Friday, April 26, 2013

Follow Friday - Favourite Blog Posts from 23 March to 26 April 2013

The following are some of my favourite blog posts since my last Follow Friday post on 22 March until today, Friday 26 April 2013.


New Records Online
+Chris Paton at British GENES:
Claire Santry at Irish Genealogy News
News
This year the whole month of August will be National Family History Month in Australia. Read all about it at:
This past month saw lots of news from the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, USA.
+Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has a roundup of RootsTech related blog posts at RootsTech 2013 Geneabloggers Review. You can see RootsTech related blog posts from the following Australian geneabloggers:

Reviews 
Book Review: Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Jonathan Brown - by Paul Milner at Paul Milner Genealogy

Genealogy Research Methods
Issues in Genealogy Research
Family Stories and Photographs
Genetic Genealogy 
Some earlier genetic genealogy blog posts that I read this month:
Technology
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANZAC Day

Today is ANZAC day, but I haven't been able to create a post for the day this year.
What follows are links to some of my previous posts about some of the soldiers and other volunteers from my family tree:
Lest we forget.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Third Blogiversary

Today is Australian Genealogy Journey's Third Blogiversary. Thank you very much to all readers. Your comments and encouragement over the last three years have been really appreciated. I'm looking forward to a fourth year of blogging!

On 21 April 2010 I posted 'Hello World!!' the first post on Australian Genealogy Journeys. I posted my observations and reflections on blogging for my First Blogiversary in 2011 and my Second Blogiversary in 2012.

I have decided to look at some of my blog statistics for my third blogiversary.

219 published posts since 21 April 2010, this post will make 220.
The top 10 most visited posts on Australian Genealogy Journeys since 21 April 2010. 
  1. Treasure Chest Thursday - Great Grandfather O'Brien's Violin (13 May 2010).
  2. Meme: The Tech-Savvy Genealogist (17 September 2011).
  3. My Genealogy Web Footprint - Part 1 - Genforum (28 October 2011).
  4. Books - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 23 (27 June 2011). 
  5. My Blog in Words - using Wordle to create word art (24 December 2010).
  6. Genetic Genealogy Journey - FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder - Part 2 (29 June 2012).
  7. Someone's Ancestor Sunday - Susan Ellis (nee Hehir) Photo Album - Part 1 (13 February 2011).
  8. Merry Month of May Music Meme (14 May 2012).
  9. ANZAC Day - WWI Soldiers from my family tree who gave their lives - lest we forget (25 April 2011).
  10. Tech Tuesday - Galaxy Nexus Features (1 May 2012).

Top 10 labels for posts on Australian Genealogy Journeys since 21 April 2010. 
Top 10 countries visitors to my blog have come from since 21 April 2010.
  1. United States
  2. Australia
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Russia
  5. Germany
  6. Japan
  7. Canada
  8. France
  9. Ukraine
  10. India
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Motivation Monday - Goals for April 2013

I didn't do so well with my goals during March and will have to carry a few goals forward into April. I have decided from now on I will prioritize my monthly goals. For example, I will make sure I complete task one before I move on to task two (and so on). 

My goals for March 2013 were:
  1. Continue organising and writing my Fullerton family history (a continuation of last months Family History Writing Challenge) (Goals for 2013 Writing Goal)
  2. Finish scanning the photo album I have already half scanned (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal)
  3. Read up to at least page 140 of Getting the Most From Family Historian 5. I am currently up to page 117 (Goals for 2013 Education Goal)
  4. Check my remaining Starred items in Gmail, and reply to 2-3 overdue emails. (Goals for 2013 Correspondence Goal)
  5. Correct the text of 5 articles tagged at Trove and then post at least one Trove Tuesday post to this blog. (Goals for 2013 Writing, Research and 'Giving Back' Goal)
My goals for April 2013:
  1. Check my remaining Starred items in Gmail, and reply any overdue emails. (Goals for 2013 Correspondence Goal)
  2. Finish scanning the photo album I have already half scanned (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal)
  3. Read up to at least page 166 of Getting the Most From Family Historian 5. I am currently up to page 143 of 238 (Goals for 2013 Education Goal)
  4. Correct the text of 5 articles tagged at Trove and then post at least one Trove Tuesday post to this blog. (Goals for 2013 Writing, Research and 'Giving Back' Goal)
  5. Continue organising and writing my Fullerton family history (a continuation of February's Family History Writing Challenge) I will try to extract data from at least another 10 source documents during April (Goals for 2013 Writing Goal)
  6. Check for any new genetic genealogy matches at FamilyTreeDNA and organise these matches in a spreadsheet. Write emails to at least two genetic matches. 
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