TIPS

#national family history month challenge - week 3 My tip for Family History month has a focus on South Australia and the use of State Records SA. For researchers of South Australian Family History it is useful to remember the State Archives exist and that they contain a treasure trove of information to enrich our... Continue Reading →

Journeys in Cemeteries

#familyhistorymonth2022 Throughout our family history journeys we all undertake the trek to cemeteries to family members from our past. For some this may be close and for others far away. Many are fortunate in that we can still see the headstones of those who have gone before us. For others we may never find the... Continue Reading →

Whats In A Name?

#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth How often did you think about where your name came from when you were growing up? As a child everyone in our family knew that our middle names came from people in the family. Who they came from was not always clear. The middle names varied from May for a Jessie May HALL (our... Continue Reading →

Landed

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Port Misery the more popular name for Port Adelaide, is the place where the majority of emigrants to the new colony of South Australia landed. It is likely that the commentary by T. Horton James in the South Australian Register in 1837 was the genesis for this name, which likely stuck... Continue Reading →

Maps

Week 6: 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks On your family history travels have you ever wondered where exactly people were living and what their world may have looked like? Maps help us to understand distances between places, where people lived and where they may have traveled to. Following is a pictorial journey around the Thanet Region... Continue Reading →

Branching Out

#52ancestors52weeks First Railways Standing Committee appointed 1 January 1913: Back Row, L- R : J. Sincock (sec); H. Jackson; H. Chesson. Front Row L-R W. Hague; J.P. Wilson, P.T.Heggaton (chariman); A. Von Doussa. [1] As we gear up for the next South Australian election it seems a fitting time to explore the life and career... Continue Reading →

My Genealogy Story

#MyGenealogyStory challenge I have decided to take part in the My Genealogy Story Challenge set by @DanielGenealogy and @mishjholmann for December 26th. Jessie May HALL my paternal grandmother Edward Waller LOADES my paternal grandfather As a young adult I was always interested in where the LOADES family had come from. Both my paternal grandparents had... Continue Reading →

Curious

#52ancestors52weeks Week 3 Having found a box of treasurers in 2021 see "Treasurers in Hiding" I have spent some time sorting through the postcards to see who are they from and who they were sent to. They have now been stored in a archival sleeves in a safe cardboard box for storage. I still go... Continue Reading →

Favourite Photo

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER. Family photo (1) I am sure our favourite photos change over time, as we discover new ones or when we discover new information. Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER my great grandmother was known in the family as big grandma. Where the name Rose came from is lost in... Continue Reading →

Favourite Find

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Birth and Baptism details of Grace Piper The birth and baptism details of Grace Piper were one of my favourite finds in 2021. Written on scraps of paper and hidden within the confines of a birthday book belonging to my grandmother was the details of Grace PIPER's birth and baptism. These... Continue Reading →

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