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JIll Ball (aka Geniaus)  a proud Australian, has been a librarian, teacher and most recently Head of Information Technology in a Sydney Independent School. Now semi–retired she is devoting too much time to her passion, family history.

An amateur genealogist, this connected Granny uses Web 2.0 tools including Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and Blogger to communicate with genealogists and family members around the globe. She shares her passion for integrating technology with genealogy through her blog Geniaus and with presentations in her home city of Sydney, Australia. Her genealogy can be found at Geniaus’ Family Site. Her latest project is Genimates, a blog in which she posts profiles of genealogists from all around the world.

Geniaus was thrilled to be attending and blogging about The Rootstech Conference as an official blogger. where she had a rich learning experience with the added bonus of meeting many of her virtual pals in person.