and the mayor, and now he has asked me to tell all the good NSW people at RChat.   :)

I have never, not ever, never ever ignored him.   So, please if you have elderly relatives who may have Netflix please please take the time to contact them and gently let them know that another scammer is on the loose, after their plastic card details, and do NOT give out their plastic cards in any emails, or other such deceitful requests.

 :)

JM


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Australia / NSW State Library HASSALL & 8000+ family papers need transcribing ONLINE
« on: Sunday 24 November 19 06:16 GMT (UK)  »

Hi All,

14 November 2019 the Senior Curator, Research and Discovery announced that the Hassall Family Historical Association had provided funds to allow the digitisation of the Hassall family papers held by the library.  The library has provided an online transcription tool, and they are looking for help transcribing these papers.   Currently just 9 out of the over 8000 pages have been partially transcribed. 

https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/blogs/hassall-family-papers-made-available-transcription

JM


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United States of America / Happy Birthday to *Sandra*
« on: Friday 25 October 19 06:15 BST (UK)  »
Happy Birthday,  may you have many more.

I always look for your beautiful floral avatars....  :)

Cheers from JM in New South Wales, Australia.

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Australia / FREE maps
« on: Saturday 18 May 19 03:21 BST (UK)  »
There is an absolutely fantastic thread on the Common Room board.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=813039.0   started by Mart n Al.  :D


Here's the link to Oceania ... and you can drill down 

https://d-maps.com/continent.php?num_con=9&lang=en

 :D   JM

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Australia / Log of Logs - the three volumes ONLINE free
« on: Thursday 16 May 19 02:06 BST (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

The fantastic set of three volumes prepared by the late Ian Nicholson have been available as pdfs since 2013... downloadable

https://zenodo.org/record/6901


The website says they were scanned '... as part of the ACRE (Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions across Earth) data rescue effort. Cited in Chappell, P. and Lorrey, A.M. 2013. Identifying New Zealand, Southeast Australia and Southwest Pacific historical weather data sources using Ian Nicolson’s Log of Logs. Geoscience Data Journal, in press'

https://zenodo.org/record/6901#.XGpf-6IzZ6s

JM




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Australia / NSW - City of Sydney ARCHIVES 19th Century Council Employees
« on: Tuesday 30 April 19 05:27 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

This thread gives a live link to the City of Sydney’s Archives database  ‘City of Sydney employees 1842-1900’

Acknowledgement
The research project undertaken by City Archives volunteer Marilyn Mason, has resulted in an invaluable resource being created for researchers and historians. Marilyn spent thousands of hours in her own time creating the database and reports and has made it available to the City to publish free of charge. Her meticulous approach and high quality research is reflected in the accuracy and accessibility of the end product. The City of Sydney expresses its gratitude to Marilyn for her tireless efforts.


https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/search-our-collections/city-of-sydney-employees-1842-1900

JM

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