The Ancestral Places Geneameme

26 August 2017

I am participating in Alona Tester’s family history blogging challenge of an alphabetical ancestral placename geneameme. It has taken me a little while to get started as I have been busy as the voluntary coordinator of National Family History Month in Australia.

But as August draws to an end, this is a fitting way to end my own family history activities during NFHM. By focusing on place names it has given me the opportunity to remember just how much some of my ancestors did move around. Thanks Alona for the blog suggestion.

I have limited myself to two places per letter with some letters only have one place and none under X which is probably not too surprising.

A           Adelaide, South Australia (Spencer)

Arrow, Warwickshire (Spencer)

B            Ballygannon, Wicklow, Ireland (Beakey, Finn)

Brisbane, Queensland (Gunderson, Price, White)

The Spencer home in South Australia, image from the family collection

The Spencer home in Adelaide, South Australia, image from family collection

C             Charters Towers, Queensland (Guy, Price, Trevaskis, White)

Croughton, Northamptonshire, England (Judge, Pollard)

D            Downton, Wiltshire, England (Titt, Weeks)

Dundee, Scotland (Carnegie, Stratton)

E            East Grimstead, Wiltshire, England (Pragnell, Titt)

Edinburgh, Scotland (Stratton)

F             Farnell, Angus, Scotland (Esplin)

Fremantle, Western Australia (Brandon, Davis)

G           Germiston, South Africa (Cellieres, Price)

Glasnarget, Wicklow, Ireland (Fegan/Fagan)

H           Hemmant, Queensland (Jewsbury)

Hightville, Queensland (Price)

I              Innisfail, Queensland (White)

Ireland (Fegan/Fagan, Finn, Jeffers, Johnston/e)

J             Julia Creek, Queensland (Hicks)

K            Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (Brandon, Bullen, Davis)

Kiama, New South Wales (Price)

L            Launceston, Tasmania (Trembath, Trevaskis)

Ludgvan, Cornwall, England (Nicklis, Semmens, Trevaskis)

M            Moonta, South Australia (Rosewarne, Trevaskis)

Montrose, Scotland (Carnegie, Ferrier)

N             Nattai, New South Wales (Price)

Norfolk Ireland (Johnson, Pyers)

Kingston, Norfolk Island, author photo

Kingston, Norfolk Island, author photo

O            Orange, New South Wales (Price)

Outtrim, Victoria (Testro)

P             Peak Downs, Queensland (Guy, Trevaskis)

Pitton & Farley, Wiltshire, England (Titt, White)

Q            Queensland (Carnegie, Gunderson, Price, White)

R            Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland (Fagan, McCormack)

Reefton, New Zealand (Price)

S             Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Stratton)

St Hilary, Cornwall, England (Rosewarne, Trevaskis)

T              Toorbul, Queensland (Carnegie, Chick, Davis, Ferguson)

Historic Toorbul cemetery, author photo

Historic Toorbul cemetery, author photo

Townsville, Queensland (Price)

U            Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England (Anthony, Curgenven, Hosking)

               Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England (Titt)

V             Melbourne, Victoria (Finn, Walker)

W           West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England (Price, Spencer)

West Tytherly, Hampshire, England (Pragnell, Read)

X             –

Y            Yengarie, Queensland (Gunderson)

Z             Zeehan, Tasmania (Baker)




shaunahicks

Shauna has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society. In 2009 Shauna received the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO) Services to Family History Award for her achievements in Queensland, Canberra and Victoria.

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4 Comments

  1. A great list Shauna. Yours and my ancestors may have known Pauleen Cass’ ancestors in Charters Towers. I’m always a little envious of those who know where their Irish ancestors came from for mine I’m yet to find the county let alone the town.

    Kylie

  2. Gosh, you managed to fit this in with your busy FHM schedule. Great work.

  3. Thanks Kylie yes it would be interesting to see who lived where in Charters Towers, what school, what church – perhaps our families did know each other. A blogging challenge in the future??

  4. Thanks Fran – yes it was time out just for me but a really useful exercise to browse through all my locations. Lots of ideas for later blogs.

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