Jun 12, 2016

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Convict Queensland & Visiting Queensland Stat...

Convict Queensland & Visiting Queensland State Archives

Well I have finally made my long awaited visit to Queensland State Archives (QSA). It is just over three years since I moved back to Queensland and I’m wondering now why it has taken me so long. The trip down the highway and going over the Gateway Bridge always seemed so daunting but even in morning traffic, it only took me just under 90 minutes. The trip is only...

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May 6, 2016

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Mothers Day 2016

Mothers Day 2016

Mother’s Day and my son’s birthday are very close together, he arrived just after what I always consider my first Mother’s Day. I still have the tea cosy I bought myself in preparation for any sleepless nights that might have been ahead. But he was one of those wonderful children who slept through the night, almost from the beginning but try to get him to have an...

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Apr 25, 2016

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The Finn Brothers – 2016 Trans...

The Finn Brothers – 2016 Trans Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

Since 2011 the Central Auckland Research Centre has been issuing the Trans...

Apr 19, 2016

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John James Carnegie AIF puzzle solve...

John James Carnegie AIF puzzle solved? – Trove Tuesday blog

Today has been an incredibly exciting Trove Tuesday. I picked my Carnegie...

Apr 5, 2016

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Herbert William White Obituary ̵...

Herbert William White Obituary – Trove Tuesday Blog

My Australia Day tribute this year was to Herbert William White – read...

Mar 28, 2016

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Women’s History Month – ...

Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers

As March is Women’s History Month, I am focusing on my four great...

Mar 17, 2016

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St Patrick’s Day – My Ir...

St Patrick’s Day – My Irish Finn Family from County Wicklow, Ireland

St Patrick’s Day and my thoughts turn to my Irish great great...

Mar 11, 2016

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Review of 10th Unlock the Past Genea...

Review of 10th Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise to New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is an overview report of Unlock the Past’s 10th Genealogy Cruise....

Mar 9, 2016

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Genealogy Cruising Days 13 -19 with ...

Genealogy Cruising Days 13 -19 with Unlock the Past around New Zealand and Southern Australia

This is the third post of a series of blog posts on the 10th Unlock the Past...

Mar 8, 2016

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World War One and The Finn Brothers ...

World War One and The Finn Brothers  – Trove Tuesday Blog

I have previously written about my three Finn great great uncles who fought...