The Art of Letter Writing

In the hidden box of treasures were at least 50 postcards. The majority of which were written to Eva Nosworthy. Eva was born Evangeline Jane NOSWORTHY in March 1867. She must have been a prolific leather or postcard writer when we see the number of cards she received and from a wide variety of people.... Continue Reading →

Treasures in Hiding

A task I had set myself was to clean up the book cases in the spare room. I thought the book cases were just full of my old teaching materials and that most would go to the skip. When I started to clear the out I found the suitcase. A quick look showed a treasure... Continue Reading →

So Far Away

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 5 How many of us have completed hours of research on a family line, following what we believe is a solid trail that would meet the standards of proof, to suddenly stop and think is this the right William NOSWORTHY? To then discover five William NOSWORTHY's born all around... 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 →

A Long Line

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks On board the Princess Royal when it departed Plymouth on the 5th November 1846 was William NOSWORTHY, his wife Jane nee DREW and their 4 children William George, George Drew, John and Elizabeth Jane [1]. Breaking the long line of the NOSWORTHY family living on the edges of Dartmoor in Devon.... 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 →

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 →

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