Vale Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER

Vale Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER On Thursday we traveled to Renmark to farewell our Aunt Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER. Marion was the youngest of 5 children born to Henry George (Harry) and Phyllis Moira COOPER. She is survived by her four boys and her eldest sister Moira. Marion was born in Naracoorte in... Continue Reading →

Strong Women

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 10 Robe in the South East was the place where our Strong Woman was born. Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER was the last child born to Charles COOPER and Ann WHALAN (WHALEN) on 2nd May 1880 [2]. The COOPER family lived around the Robe and Kingston area of South Australia. Like... Continue Reading →

Favourite Discovery

Week 7 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Having just read an article entitled "What Kind of F-ing One-Name Are You" By Roger Goacher [1], i would say that I am a "Flesher". I like to flesh out the lives of our ancestors and seek additional information from a range of sources. So I do I have... Continue Reading →

Close to Home

# 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Trinity Church North Terrace Adelaide is an institution is South Australia. Sitting on the corner of Morphett Street and North Terrace it is one of the first churches in South Australia. The foundation stone was laid by Governor Hindmarsh on 26 January 1838 [1]. For anyone with family who arrived... Continue Reading →

Same Name

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks How many of us have the same name as an ancestor? How many thought we had a name completely different only to find at a later date, that the name had already been used within the family? Teddy LOADES One name that is commonly used within the LOADES family is Edward... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Start

Week 1 #52ancestors52weeks Is it a fresh start or a new years resolution? We all know that resolutions made for the new year are rarely successful, so we will call this a fresh start. After a stellar year in 2018 completing 52 ancestors in 52 weeks 2019 was somewhat less. 2019 started as a year... Continue Reading →

Family Photo

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 8 Family photo's are few and far between in the LOADES Family. Rarely, will you find a family photo that has everyone in the family in the photo. For the immediate family there are school photos, photos of different stages of different members of the family as they are... Continue Reading →

Surprise

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 6 The stories are are told that prove to be folklore and the stories that we are not told, surprise us all the time. I am sure that this is one of the reasons that we become addicted to genealogy and our family history, we never know what may... Continue Reading →

Unusual Name

#52 ancestors 52 weeks, week 3 As a family historian we often come across unusual names. Unusual names occur form many and varied reasons: mispronunciations, multiple spellings, Anglicization and modernization. Many names that we come across seem unusual looked at through a modern lens and there meaning has been lost in the midst of time.... Continue Reading →

Challenge

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 2 Challenge Any brick wall we have in our genealogy family history research is a challenge. Some of these brick walls last for years. The information may not be on the internet or the records could have been destroyed and of course the further we go back in time... Continue Reading →

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