Ingeborg van Teeseling

Ernest Fisk: The Man Who Gave Us Wireless Messaging

Ernest Fisk may have been the man that sent the first wireless message from England to Australia, but he was also a shameless self-promoter and wanted to open communication with the dead.   Ernest Fisk was a great engineer and an even better self-promoter. So, the 22nd of September, 1918, was probably the best day of his life. It was a Sunday, and in ... Read the full article
Ingeborg van Teeseling

After migrating to Australia from Holland ten years ago and being warned by the Immigration Department against doing her job as a journalist, Ingeborg van Teeseling became a historian instead. She is writing a book and runs Lifebooks, telling people's life stories.

How Cops Used a Public Genealogy Database to Catch the Golden State Killer

With the infamous Golden State Killer finally caught, it was mostly thanks to a freely available genealogy library, much the same as your bored aunt uses to fill in the family history.

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