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 →

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 →

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 →

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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