Genies Down Under


This month I’ve been honoured, and very delighted, to have the Genies Down Under podcast 16, on researching offline, dedicated to my Beyond the Internet series, a lovely compliment to start the year! I was very chuffed when Maria asked if she could mention me and make reference to my posts. When you’ve put a lot of work into producing something like that it makes it so worthwhile when others find your tips and strategies helpful.

I have to hang my head now because I’ve only relatively recently heard of the Genies Down Under podcasts and hadn’t quite got round to listening to any. However I am now a convert and am working my way through the series. Maria has a huge array of resources available on the blog site and as well as the podcasts there are also links, images and show notes to go with the audio.  Maria’s themed discussions come under the headings of tips, tools, tricks and traps which neatly encapsulate the issues you need to address.

Warning: Don’t listen late at night. Last night I listened to the one on heirlooms, and then so many ideas were swirling in my head that I couldn’t sleep!

If, like me, these podcasts have been on your “gunna” list of things to do, I encourage you to head over and have a look and listen to this great collection of themes. Each podcast is very professionally produced, but is also quite relaxed in style. While Maria says it is genealogy with an Aussie spin, I’d be very surprised if researchers in other countries couldn’t gain something from most of the sessions.

Maria posts each podcast on the first of the month and upcoming ones include naming patterns (Feb), Techie stuff, (March), Irish stuff (April), favourite ancestors (May), immigration (June), storage (July). She also welcomes ideas if you wish to make suggestions or comments on a particular topic. You can contact Maria on geniesdownunder [at] gmail [dot] com.

Why not join me and put a link to the Genies Down Under podcasts on your sidebar.

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14 thoughts on “Genies Down Under

  1. I noticed yesterday that you had the link on your sidebar. It’s early here, cold & very windy so I am going back to bed with a cup of tea & going to listen to one of the podcasts. Love the tip for not listening late at night, that’s my problem too, a brain with no off switch!

  2. Thanks so much for theminder about Genies Downunder. I heard about it a while ago and intended to check it out but didn’t get around to it. The future topics to be covered that you listed sound great so will schedule in the diary. No good leaving important info in my head these days. Thanks again

  3. She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere… Congratulations, Pauleen. You never cease to amaze me with what you achieve. I can’t wait to listen … I have previously, but strangely enough, unlike all of my fellow bloggers I’m sure, I get sidetracked sometimes and forget to return… I will link as well, if for nothing else, other than to act as a reminder to me. :-)

  4. Thanks Pauleen, for the comments about the Genies Down Under podcast. It was an honour to dedicate the “Offline stuff” episde to you. Great posts and thanks for sharing all that you do:)

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