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Review on the Family history show 20 Feb 2021

Review on the Family history show 20 Feb 2021

In pre Covid times, I used to try and get to as many Australasian genealogy conferences as I could in person. Catch up with friends, meet speakers and network with colleagues. Travel may have disappeared for a while but all is not lost. One of the few benefits of...

Australia Day 2020 Challenge: C’mon Aussie

Back in 2014, one of my favourite bloggers, Cassmob, issued an Australia Day Challenge C'mon Aussie geneameme in which I participated. My answers are below plus an update (in bold) six years on. CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY’S GUM TREE My first ancestor to arrive in Australia...

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2020

Each year, for the last few years, Jill Ball (aka Geniaus) invites us to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want and complete as many statements as you wish. If you wish to...

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day & Frederick Trevaskis

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day & Frederick Trevaskis

Six years ago, on 8 November 2014 I blogged about Frederick Trevaskis and how he died on the battlefield in Belgium on 13 October 1917. Each ANZAC and Remembrance Day I like to do a tribute to one of my military ancestors. Frederick Trevaskis was a distant cousin (my...

Unlock the Past Tasmanian Cruise Mar 2020 Report Part Two

Unlock the Past Tasmanian Cruise Mar 2020 Report Part Two

This is a continuation of the recent Unlock the Past genealogy cruise. Read Part One here which covers the first three days. Kangaroo Island (part of South Australia) was the only port we spent time in. Day 4 did not go to plan - we were supposed to do scenic cruising...

Unlock the Past Tasmanian Cruise Mar 2020 Report Part One

Unlock the Past Tasmanian Cruise Mar 2020 Report Part One

We live in interesting times thanks to the coronavirus. Sadly some people could not make it, including one of the speakers Kerry Farmer. For those on board, the genealogy talks were fantastic and lots to keep us interested during the day and evening. The cruise left...