My name is Sue and I have been researching my family history for over 40 years. I began by keeping folders of information, drawing family trees by hand on large sheets of newsprint and looking through microfilms in libraries and history centres. I helped organize family reunions to gather more personal information from relatives.
But my research now involves looking at original, digitized newspapers, names index, convict records all found online. My data is now held in a database on my home computer and every now and then backed up on another drive. I still research whenever I visit overseas to UK and Ireland where my ancestors mainly came from back in the 1800’s.
You can find me blogging at the following places:
- Family History blog: Oér the seas we go
- A blogging challenge with students and classes around the world: Student blogging challenge
- My work blog helping teachers starting out blogging with their classes: Xpress360
- My online classroom blog working with students: Students as Bloggers
- A travelling Tasmanian Devil soft toy: Mr Davo Devil