At our March meeting we were lucky to have our newest member Shauna Hicks come and give a talk to the group on "Demolishing Brick Walls". Shauna has a wealth of knowledge on Genealogy and all things historical. She was able to give us a number of new avenues available on the web in searching for records that we may not have earlier had access to. Some of our group member were overwhelmed by the use of nings, blogs, rss feeds and all the other social networking tools available. Hopefully, in this blog members can break down the barriers and learn how to access some of these tools.
Shauna has just published an interesting book on preserving your family archives, titled "Your Family History Archives". This has some very useful information on protecting your archives and family history for future generations. I highly recommend everyone has a read of it.
Unlock the Past
WorldVital Records Australasia
Some other recommended site for helpful information that were mentioned during the talk that people should have a look at are
Judy Webster's Site
TROVE - National Library of Australia
World Connect - Rootsweb
Shauna mentioned the use of nings in research. Ones that she mentioned which I have now become a member of are:
Looking 4 Kin