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 →

Winter

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - Week 49 This is an interesting topic to write about from the Southern Hemisphere when the day is predicted to be in the high 30 degrees Celsius. So I am going to write about the month of June, the start of winter for us. I have always seen the month... Continue Reading →

Next to Last – Esther Ann

# 52 ancestors 52 weeks Week 48 Born on the 19 November 1876 Esther Ann NOSWORTHY was the next to last child of George Drew NOSWORTHY and Grace DUFTY [1]. At the time of her birth the family was living around Strathablyn. Esther's younger brother Francis Edmund was born in 1879 [2]. In the late... Continue Reading →

Thankful

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 47 Copy of a page of the 1841 Census So what makes our research easier as we investigate each branch of the family tree. For it is these things that we need to be thankful for. The census documents from 1841 onward in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales... Continue Reading →

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