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Preservation Follow Up and other tasks

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    Eye colour Have you ever thought about the eye colour you've inherited?  Robert and I were discussing this the other day.  Where did we get our blue eyes from?  I think I got them from my Dad on the Conner side (English).  My mother had hazel eyes.  After meeting the McLoughlins (Irish) a few years ago, I realise I could have got my blue eyes from them too.  And a bit of research into military records shows the Forfars (Scottish) and Carretts (English) could be candidates too.   Robert thinks he got his blue eyes from his paternal grandmother.  She was a HINDE (English) but her father was a DUNCAN (Scottish) so maybe it's from that side.  Robert's eyes are a pale blue which you can see in my daughter Isabel's eyes.  My eyes are a darker blue which my son inherited from me. I remember both my maternal grandfather Tom and my paternal grandmother Ethel had brown eyes.  I didn't meet the other two grandparents and am not sure that anyone can remember. Whilst my mate

#NFHM Genealife in Lockdown Blogging Challenge Sum Up

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  Thank you! "Gather round people...I'll tell you a story..."   First of all a big thank you to all the bloggers out there who embraced this challenge with such gusto and enthusiasm.    From little things big things grow .  No truer words were sung.   The Quiz The winner of the quiz is, without a doubt, Rosie Gall.  She was the first to get her entry in and all answers were correct.  Chris Goopy gets the runner-up prize for also submitting correct answers and doing such a fabulous job of collating all our posts.  Thank you both.   The answers are below:    1.    What was Ipswich in Queensland called by white settlers before it was officially named Ipswich in 1843?   Answer: Limestone 2.    Who was the first Lady Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar? And for a bonus point who recently wrote a history about her? Answer: Mrs Janet O'Connor - Elisabeth Wheeler  3.   What do the following acronyms stand for?  AJCP? AWM? HAGSOC? Answer: Australian Joint Copying Project      

Bingo!

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    How are you going with your Family History Bingo card for August, National Family History Month? One more day to go and I had hoped to achieve them all but some are still languishing. There have been so many great posts this week and I was particularly impressed by Jill Ball's bucket list , Pauleen's questions about succession and Claire's take on where she was and what was happening during the Census at various times in her life. I've had an extraordinarily busy week with babysitting for four days, bookclub one night, bridge another night, lunch with Dad and his partner for their birthdays and a sewing workshop.  Not much family history got done let me tell you! And so today, I vowed to make a start on a few fronts Plan a Research Trip This has not happened. Record an oral history interview  Nor has this.   Cap Badge for Navy - Edwin Conner born 1869 Portsea, England died Sydney Harbour 1927 Preserve a family heirloom I spoke to Dad today about plans for Father

Dictating memories and Designing Roosters

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  testing testing 123123123 this is the third blog or rather the third week of the genie life in lockdown blogging challenge I was really pleased to see Jill bull Ball take up the challenge and demonstrate her love of learning bye by trying out c Carmel's tips and tricks to aid with genealogy practice by dictating her first blog post. I have decided 2 to emulate her this week by dictating my blog post using speech to text In Word. So far so good. It is still early days for me and I'm not entirely comfortable with dictating. Particularly telling the machine punctuation marks! But by degrees, I'm getting there. (I've left in the typos so you can see how accurate it is or not.) So what have I achieved this week family history was wise? Not much I confess.    But I guess what I have been doing he's is creating memories. Having had my second Etsy (ha ha AZ) shot like late last week, I was able to babysit Frankie this week. We created lots of memories together