Thursday, June 30, 2016

WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED, FIVE ALREADY!















FIVE YEARS OF BLOGGING!



THANK YOU TO 
ALL WHO HAVE TAKEN THE 
TIME TO READ MY POSTS..


JUST A SELECTION OF SOME OF MY MOST POPULAR BLOGS..


































   













I look forward to your company for many more blogs to come!




Friday, June 24, 2016

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 24th June, 2016





FRIDAY FOSSICKING







Walter Withers

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain











* IRISH CENTRAL





*  GENERAL INTEREST

Restoring Jane Austen's Legacy  Thanks to Pauleen Cass
* ANCESTRY




*  INTERESTING BLOGS


The Fallen Anzac..         The Family Stump
The Goldfields Woodlines  Outback Family History
His ‘n Hers Social Bridge  (couldn't bypass this one for it's poignant simplicity)

Friday, June 17, 2016

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 17 June, 2016













FRIDAY FOSSICKING










Walter Withers

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain









* GENERAL INTEREST

Ireland Genealogy Projects  For Westmeath - we have added Crowinstown Cemetery which is in the Civil Parish of Delvin


* LIBRARY MANIA



* ANCESTRY





* IRISH CENTRAL



* FIND MY PAST



* INTERESTING BLOGS

Dad  Social Bridge Jean Turbridy
The Double Execution QSA  great records, some with photos
The Happiness Box     Jennifer Jones 
Confirming Lake Street Jess
Summer Fun    Roots'n'Leaves



* FAMILY TREE MAKER is back

Family Tree Maker is alive and well.

If you hadn't yet heard the news, Family Tree Maker has been acquired by our company, Software MacKiev. After six years as the developer of all three Mac editions (FTM Mac 1, 2 and 3), we are thrilled to be taking over for Ancestry as the new publisher of the most popular family history software of all time.

Still works with Ancestry.com.au.

Our latest Mac edition picks up right where Ancestry left off so you can still get Ancestry's "shaky leaf" hints, and use TreeSync® to keep your Ancestry online tree in synch with the Family Tree Maker tree on your Mac. You will not need to transfer your Ancestry subscription if you have one — it will just work.  And if you don't have a subscription, you can access Ancestry's 16 billion family history records with a 14–Day free Ancestry.com.au trial that's included.

Mac and Windows, together at last.

As you might guess from the fact that there is "Mac" in our company's name, the days of Windows versions coming out first are over.  Going forward Mac and Windows editions will all be released simultaneously, and actually we've done it already. On March 1st, we released FTM Mac 3.1, an updated edition of Ancestry's FTM Mac 3, at the exact same time as the Windows edition. And we will be making sure that the features are the same on both platforms too.

Discounted upgrades from older editions.

If you'd like to upgrade to the latest Mac edition of Family Tree Maker, FTM Mac 3.1, you can download it for a limited time for just A$39.95 (vs. A$99.95 regular price) by clicking here. You will get a full free–standing installer for one computer, so don't worry if you don't still have the old edition installed. You will also have a chance to purchase a backup DVD for A$20 (including shipping and handling) when you order, and you can upgrade your single–computer license to a three–computer family pack for A$30 extra.

We'd love to hear from you. 

We have set up a number of links at www.familytreemaker.com for you. Stop by to suggest a feature you'd like to see, report a bug, or sign up to be a beta tester. You will also find an FAQ answering the most common questions, and our Family Tree Maker mailing list sign up form where you can decide what you'd like to hear about, from free updates and upgrade offers to group discounts and genealogy technology news.
It's the start of a new era for Family Tree Maker, and we're glad that Ancestry chose us to take it from here.
JACK
Jack Minsky
President
Software MacKiev



 Some of my blogs, old and new...





Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TROVE TUESDAY 14 JUNE, 2016 - MISS AUSTRALIA VISITS URUNGA











MISS AUSTRALIA VISITS URUNGA























http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/miss_australia_a_nations_quest/miss_australia_gallery_slideshow


Can you imagine the excitement in the town when the first Miss Australia visited the small village of Urunga? Note that she was "pleased with the hotel accommodation, which was of a very high standard". You would expect that it would be, as this hotel was only rebuilt in 1927, after the first had burnt down.




"MISS AUSTRALIA, 1926"
BERYL MILLS AT URUNGA.

Miss Beryl Mills, travelling in a super-
Hudson sedan, arrived at Urunga at 10.30 
o'clock on Thursday night. Early in the
evening a number of people had .assembled
on the esplanade to welcome the visitor, 
but when it was ascertained that "Miss
Australia" of 1926 and party would not 
reach Urunga until a late hour, the
majority of the residents returned to
their homes.
Interviewed by a "Daily Examiner"
correspondent at the Ocean View Hotel
yesterday, Miss Mills said that she was
delighted with the beauty of Urunga as a
seaside resort, adding that she regretted
that her stay was so brief. Miss Australia
was also pleased with the hotel accommo-
dation, which was of a very high stand-
ard. Before leaving for a dip in the
swimming pool yesterday morning, Miss
Mills was able to appreciate the charming
views of the inland lakes and the ocean,
obtained from the hotel balcony.
Australia's beautiful lady was describ-
ed at Urunga as a charming personality
with a lovable disposition. She was in-
tensely popular with all with whom she
came into contact.
Miss Mills and party were on Thursday
night entertained at the Sunshine Cafe,
which adjoins the hotel, by Mrs. Prit-
chard, the proprietress. The guest of the
evening acknowledged the welcome.
Accompanied by her manager and a
'lady friend "Miss Australia" left for
Bellingen at 9.30 a.m. yesterday.


Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW) Sat 14 Jan, 1928
via TROVE


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