May 1, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Voyage of the Chyebassa to Queensland in 1883...

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 interesting discoveries. By 1883 the trip was much easier than earlier voyages and in some respects, it seems almost...

Apr 3, 2018

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

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 back in January and February/March went past way too fast. I am getting in early for April and maybe I will do two and get back on track. It is definitely worth while reviewing your research as new digitised newspapers are being added all the time. I can tell what is new as I use tags and lists when I find...

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 afternoon nap, that was a different story. Here is an early photo...

Apr 5, 2016

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Herbert William White Obituary – Trove Tuesday Blog...

Herbert William White Obituary – Trove Tuesday Blog

My Australia Day tribute this year was to Herbert William White – read the post here. He was my great grandfather from Wiltshire. Back in January I wrote about his life using information I had gathered over many years. Today as I thought about who to focus on for this Trove Tuesday post, I was thinking about his son Robert who died at the age of 31 years in August 1924. Robert James White enlisted in World War...

Mar 28, 2016

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Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers...

Women’s History Month – My Four Great Grandmothers

As March is Women’s History Month, I am focusing on my four great grandmother’s (although there is now some doubt about one of them, but that is a story for a later date). There was a lot of social media activity around International Women’s Day on 8 March but I have left my post for the end of the month. Women’s History Month was first launch in Australia in 2000 and there is a timeline of significant events for...

Jan 28, 2016

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Herbert William White – Australia Day 2016 Tribute...

Herbert William White – Australia Day 2016 Tribute

For Australia Day this year I am writing about my great grandfather Herbert William White, born in the parish of Farley in Wiltshire, England in 1864. He was the son of Robert White and Emma nee Titt and had nine siblings. Herbert immigrated to Townsville, Queensland in 1883 and as far as we know, no one else from his family came out to Australia. We know from a surviving letter that Herbert did remain in contact with his parents...

Oct 5, 2015

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Review of History Queensland conference 3-4 Oct 2015...

Review of History Queensland conference 3-4 Oct 2015

Why is it that genealogy conferences always seem to go so quickly? Must be because we are all so busy earning new things and catching up with old friends and making new ones. It was History Queensland‘s first conference and extremely well organised with a good venue, excellent catering, interesting program and excellent speakers. I am really glad that I decided to stay onsite as it saved travelling time but also I didn’t have to overtax my right...

Jan 20, 2015

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Tombstones: Week 28 in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015...

Tombstones: Week 28 in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 – 2015 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy...

Jan 4, 2015

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School Records: Week 26 in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Research in 2015...

School Records: Week 26  in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Research in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 – 2015 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy...

Sep 26, 2014

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Week 23 Electoral Rolls in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014...

Week 23 Electoral Rolls in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

  This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52...

Sep 17, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 22 Family Letters and Correspondence...

52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 22 Family Letters and Correspondence

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

Apr 24, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 14 Cemetery Records...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focussing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

Mar 10, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 9 Inquest Records...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focussing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

Jan 28, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 4 Memorial Cards...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

Nov 17, 2011

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Surname Saturday Meme: Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces...

As a regular reader of Geniaus‘ blogs, I often find myself (lately) doing memes. Sometimes they are created by Geniaus and sometimes she has picked up memes from fellow bloggers. This is one of the latter, and it is a really useful way to advertise the primary surnames we are researching. I have already had considerable success with relatives finding me via my own blogs, so this meme instantly appealed to me. On his Destination Austin Family Blog...

Feb 3, 2011

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Those Places Thursday – Discovering Pitton & Farley, Wiltshire, England...

This is my contribution to the blogging theme Those Places Thursday and I have selected one of my English parishes as I am also interested in One Place Studies. My great grandfather Herbert William White was born in Farley, Wiltshire in 1864 and I have been researching the family since 1977. Many others are also linked into the White family as the family stayed in the same parish for generations. As an Australian it is not that easy...