Love

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 7 On the 4th November 1865 the South Australian Register published the death notice of Jane LOADES the beloved wife of Mr E. W. LOADES. At the time of her death Jane was 45 years old and died of a lingering illness. That is all the paper tells. So... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Random Fact – Margaret Ann REED

Old Bishopwearmouth [1] Margaret Ann REED was the sixth child born to John REED and Mary Ann CHAPMAN [2]. She was commonly known as Mary. This may have been because she was named for an older sister who had died early. The REED family lived in Bishopwearmouth, County Durham prior to migrating to Australia. John... Continue Reading →

Frightening

#52 ancestors 52 weeks: week 44 Edward Waller Loades 683A enlisted at Keswick Barracks on July 14 1915[2]. He was single, 26 years and 8 months old, 5 feet five and a quarter inches tall, a labourer with brown hair and grey eyes[3] Edward commonly called Ted was born 16th September 1889, the youngest of... Continue Reading →

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