In early May, New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages released an updated list of banned baby names.
Do you have a Lucifer, Queen V, King, V8, Prime Minister or Justice in your family tree? Those are all (as well as others) on the list that are unacceptable.
The banned list is not static, and grows over time. According to the registrar, acceptable names may not cause offense, be unreasonably long or resemble any official title and rank.
I remember going with my mother to vote at our local elementary school in the Bronx (New York) when I was a very young child. Many of my classmates also went with their parents.
What are your election day memories? Did you accompany your parents? Or was your first voting experience as an adult?
Let us know in the comments below.
No matter the results, some people will be happy while others will be angry or depressed. It is natural. How does one get over these emotional reactions?
The key thing for the genealogy community was spreading the word about the importance of saying "yes" to Question 60 on the census, which asked Australians if they'd like their physical census records to be retained in the national archives for 99 years.
For the uninitiated, Australia has a default position of destroying census records once the statistical data is removed, which is something the genealogy community as a whole has been trying to change.
To read more about the background to this you should read the recent blog post we ran on the topic.