Tag Archives: Family History

Friday Funny: Abandon All Hope!

How many times have you looked through your family photo collection and despaired? How many unlabelled photos have you let drip through your fingers in anguish? How many unnamed people, places, dogs, houses, pot plants, whatever have you seen? How … Continue reading

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The Mystery Chimney Ruin of Michelago

About 40 minutes to the south of Canberra, you will discover a small ruin – just a chimney – sitting forlornly beside the Monaro highway. I’ve passed this remnant of forgotten history so many times. I’ve watched it flash by … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Cabbage Patch Kid

Another family photo – another mutant cabbage.

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Come for a ride in a Charabanc!

When I first came across this particular photo amongst our family photograph collection, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had never in my life seen such a strange looking vehicle! It took a lot of rummaging around on the internet … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Wooden Pole – 1, Vintage Car – 0

  Whilst idly reading through GeneabloggersTRIBE’s really quite extensive daily prompt list I found Friday Funny1 which I thought would be a fun way to share all those weird and wonderful orphan photos, funny family stories or interesting articles I … Continue reading

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#Congress_2018 – See you in Sydney!

The Society of Australian Genealogists (SOG) are taking a turn to host the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry from 9 March to 12 March 2018 in Sydney at the new International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour. Who’s coming?

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Trove Tuesday: A Pretty Wedding

On 10 February 1926, my great aunt Charlotte Annie Margaret SCHOLEFIELD married Robert BARR in Longreach, Queensland. I have many of their photographs including the lovely wedding photograph that appears above but it is the information I gathered from articles … Continue reading

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#CemeteryDay – Toowong Cemetery

  Blogger Alona Tester of Lonetester HQ has proposed that the 18th June be henceforth known as “Cemetery Day” and is encouraging every genealogically-minded person to become involved – whether sharing photos, writing stories or just visiting the local cemetery. … Continue reading

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“Where Have You Been, Stranger?”

Has it really been more than 8 months since I last posted? Where have I been? Well, I certainly didn’t run away to join the circus to become a Lady Elephant Trainer. (Who knew that was a ‘Thing’?) Basically, that … Continue reading

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Alicia’s Story: Part 2 – A Wild Theory Is Born

When we left off our story in Part 1, our valiant family researcher (i.e. me) was diligently looking for, and failing to find, Alicia Eleanora ELLIOTT. That is, until their attention was caught by a certain mysterious baptism entry in the parish records. And … Continue reading

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