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 →

At the Library

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 5 When walking along the grand boulevarde of North Terrace in Adelaide South Australia, one is reminded of an age gone by and of grand cities in the England and Europe. Nestled between the Institute Building and the Mortlock Library is a modern structure that houses the State Library... Continue Reading →

I’d Like To Meet

# 52 Ancestors 52 weeks - Week 4 While there are a myriad number of ancestors that I would like to meet, I have one that is clamoring to be at the front, Edward Waller LOADES. Edward Waller LOADES is a family name that has been handed down from the early 1800's. So the question... 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 →

First

#52 Ancestors 52 weeks - Week 1 First Port Augusta to Adelaide [2] After much thought I have decided that I will continue with the 52 ancestors 52 weeks challenge for 2019. My "first" is about doing something that I have thought about doing for a long time. Saturday was the first time that I... Continue Reading →

Resolutions

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 52 So we have come to the end of the year and the 52 weeks. Writing this blog for the 52 weeks is one resolution that I have kept. Not always did I write weekly, but I written on every topic that has been set. Some of these have... Continue Reading →

Nice

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 51 In between organizing for Christmas I have spent time pondering the topic of 'nice'. How could I relate the topic to my current research? Just what does nice mean for family history or genealogy. Then it hit me we like to have our research confirmed, it is always... Continue Reading →

Naughty

#52 ancestors 52 week - week 50 On the 17th March 1928 in the Chronicle the marriage of Phyllis Moira NOSWORTHY to Henry (Harry) George COOPER was announced. Little or no fanfare was made of the marriage. There are not prior announcements regarding an engagement as one can see for Phyllis sister Gweneth when she... Continue Reading →

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