Jan 23, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Samuel Plimsoll (ship) 1878 ...

Trove Tuesday – Samuel Plimsoll (ship) 1878 illustrated sketches

My great grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Price arrived in Sydney on the Samuel Plimsoll in 1878.  As a newly married couple from West Bromwich in Staffordshire, they were embarking on the adventure of their lives in a new land. They had ten children in various parts of New South Wales and Queensland, finally settling in Charters Towers. Years, more like decades ago, I found a...

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Jan 11, 2018

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Discovering Worcestershire Archives

Discovering Worcestershire Archives

I was unexpectedly asked to review this new eguide Explore History Landscapes Family published by Worcestershire County Council. It is 73 pages on researching at the Worcester Archive and Archaeology Service and available to download for £6.  The Archive offers fee based services including digitisation (no more waiting for photocopies in the mail), a research service and an...

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Jan 2, 2018

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 20...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2017

For the 6th consecutive year Jill Ball is asking bloggers to contribute to...

Dec 19, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – The Queensland...

Trove Tuesday – The Queenslander Cot Fund

The Queenslander Cot Fund was set up by the newspaper The Queenslander to...

Nov 11, 2017

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Remembrance Day 2017 & the Kenn...

Remembrance Day 2017 & the Kennedy Regiment, Queensland

Amazingly it is six years since I first wrote about my grandfather Henry...

Oct 7, 2017

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Report on Your Family Story: Telling...

Report on Your Family Story: Telling, Recording & Preserving conference, Orange NSW, Sep 2017

Each year the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Organisations holds...

Sep 9, 2017

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Archives, Skeletons & DNA: Nati...

Archives, Skeletons & DNA: National Family History Month 2017 Closes in Townsville, QLD

In previous years the end of National Family History Month and the giveaway...

Aug 26, 2017

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The Ancestral Places Geneameme

The Ancestral Places Geneameme

I am participating in Alona Tester’s family history blogging challenge...

Aug 16, 2017

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Report on Unlock the Past PNG milita...

Report on Unlock the Past PNG military & genealogy cruise

There were 4 at sea days and these had sessions running from 9am to 5pm most...

Jul 11, 2017

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Masonic Archives for Family History

Masonic Archives for Family History

As a young child I was aware that my aunt’s husband was a Mason...