Aug 16, 2017

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Report on Unlock the Past PNG military & gene...

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 days plus there was at least one, sometimes more, talks from 8pm onwards. It was often a rush to fit in dinner, the cruise ship show and the after dinner talks! Who said cruise ships were relaxing, obviously not anyone on an Unlock the Past cruise who wanted to attend all the sessions. There were about 90...

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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...

Trove Tuesday – Did the family ever contact back home?

One of the questions I have always asked myself was – did my immigrant...

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...