My Favourite 25 Australasian Websites

My Favourite 25 Australasian Websites

Back in December 2009 I wrote a blog post 50 Australian Websites for Family History and it is interesting to see what has changed in just nine short years. Most are still there, some have changed names, some have disappeared or been absorbed into other sites and of...
Finding Truth in Family History Through DNA

Finding Truth in Family History Through DNA

Since 1977 I have been tracing my family history through the more traditional methods. Buying certificates, using archives and libraries and perhaps most importantly talking to the ‘oldies’ and learning what they knew about our family. By 2015 I thought I knew it all...
Trove Tuesday – John Finn Charged with Incendiarism

Trove Tuesday – John Finn Charged with Incendiarism

Today’s Trove blog post is revisiting some earlier research. My great great grandfather John Finn was charged, and finally acquitted,  of arson in 1903. Back in the 1980s when I first discovered this family scandal, I searched the Brisbane Courier and the Truth on...
Trove Tuesday – Body Discovered, Unknown Identity

Trove Tuesday – Body Discovered, Unknown Identity

My great great grandfather James Henry Trevaskis is one of my last remaining brickwalls – he was last known to be working for the Municipality of Clermont and Copperfield in 1868. His wife Elizabeth remarried George Guy as a widow in 1873, still in Copperfield....
Review of Unlock the Past in Seattle One Day Seminar

Review of Unlock the Past in Seattle One Day Seminar

In conjunction with the Unlock the Past genealogy cruise to Alaska (a separate blog post to follow), there was a one day seminar in Seattle open to cruise registrants as well as those in the Seattle area of the USA. There were four speakers – Blaine Bettinger,...
Trove Tuesday – Family Weddings & What They Wore

Trove Tuesday – Family Weddings & What They Wore

My son was married yesterday so my thoughts have been all around weddings. So for my first Trove Tuesday post in a while I looked for weddings on my mother’s side of the family. Mum’s cousins were all much older than her and some of them even married...