Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trove Tuesday - Granny Walz

Queenslander "Granny Walz" welcomed her 88th descendant in 1930. I wonder how many descendants there are around today and how many of them still reside in the Mackay area.

1930 'UNIQUE GENEALOGY.', The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), 11 April, p. 7, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article182584787

Monday, October 12, 2015

Give credit where credit is due.

My presentation at the Hawkesbury Family History Group on Wednesday this week is titled "Do the right thing - minding your manners in the geneasphere". 

One of my slides contains this clip of a comment from Alex in response to Susan's blog post.

Alex didn't have to tell Susan how she found her way to Susan's post but she did and I am most grateful. THANKYOU Alex

If you would like to join me for the talk at Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor on Wednesday at 10:00am  I would love to see you there. Details can be found here: http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/community/hfhg/meetings.html

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Wonderful Wayback

I extolled the virtues of the Wayback Machine in a recent post on the Worldwide Genealogy blog and expressed disappointment that, as I couldn't remember the URLs of my old websites,  I couldn't see if they were archived in The Internet Archive on the Wayback Machine.

As I was playing around in Rootsweb Mailing Lists this mroning I came across and old post of mine and in the signature was the URL of the website I had at the turn of the century. I entred the URL and to my absoute delight found archived copies of my website. Some of the images haven't saved but I can see the basic structure, plenty of pages and follow some links..

The Internet archive tells me that

Saved 31 times between September 19, 2000 and September 19, 2006."

So let's take a trip down memory lane.



In 2006 I moved the site to a new server at http://users.tpg.com.au/welwel/theballs/ and our page looked like this:

I also had a couple of subsites. There was Jill's Jigsaw.

And there was my first attempt at a Surname page for Currys in Australia. Too Hot to Handle. I have started over again at http://curryaus.wordpress.com.

I  am going to record those old URLs in Evernote in case I want to visit my old sites via The Wayback Machine again.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Aussie Images

As I cast around for images to use on my blogs and in presentations I want to respect copyright.

State Records NSW recently posted on Facebook some images  from the series NRS 15051 School photos. Of course I followed their link and  found some charming old images of  schools my parents attended.  I then did a further search for some family related towns and localities via The Photo Investigator Search and found a load of images that would enhance my writing.

When I saw the note "Reproduction rights: State Records NSW"  on the images I thought "Oh, bother" I can't use them legally.  Then I noticed at the bottom of the pages a Menu item "Copyright". I am so pleased that I followed the link.

I'm no lawyer but after reading their Copyright statement I believe I can use the above mentioned images if I append the description required by State Records NSW ie "© State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW".

You can read the Copyright Statement for yourself here http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/copyright-policy.

I am enhancing this post with a photo from the collection. I chose it because it is of a family group  in a rural setting going to school in 1929 and that is how my father and his siblings travelled to school at Bangaroo about that time. It would be perfect to illustrate a post about the Curry Children's school days.

This photo is described thus on the website:

Burdett Public School - members of Sid Nash family leave for school

Digital ID:15051_a047_002044.jpg Date:c. 31/12/1929
Format:Black and white photograph Size:160 KB
Source:Item held at State Records NSW Rights:Reproduction rights: State Records NSW

© State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW


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