#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 →
John and Francis West Family Group and the GIBBS family – what is the connection?
Long has the story been told that great grandfather Gibbs was a remittance man. Is this just an urban myth or is there a kernel of truth in the story. Thomas GIBBS or great grandfather GIBBS emigrated to South Australia in 1840 from Vernham's Dean in Hampshire. Family lore states that he was a remittance... Continue Reading →
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 →
Week 7 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Having just read an article entitled "What Kind of F-ing One-Name Are You" By Roger Goacher , 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 . For anyone with family who arrived... Continue Reading →