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  • mike
    Hi Janet What is the time difference between Brisben and Illinois, USA???? Thanks! Darla
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 7, 2001
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      Hi Janet

      What is the time difference between Brisben and Illinois, USA????

      Thanks!
      Darla <<<<<<Illinois, USA
      We are Greenwich Meantime PLUS 10 hrs MTN TIME is 17 hours BEHIND us so whatever you are to Mountain time. So 12noon here on a Monday is 7pm Sunday night mountain time.
      Hope this helps
      Janet







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      From: "jreakes" <jreakes@...>
      To: "australiangenealogy" <australiangenealogy@egroups.com>; "english"
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      Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 9:13 AM
      Subject: [englishresearch] MY COLUMNS 6 AND 7


      > I am reprinting here my next 2 columns because of the interesting
      > content.
      > Lots of interesting things happening in the genealogy world. The
      > biggest is the news that will especially interest country people.
      > I convey this to you with no authority but just in the passing on of
      > verbal information given to me by a reliable LDS spokesperson.
      > As you know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the
      > world's largest genealogy collection. It is accessible to us in
      > Australia through approx 120 Family History Centres.
      > However, for some people in means a long car ride to their closest
      > Church.
      > The Church leaders have decided to try out using `agents' to allow
      > easier access to the microfilms without the long distance driving and
      > the pressure of starting and staffing new centres.
      >
      > Agents will be granted a license to circulate films from the Church's
      > collection of over 2 million rolls of film
      >
      > Agents may be public libraries or reputable family history societies
      > who may have the microfilm reading facilities and would like to apply
      > as an agent. For example, Moree Public library may become an agent,
      > meaning all the people in that district need only go into Moree
      > instead of driving all the way to Tamworth or Dubbo. Think of the
      > savings in petrol, time, speeding fines and kangaroo hits.
      > Of course, the agent will need to purchase microfilm readers capable
      > of reading both 16mm and 35mm films. A lens for 48x would also be
      > needed. Microfilm readers are NOT cheap..
      >
      > One of the conditions of granting a license is that the price of film
      > rental must the same as currently being charged to patrons using the
      > Church's FHC's .
      >
      > The agent would therefore be providing a service. A spin off for
      > Family History Groups may be increased membership.
      >
      > This is a worldwide pilot project that if successful it may be
      > extended to other institutions in the near future. The Society of
      > Genealogists in Sydney is the first organisation to
      > trial this arrangement in Auustralia.
      >
      > To get the full details and send an expression of interest contact Mr
      > Napoleon Trujillo, The Family History Dept, The Church of Jesus Christ
      > of Latter-day Saints, PO Box 2723
      > Carlingford Court NSW 2118 email: TrujilloGN@...
      >
      > Don’t forget that my first on-line correspondence course via
      > http://www.Myfamily.com commences on the 14th March and covers English
      > certificates, census and parish registers. It is a self paced course
      > so if you miss the 14th you can still get in later.
      > Til next time, Happy Hunting
      >
      > JANET REAKES, Accredited Genealogist GSU (Aust & England) DIP.Fam
      > Hist. Studies; Professional Genealogy and Adoption Counsellor and
      > Researcher; Author and Lecturer. PO Box 937, Hervey Bay Qld 4655
      > email jreakesfamilytreeresearch.net
      > URL: http:// www.familytreeresearch.net
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > FAMILY TREE COLUMN 7 -
      >
      > More interesting news. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      > is releasing a new Addendum to the International Genealogy Index (IGI)
      > in April. It will contain an extra 14 million names. This will be the
      > second and last Addendum as it is anticipated that some time in the
      > future the Addendums will be amalgamated and the IGI will be
      > reproduced into one set.
      >
      > The Church is also releasing shortly the 1880 US Census on CD-ROM. It
      > will contain 50 million names and will be in the format of the 1881
      > Census. A national index will be produced with 7 regional area
      > indexes. There is no price yet nor release date and when I know it
      > will be on my website and also I will mention it in this column. When
      > ordering LDS CD ROMs don’t go through the LDS Internet site on-line
      > shopping as its US dollars and you know how much extra that is!! You
      > can get the CDs through the Church’s Distribution Centre, PO Box 2723
      > Carlingford Court 2118. Tel : 02 9841 5447 or 9841 5423. Credit cards
      > accepted.
      >
      > The US 1880 census will benefit one name studies and also looking for
      > the brother who migrated to America. Many families were split with
      > migration, US, Australia, Sth Africa, Canada and New Zealand being the
      > major draw cards
      >
      > In line with the Vital Records already released for Britain,
      > Australia; Western Europe; USA and Mexico the Church is also about to
      > release the Scandinavian Vital Records on CD ROM. This will cover
      > Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland and will contain approximately
      > 4.6million names. Sweden has the most at nearly 1.5million entries and
      > Denmark with over a million. It’s on 7 CDs. No price or release date
      > yet. As the Church holds its Annual General Conference on the first
      > weekend in April, I wouldn’t be surprised if these releases are
      > announced then.
      >
      > A new release that is available right now is the Freedman’s Bank
      > Records but as it’s all to do with freed Negro slaves it probably
      > doesn’t interest us, however, it’s apparently a big deal in the USA.
      >
      > The Church has also now released Vol 1-15 of the Pedigree Resource
      > File. A miscellaneous goldmine of names in family tree lineage format.
      > I’m on CD ROM. Have you contributed yet? More about this in another
      > column.
      >
      > Lastly, I read about this site in Ancestor Magazine this month. It’s
      > worth paying a visit if you have Victorian ancestry as you may be in
      > line for a lost inheritance. Visit the site of the Public Trustee
      > Office at http://www.statetrustees.com.au and see if you are
      > eligible.
      >
      > Til next time, Happy Hunting
      > JANET REAKES, Accredited Genealogist GSU (Aust & England) DIP.Fam
      > Hist. Studies; Professional Genealogy and Adoption Counsellor and
      > Researcher; Author and Lecturer. PO Box 937, Hervey Bay Qld 4655
      > email jreakesfamilytreeresearch.net
      > URL: http:// www.familytreeresearch.net
      >
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