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 although I wasn’t too sure what the Masons were all about. My partner’s great grandfather Thomas Stephen Burstow was very high up in the Masons (discovered through digitised newspapers in Trove). So there has been this lurking interest in the Masons and when a long time friend and former work...

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Jun 27, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Did the family ever contact ...

Trove Tuesday – Did the family ever contact back home?

One of the questions I have always asked myself was – did my immigrant ancestors ever have contact with the family members back home? In some cases there have been surviving letters which do show that letters and photographs were exchanged with those left behind. In other instances I have absolutely no idea. Henry Spencer was the fourth child of Paul Spencer and Louisa...

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May 24, 2017

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Footsteps in Time family & loca...

Footsteps in Time family & local history conference review, May 2017

The second History Queensland family & local history conference was a...

May 16, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Frederick John...

Trove Tuesday – Frederick John Finn, a sad victim of Murphy’s Creek

It’s Trove Tuesday again and I’m participating in the regular...

May 2, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Why You Should...

Trove Tuesday – Why You Should Repeat Trove Searches

It’s Trove Tuesday again and I’m participating in the regular...

Apr 4, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Why You Can...

Trove Tuesday – Why You Can’t Find Someone

For my Trove Tuesday post I went looking for the death of my great...

Feb 28, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – A Beautiful Br...

Trove Tuesday – A Beautiful Bride and An Accident

For today’s Trove Tuesday I went looking for my mother’s sisters....

Jan 24, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Funeral Notice...

Trove Tuesday – Funeral Notices and Oddfellows

Most family historians look for funeral notices as they provide information...

Jan 17, 2017

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Writing Up The Family History with C...

Writing Up The Family History with Carol Baxter

When I attended the NSW & ACT Association of Family History...

Jan 10, 2017

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Trove Tuesday – Transmission b...

Trove Tuesday – Transmission by Death Notices

For my first Trove Tuesday post of 2017, I am highlighting the wonderful...