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Episode 45: Trove stuff for genies: Delving into the treasures of one of our best Australian family history resources (July 2015)

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Episode 46: Magazine stuff for genies: Checking out a few genealogy mags (August 2015)

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If you would like to be interviewed for a future episode of Genies Down Under, feel free to email Maria at geniesdownunder@gmail.com

Some other upcoming episodes:

  • Funny stuff for genies: Humour in Australian family history (Episode 47, September 2015)
  • Movies stuff for genies: Films with Australian family history themes (Episode 48, October 2015)


Episode 1 - You're a long time dead: Cemetery stuff for Genies (October 2011)
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Episode 2 - Free stuff for Genies: It fell off the back of a truck (November 2011)
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Episode 3 - Heirloom stuff for genies: Old stuff around the house (December 2011)
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Episode 4 - Planning stuff for genies: Getting ready for family history research in 2012 (January 2012)
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Episode 5 - Newspaper stuff for genies: Read all about your ancestors (February 2012)
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Episode 6 - Graphics stuff for genies: Using images in your family history research (March 2012)
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Episode 7 - Place-based stuff for genies: Tracking down your ancestors (April 2012)
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Episode 8 - Blogging stuff for genies: Getting online with your ancestors (May 2012)
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Episode 9 - Context stuff for genies: Getting to know your ancestors (June 2012)
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Episode 10 - Coincidence stuff for genies: Tales of genealogy flukes (July 2012)
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Episode 11 - Occupation stuff for genies: Working with our ancestors (August 2012)
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Episode 12 - Interview stuff for genies: Finding our more about our ancestors (September 2012)
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Episode 12: Extra - Interview with Ian Kath, host of Create Your Life Story and Your Story podcasts (September 2012)
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Episode 13 - Convict stuff for genies: Stories of crime, punishment and freedom in our ancestors' lives (Part 1) (October 2012)
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Mini-genie 001 - Upcoming episodes of the Genies Down Under podcast (27 October 2012)

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Episode 14 - Convict stuff for genies: Crime, punishment and freedom in our ancestors' lives (Part 2) (November 2012)

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Mini-genie 002 - Ideas for searching through the NSW Police Gazettes (22 November 2012)

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Episode 15: Crafty stuff for genies: Family history creations (December 2012)

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Episode 16: Offline stuff for genies: Using what's not on the internet for family history (January 2013)

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Mini-genie 003 - Ideas for cemetery searching (25 January 2013)

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Episode 17: Naming stuff for genies (Part A): Tips about naming patterns, traditions and stories in family history (February 2013)

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Episode 18: Naming stuff for genies (Part B): Tools, tricks and traps about naming patterns, traditions and stories in family history (March 2013)

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Episode 19: Techy stuff for genies: Computer and online resources to use with our research (April 2013)

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Episode 20: Irish stuff for genies: Connecting with your Irish ancestors (May 2013)

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Episode 21: Favourite ancestor stuff for genies: Ancestors who stand out from the crowd (June 2013)

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Episode 22: Immigration stuff for genies: Tracking our migrant ancestors (July 2013)

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Episode 23: Storage stuff for genies: Paper based, cloud based, computer based (August 2013)

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Episode 24: Official record stuff for genies: Publicly available genealogy records (September 2013)

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Episode 25: Clothing stuff for genies: Investigating the fashions of our ancestors (October 2013)

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Episode 26: Sharing stuff for genies: Spread your research around (November 2013)

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Episode 27: Handwriting stuff for genies: Getting to know our ancestors through their written words (December 2013)

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Episode 28: Sensitive stuff for genies: Touchy topics in family history (January 2014)

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Episode 29: Ancestor homeland stuff: How to plan a visit of a lifetime (February 2014)

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Episode 30: Cruisy stuff for genies: Genealogy news from aboard the 4th Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Cruise (Part 1) (March 2014)

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Episode 31: Cruisy stuff for genies: Genealogy news from aboard the 4th Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Cruise (Part 2) (April 2014)

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Episode 32: When I'm gone stuff: How to be a good ancestor (May 2014)

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Episode 33: When I'm gone stuff: Mystery stuff for genies: Unanswered questions left behind by your ancestors (June 2014)

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Episode 34: Ancestor voices stuff: Learning about our ancestors through their words (July 2014)

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Episode 35: Interviews with genies: Part 1 (August 2014)

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Episode 36: Interviews with genies: Part 2 (September 2014)

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Episode 37: Reunion stuff for genies: Family history get-togethers (November 2014)

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Episode 38: Christmas stuff for genies: Family history traditions, stories and memories (December 2014)

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Episode 39: Mistake stuff for genies: What to avoid to increase the quality of your research (January 2015)

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Episode 40: Superstar stuff in family history: Messages from Aussie family history gurus (February 2015)

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Episode 41: Maritime stuff in family history: Ancestors at sea (March 2015)

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Episode 42: Anzac stuff in family history: 100 year anniversary (April 2015)

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Episode 43: DNA stuff in family history: Tracing our roots through genetics (May 2015)

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Episode 44: Animal stuff for genies: Non-human members in our family history research (June 2015)

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