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Census Day ~ 6 March 2018

Today is Census Day in New Zealand! It’s run every five years by Stats NZ, and counts the number of people and dwellings in the country on a particular day. The last census was held in 2013 and you can view the type of information gathered and the resulting reports from the Stats NZ website….

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Five year blogiversary

What a cracking year it has been for me, but perhaps not for this sadly neglected blog!  I have been busy finding ancestors, writing IHGS assignments, as well as attending genealogy events and a family reunion. I think my absolute favourite discovery was the gravestone of my  3 x great grandparents, Michael Burke and Bridget…

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Stories Untold

When I started this blog four years ago today, I wanted to share stories of my research, of ancestors discovered and places visited. So I did. It was great to look back over the past year to remember the discoveries and highlights, and like the year before, I hope to spend the next few months…

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Anzac Biscuits ~ Family Recipe Friday

I love Anzac biscuits.  Apparently they were made for the Australian and New Zealand troops overseas in WW1 because they kept really well, containing no milk or egg. A friend posted a link to the New Zealand Women’s Weekly recipe earlier this week, so I thought I’d have a go and see how they turned…

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What, June already? ~ (Very Un) Sorting Saturday

I don’t seem to be doing very well on blog posting lately!  I’d love to say that it’s because I’ve been concentrating on my IHGS assignment work, but that’d be a big fat lie.  There has been some family history research going on though, however not much filing and recording. Most of the research I’ve…

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Anything but Filing ~ Sorting Saturday

I had planned to tackle some filing today, but I seemed to have found a myriad of things to do instead! I’ve just installed a WordPress plugin called Organise Series, so that it’s easier for my readers to follow a series of posts that I write on a particular topic. My Brosnahan posts are ideal…

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Genealogy Resolutions 2012

It’s that time of year for resolutions, and I’ve been inspired by other Geneabloggers – this is my list for 2012: Organisation Complete updating my records in Reunion Plan a scanning schedule for my certificates Writing Post on this blog at least twice a week Begin writing my maternal grandmother’s biography Education Complete assignments for…

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The tree that almost damaged my family tree ~ Wordless Wednesday

    Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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Task list ~ Sorting Saturday

Well, we’re over halfway through December already and I haven’t even thought about a task list for the month!   So much for being more organised… Anyway, a quick look at how I did on my November tasks: outstanding emails    –  half done, need to finish the rest before Christmas lecture 3 assignments   –   a miracle…

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Armistice Day ~ 11.11.11

Anthem for Doomed Youth What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, – The shrill, demented choirs of wailing…

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