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I’m a little disorganised with my approach to the CurryAus study. If I find a new useful resource I go off on a tangent and see if I can find any Curry references in that resource.

Although I suggest this as a good resource for general research I had never checked AHPRA, The Australian Health Protection Agency Register of Practioners, for details of my Currys.

I dipped into this resource today to see who I could find. Firstly I put Curry into the Family Name field of the search box and was rewarded with 50 results in alphabetical order. I got a message telling me that 50 was the maximum number of hits displayed and, that if I wanted more, I should narrow my search. That I did.

ahpra search

AHPRA Search Box

I narrowed by State/Territory and found these Currys:

  • ACT – 3
  • NSW – 35
  • Queensland – 10
  • South Australia – 4
  • Tasmania – 2
  • Victoria – 18
  • Western Australia – 4

I was able to tie two of the results to people in my database

Among those in the full list were 50 nurses,  1 dentist, 2 occupational therapists, 2 pharmacists and 6 medical practitioners.

As I really should be doing other things I added AHPRA to my CurryAus Resource Progress spreadsheet to be checked, noted what I had done and went back to the tasks at hand.


CurryAus Resource Progress. Green indicates completed


Trove Tuesday – CurryAus list

I fear that I need to be like a cat and have nine lives. I have so much Curry material. One of the places I store things that I find on my Australian Currys is in a list on Trove.

Our national treasure, Trove, provides access to newspaper articles, photos, websites etc. Genealogists mostly make use of the newspaper archive but searches of the database can bring up other relevant items like music scores and voice recordings.

When I am playing in  Trove I sometimes don’t have time to deal with things I find. As a registered user I have the ability to tag items I find and create lists for later review. These can be easily accessed from one’s user profile or by a Trove search. Even a Google search will find Trove lists.

I have saved over 300 articles in my CurryAus list. I am not sure that I will ever get through them in my lifetime but at least they are preserved as a collection for anyone in the future who may be interested in the Curry surname.

See my CurryAus list here: http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=66583


A Blogiversary Missed

It’s just over a year since I launched this blog in December 2014 so I have missed my blogiversary !

Not being a very organised person I dip in and out of my CurryAus study at irregular intervals. As a novice I don’t know if I am going about things in a smart way but as I like to learn by trial and error I’m content.

I have found that Evernote is helping with my organisation. When I find a Curry mention somewhere (eg from a Google alert) that I don’t have time to deal with immediately I save it as a note in  my CurryAus  Evernote Notebook. When I have time  I return to the notebook and process snippet by trying to find further evidence for the facts they reveal then I add the details to my CurryAus database in Family Historian. I then add a “posted” tag to the Evernote note to  indicate that I have processed the information.

I also use Evernote to keep track of progress in recording details from small databases I come across like country cemetery lists and genealogy society indexes. I have note titled Resources Progress in which I list the Name and URL of resources I want to check. Here I record the date and where I am up to in checking each resource for Curry as I add it  to my CurryAus database in Family Historian. When I finish checking a resource I mark it with Done in bright green text. This helps to keep me on track and remember what I have already  checked.

As I hear from Currys (no-one as contacted me yet) I will also use Evernote to set up notes with their details in the CurryAus notebook.  I am sure that as time progresses I will find even more ways that Evernote can keep me organised.

Have you any  Evernote tips for me?