Monday, March 28, 2011

Carole Riley

Carole is an enthusiastic and energetic professional genealogist who lives in Sydney, NSW. Although we hadn't met in person until last year and we live just a few kkm apart I had met Carole virtually a few years ago through social networking sites.

As well as working professionally Carole does an amazing amount of voluntary work for The Society of Australian Genealogists. She has also neglected to say in her profile that she was instrumental in setting up the TMG Sydney Users Group and organising that Group's online presence. I am delighted to introduce you to Carole.

Date 19 March 2011
Name Carole Riley
Hometown Dubbo, NSW

Are you a Hobbyist or Professional Genealogist? Professional

How did you get hooked on genealogy? My uncle wrote a family tree program and then collected information from relatives to put into it and distributed it to the rest of us. It wasn't much of a program, in fact it didn't even have a field for the date of death, but it got me looking for more information, and a new program.

Please outline your involvement in Genealogy Societies and Groups  I serve on the Council of the Society of Australian Genealogists and the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

What are the lands of your ancestors? Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the United States, Ireland, Scotland and England. There is a family legend about Huguenots but I have not yet been able to substantiate it.

What Family Names are you Researching?  Riley, Whippy, Simpson, Brown, Andrews, Connel/Connor, Cusack, Eason, Stewart, Simpson (again), Lowe, Craig, Allan, Love, Thomson, Goode, Miles...

Who is your favourite ancestor? Whichever one I'm researching at the moment.

What ancestral city or town would you like to visit? Why? Still planning a trip to Ireland, and I always love going to Fiji.

What is your favourite resource for genealogy? State Records NSW Western Sydney Records Centre. Such wonderful resources and helpful archivists to help you find them!

 Do you keep your genealogy files on paper? Yes

Do you keep your genealogy files on a computer? Yes

What genealogy software do you use to record your family tree? The Master Genealogist

 Do you have your tree posted on the internet? Yes

If Yes What is the URL?

What Social Networking Sites do you use for genealogy?  Ancestry, Facebook, MyHeritage , Twitter

Do you have a blog? Several

What are your blogs' URLs?,,,

You can read more about Carole at her blog profile.

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