Branching Out

#52ancestors52weeks First Railways Standing Committee appointed 1 January 1913: Back Row, L- R : J. Sincock (sec); H. Jackson; H. Chesson. Front Row L-R W. Hague; J.P. Wilson, P.T.Heggaton (chariman); A. Von Doussa. [1] As we gear up for the next South Australian election it seems a fitting time to explore the life and career... Continue Reading →

My Genealogy Story

#MyGenealogyStory challenge I have decided to take part in the My Genealogy Story Challenge set by @DanielGenealogy and @mishjholmann for December 26th. Jessie May HALL my paternal grandmother Edward Waller LOADES my paternal grandfather As a young adult I was always interested in where the LOADES family had come from. Both my paternal grandparents had... Continue Reading →

Curious

#52ancestors52weeks Week 3 Having found a box of treasurers in 2021 see "Treasurers in Hiding" I have spent some time sorting through the postcards to see who are they from and who they were sent to. They have now been stored in a archival sleeves in a safe cardboard box for storage. I still go... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Strong Women

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 10 Robe in the South East was the place where our Strong Woman was born. Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER was the last child born to Charles COOPER and Ann WHALAN (WHALEN) on 2nd May 1880 [2]. The COOPER family lived around the Robe and Kingston area of South Australia. Like... Continue Reading →

Favourite Discovery

Week 7 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Having just read an article entitled "What Kind of F-ing One-Name Are You" By Roger Goacher [1], 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 →

Same Name

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks How many of us have the same name as an ancestor? How many thought we had a name completely different only to find at a later date, that the name had already been used within the family? Teddy LOADES One name that is commonly used within the LOADES family is Edward... 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 →

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