The Middle Eastern sun beat down on my head, its powerful warmth seeping through my shoulders, stinging my nose and cheeks. My eyes were continually adjusting to the glare as I walked row upon row, line upon line, of the graves lying in the British Military Cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus. The imposing entry gates are made of wood and the local limestone that is sometimes a yellow cream or dusty pink hue depending on the time of day and …Continue reading
For those who may have missed the news, GSQ is closing its premises at 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane on Friday 30 October to pack and move to 25 Stackpole Street, Wishart. It expects to remain closed during November. Further details will be posted on the website www.gsq.org.au. We look forward to welcoming you to our new premises.
My laptop must be three weeks out of warranty and suddenly it’s falling apart. The screen is literally falling off its backing. Or vice versa. But anyway, it got me thinking about all the information I have stored on it. What will happen if it does break properly and I can’t access my files? It’s happened before too. Not the same, exactly, but a few years ago, during a big clean-up, I came across a box of floppy disks. Remember …Continue reading
A couple of months ago I posted information about the In Time and Place conference being held at Riverglenn at Indooroopilly in Brisbane’s west on 3 and 4 October. This conference, Queensland’s first local, family and social history conference, was a joint venture for History Queensland, Genealogical Society of Queensland, and Queensland Family History Society. The program was divided into two streams: Family History and Local History. Overall, the presentations were excellent and many demonstrated clearly the nexus between family and local …Continue reading
Most exciting news for Queensland researchers announced at the “In Time and Place” conference held this weekend. It was a wonderful conference with many great speakers in both family history and local history streams. Kudos to all who were involved in its organisation. The Office for the Registrar for Births, Marriages and Deaths announced they are digitising the marriage source documents from 1940 backwards and the first batch of these will be released in about 6-8 weeks. The Director of …Continue reading