In recent times in Australia all topics relating to War have been in the forefront of our minds, with current involvements and those of the past.
We have been assisting a Veteran in producing his War Diary over the past three months.
In this instance "George" from Holland, who was involved in the 2nd World War has his diaries from that time written in his native language. Over many years he has translated all of the original diaries into english and with our assistance we hope to produce a suitable book. George's aim is to have something in print to hand down to his children and grand-children.
This work comprises approximately 467 pages with many photos taken of the time.
We consider our involvement a privilege in assisting George in his endeavour.
The War Diaries "Bitter Rice" is now complete and has been handed to George and we would like to thank the Bendigo Copy Centre for their assistance with the printing in short notice.
Ref Date: 10 Dec 2014
Assisting the A.I.G.S Inc
For the past 4 years one of our main principals (Gary Fitzgerald) has been assisting the AIGS with their endeavours in upgrading their out-of-date IT systems, hopefully to take advantage of new Technologies and Systems.
Since Gary's involvement he has also become a Councilor of the AIGS as part of his role as Network Administrator.
Over this time Gary has overseen the introduction of a new Server, updated workstations along with other equipment. This has also included the introduction of the latest software.
Gary has worked hard to make the AIGS collection of over 3000 CDs easily accessible to all members who visit the Library.
Backup systems have also been introduced to safeguard against any form of loss of data that is integral in the running of the AIGS both from an administrative and user point of view.
Where does it all go from here? Many things are possible and with the support of their Council there is more to come.
Follow this link ... http://www.aigs.org.au...
Ref Date: 1 Feb 2017
Australian Family Histories: a biblography and index
Gary is assisting the A.I.G.S Inc in developing an online platform for the future delivery of this project for the A.I.G.S.
This resource was developed from the data collected and established by Ralph and Amy Reid, and which served as the basis for the six cumulative editions of "Australian family histories : a bibliography and index" published between 2004 and 2015.
Gary has been communicating with Ralph for the past few months in an effort to ensure the current data can be incorporated into the AIGS online provisions.
We have now incorporated some test data to ensure the new online system is woring effectively.
The AIGS will now make the final decissions on accessibility to both members and the public.
Ref Date: 9 Apr 2017