Mar 28, 2011

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Genealogy Cruising – Why I Am A Fan!...

Below is my original post – I have now discovered Day 6 and Overview blogs written by Aimee which give her final points on her experiences during the cruise. Max and I found the smoke free side of the ship early on and I don’t think either of us will go close to only gaining .5kg like Aimee! The other point that I sadly neglected to make in my original post was to thank Alan, Anthea, Alona,  Rosemary...

Mar 17, 2011

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Researching Irish Ancestors

Last year for St Patrick’s Day I wrote a blog Letters Home – My Irish Families (6 Mar 2010). It reunited me with three distant lines of my Jeffers family of Portadown, Ireland which was exciting for all of us. This year my tribute to St Patrick’s Day will be sharing some of my favourite Irish websites and resources. For anyone who is just starting their family history, I have an article How Do I Start Tracing My...

Mar 9, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Week 10 Disasters...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and history challenge. I’m fortunate that my immediate family have never suffered a big disaster – my mother’s family were continually flooded out when she was young and that is the reason why there are few family photos on her side of the family. The only small scale disaster I can recall as a child relates to our Christmas camping adventures on the Gold Coast in the 1960s. We used...

Mar 4, 2011

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Week 9 Sounds...

I’m participating in the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and history challenge. This week’s challenge is to describe sounds that take you back to your childhood. This one stumped me for a while as I couldn’t really think of any sounds that opened up memories. In fact I still only have one memory that I can write about. I now live on the outskirts of Melbourne and there is not a lot of bush around us anymore. I don’t...