Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thanks to Genimates

This post is a thank you to Geniaus and her blog Genimates. I was profiled on this blog in March 2011.  Earlier this year I was contacted by a Glock (Uralla) relative of my husbands. I was overseas at the time and promised to make contact when I returned. It turns out that this gentleman was going on holidays and would speak to me upon his return. He said he was coming to Coffs Harbour for his holiday which is actually where I live.

To cut a long story short we arranged to meet and swapped some information. I asked him how he had found me and was shown the copy of my information on Genimates. So thank you Jill for Genimates.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lucky Me! Lifetime Subscription to Inside History

A few weeks ago I was one of 5 lucky competition winners on Inside History's Facebook page. All I had to do was tell them about the best e-resource at the State Library. What did I win? A lifetime subscription to the iPad version of Inside History magazine.

Here is my simple answer.

 An e-resource is an electronic resource which could include databases, books, journals and newspapers in an electronic  format. The NSW State Library has many of these available for those unable to visit in person.

The best e-resource at the NSW State Library is always the one that I am currently using. So at the moment the best e-resource is the 19th century British Newspaper collection.

I should also mention that previously I have won a copy of In Her Own Words - The Writings of Elizabeth Macquarie. To win that I wrote about my favourite woman in my family research.

So if you want to win one of their regular prizes, log onto Facebook, like Inside History and look for their competitions. Read the others posts too, as they are interesting and subscribe to their fantastic magazine.

Off now to check out the iPad version as I've just finished downloading it.

Thanks Cassie at Inside History. Hope I can win more than two prizes in a lifetime!