Evernote and Writing History

The link below is to an article that considers the use of Evernote in writing history.

For more visit:
https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2015/10/23/how-amy-stewart-brought-history-to-life-with-evernote/

12 Collections of Historical Images on Flickr

The link below is to an article that lists 12 of the best collections of historical images on Flickr.

For more visit:
http://ebookfriendly.com/flickr-photostreams-historic-images/

App Explores Sydney’s Irish history

The link below is to an article that takes a look at an app that explores the Irish history of Sydney.

For more visit:
http://www.insidehistory.com.au/2014/03/new-app-explores-sydneys-irish-history/

Article & Gallery: Old Calton Cemetery

The link below is to an article and gallery of the Old Calton Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/old-calton-cemetery

Photo: Old House

I have been busy scanning old photos into my computer from my grandfather’s collection, a collection which spans many years and locations. As mentioned yesterday, it is difficult to pinpoint dates and locations for many of these photos. Today I’m asking the proverbial needle in a haystack type question – any idea where this old house is located? Has anyone seen it before? The only real clue I can give is that it’s located in Australia – yeah, it’s a very large haystack. There must be some history associated with that building I would say.

Old House

History – Blog Added

I have now added a Blog for the History section of the site. The Blog is called ‘History for Today.’ A link to the Blog will soon be added to the History section of the site.

Visit the Blog at:
http://inhistorytoday.wordpress.com/

 

Kevin’s Family – Online History Site

Having Blogged about the ‘History’ community in my last post here, it wasn’t that long after that that it became necessary to remove the ‘History’ community, as well as other communities hosted at Grou.ps. The reason for this was that Grou.ps were quickly moving to adopt a more ‘premium’ model of service. I would have been happy to pay for a premium service if that service was in fact premium, but because it was still full of bugs and problems I opted out and decided to move my operations elsewhere. At the moment I have no ‘History’ community, which is fine. I will adapt a page or two on the site for that purpose in time to come.

The ‘Tracing our History’ community, which was aimed at family members, faced the same issues as the ‘History’ community. I have already begun the process of moving this community elsewhere. It can found at Spruz and is only in the early stages of development. If you are a family member, please get on board even now and be part of the community as it grows.

Visit the ‘Tracing our History’ community at:
http://tracinghistory.spruz.com/

I have also begun some further work on the main website itself. I am very tempted to rename the site as ‘Tracing our History’ and will probably do so very soon. This will keep the three main affiliated sites – the Blog, the community and the main site – all named the same. I think this works much better.

Improvements to the site are under way, including major reviews of the family tree and family history book. Both of these will soon be hosted in more secure locations.

‘History’ – the Community

I have been doing a little work on the ‘History’ community associated with my website. Have a look at the community at:

http://grou.ps/studyhistory/home

NEGLECTING OUR PAST

I have been reminded once again of how much Australians neglect our past. I have thought this for a long time and my visit to the Nabiac/Failford Cemetery reconfirmed my thoughts on the matter.

In the case of cemeteries the state of a cemetery quickly betrays this state of mind. Generally the lawns are very poorly maintained and most of the older (and a good number of the younger) graves are very poorly maintained. If there are gardens and/or lawn plantings – these also will be neglected.

When it comes to trying to read a headstone, generally speaking, the older the headstone the more difficult it is to read. Most of the older headstones are in varying degrees of decay (so to speak).

This neglect is not limited to cemeteries. In my travels around the country I have seen many examples of our heritage being allowed to fall into further ruin through neglect.

I really do think that the majority of Australians do not appreciate our heritage and history. Perhaps we are still too young as a country.