Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jumping In

Graceful Tree Frog - Creative Commons Licence to teejaybee on flickr 

Hello and welcome to my new blog!

I have spent many hours sucking my teeth and trying to come up with a meaningful title/mascot for my new blog that will give some insight into my background and approach to the absorbing hobby of family history.

I live in Brisbane, Australia and the Graceful Treefrog is the faunal emblem of Brisbane.

Whilst I don't want you to think that I jump to conclusions in my family history research, it is fair to say that I probably do tend to jump around a bit in terms of location. My husband's and my own family tree can take me anywhere from Brisbane to Barbados and to Britain with a few other places in between.

Growing up I enjoyed watching The Muppets with my mother and laughing at dear earnest Kermit and all the other crazy characters such as Miss Piggy. I hope that I can be as earnest, conscientious and sensitive as Kermit in my reporting of family history research.

Sometimes I might be a bit of a lost frog - being whisked away by other tasty pursuits such as knitting or reading or studying. Bear with me won't you?

I am studying a Master of Information Studies (Librarianship) online through the University of Canberra and working casually at the Caboolture Library in the Local and Family History Room. Occasionally I undertake short courses with Pharos Tutors too and have found them very useful. I am also the Research Team Coordinator for the Queensland Family History Society as well as volunteering in the library once a month or so as a library assistant. All these pursuits should give me ample fuel for blogging.

My goals for 2012 are:

1. to blog at least once a week about local/family history research using such helpful sites as Geneabloggers for weekly and daily blogging prompts.
2. to visit the Queensland State Archives more regularly.
3. to visit other repositories such as the Brisbane City Archives for the first time.

I wish you all the best with your goals for 2012 and hope that you drop by sometime and find something of interest here.

4 comments:

cassmob said...

I love your sense of humour and whimsy! It will be fun following your posts.

Luvvie said...

Dear Pauleen

Thank you. I do find that humour gets me through the toughest challenges - my timing can be a bit out though sometimes e.g. laughing when our cat sat in half a pound of butter as my mother was trying to put butter on its paws in our holiday house as a child. It was very funny but perhaps I should have saved the laughter for later.

Aillin said...

Hi, welcome to geneablogging. I look forward to following your blog.

Luvvie said...

Thanks Aillin !