May 17, 2018

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Review of The Wicked Trade and The Suffragette’s S...

Review of The Wicked Trade and The Suffragette’s Secret: genealogical crime mysteries

This is the latest book covering the adventures of fictional forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier by UK author Nathan Dylan Goodwin. It combines the short story of The Suffragette’s Secret with the full-length novel The Wicked Trade. A lovely double dose of Morton Farrier! Usually when I finish one Morton Farrier adventure I want to read another one straight away – my wish was...

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May 1, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Voyage of the Chyebassa to Q...

Trove Tuesday – Voyage of the Chyebassa to Queensland in 1883

My great grandfather Herbert William White was from Farley in Wiltshire and he arrived in Townsville, Queensland on board the Chyebassa on 8 March 1883. Trove is a fantastic resource for locating information about an ancestor’s voyage to Australia. It’s not just digitised newspapers and in this blog post, I look at newspapers, books and photographs and make some...

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Apr 3, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Gone Home to I...

Trove Tuesday – Gone Home to Ireland But Still Remembered Here?

So much for trying to do a Trove Tuesday post once a month! My last post was...

Mar 23, 2018

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Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Exhib...

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Exhibitors & Summary

This is the last post in my series on the Bridging the Past & Future...

Mar 19, 2018

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Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day 4...

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day 4 Report

It seems to be taking me longer to write these reports than it was attending...

Mar 17, 2018

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Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day T...

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day Three Report

I was remiss in the Day 2 report by not mentioning the wonderful gift I...

Mar 16, 2018

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Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day T...

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day Two Report

If you missed Day One, read about it here. Day Two started with a sponsor...

Mar 14, 2018

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Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day O...

Sydney Genealogy Congress 2018 Day One report

Congress was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in...

Jan 23, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Samuel Plimsol...

Trove Tuesday – Samuel Plimsoll (ship) 1878 illustrated sketches

My great grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Price arrived in Sydney on the...

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...