25 August 2011

No.7 (Queensland State Archives survey)

If you have used Queensland State Archives' Web site or Public Search Room, or if you have emailed, phoned or written to them, be sure to do the anonymous Client Satisfaction Survey. It closes tomorrow (Friday 26 Aug 2011).

17 August 2011

No.6 (genealogy seminars, Coffs Harbour)

Provided that I recover from jet-lag quickly, I will be at Helen Smith's genealogy talks at Coffs Harbour on Fri. 19th and Sat. 20th Aug 2011.

10 August 2011

No.5 (report from London)

If you are waiting for a research report or a reply to an enquiry, I apologise for the delay. I am having a very busy time in the UK, attending seminars and other genealogy events, doing some research, and visiting relatives and friends. Right now I am in London. We expected our suburb to be safe, but on Monday night we had a police helicopter overhead until about 2am, spotlighting rioters and looters at our local shopping centre (four blocks away). We could smell burning rubber and hear shouting in the main road that runs parallel to our street. Overall, though, it is much safer here than in many other areas. Last night there were no helicopters here, but police cars with sirens blaring were zooming past on the main road at about one minute intervals from 8pm until I fell asleep around 10:30pm.