Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Researching Abroad - Finding European and British Isles Ancestors - Day 2

Chris Wright & Dirk Weissleder
Dirk Weissleder gave some excellent sessions on "Primary and Secondary Sources on Genealogy in Germany", "Introduction to European Research", "The International German Genealogical Partnership", and "Archives, Libraries, & Institutions for Genealogical Researchers in Germany".

We also heard about European Resources at GSQ, QFHS, and State Library of Queensland. Rosemary told us about more features of MyHeritage, and Helen gave a thorough introduction to "Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles".

If you have a chance to attend, in one of the other capital cities, you really will enjoy yourself and learn a lot.

* As an Ambassador for these presentations, I received free entry.

Researching Abroad - Finding European and British Isles Ancestors - Day 1

A gathering of "Chris's" - Chris Wright, Chris Paton, and Chris Goopy
An excellent day full of information. Chris Paton told us all about British and Irish Newspapers, Scottish Research Resources before 1800, Irish Family History Resources Online, and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestry Crisis. 

We also heard about British Isles Resources at GSQ, QFHS, and State Library of Queensland.

Other presentations were on MyHeritage and Living DNA.

If you have a chance to attend, in one of the other capital cities, you really will enjoy yourself.

* As an Ambassador for these presentations, I received free entry.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

I'm an Ambassador!

I am really excited as I have been accepted as one of 24 Official Ambassadors for the "Unlock The Past" Researching Abroad Roadshow.

You can learn a little more about the roadshow by watching this short video (2 mins):

As well as local speakers, there are two excellent international speakers presenting, Chris Paton, who will be talking about Scottish and Irish research, and British topics. I am thrilled that I am going to be hearing in person from Chris. Listen to his overview here (1 min):

The other speaker is Dirk Weissleder, who will be speaking about European research topics. Listen to his overview here (<1min):

My research areas are Scotland, England and Germany, so this roadshow is perfect for me. It could well be coming to an area near you too, as it is running in Brisbane, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. 

I'll be attending the Brisbane days, so look forward to meeting up again with all my genealogy friends, as well as learning lots of new techniques and information.

Click on the banner at the top to go to the link to book yourself in or click HERE.

* I get free entry to these sessions for being an Ambassador

Monday, 24 April 2017

Honouring the WWI ANZACS in our family, and the (at least) 10 who lost their lives serving - "Lest We Forget"


Sidney Victor ANDERSON

Alfred James ANGOVE

♰ William George BAIRD,%20WILLIAM%20GEORGE

Stanley George BAKER

Albert Theodore BASTEN

Alfred Norman BODINNAR

William Adolphous BODDINAR

Richard Henry BONE

Alexander John BOWDEN
New Zealand

♰ Edward James BOWDEN
New Zealand,%20EDWARD%20JAMES

Stanley Arthur BOWDEN
New Zealand

Albert Edward BRAY

Bernard Willmott BRAY

♰ Harold Oswald BRAY,%20HAROLD%20OSWALD

Phillip John BRAY

Richard Thomas BRAY

Robert Ford BRAY

Thomas Eli BRAY

Ottwell Hope BREMNER

Edwin Robert BROWN

William James BURROWS



Thomas Henry Spencer CARTHEW

Joseph Edward Thomas CATRON

William George James CATRON

Samuel Joseph DEVITT


Audrey Allison DROVER

Donald Percival Llewelyn DROVER

Frederick William Harvey DROVER

Thomas Neil DWIAR (WILSON)

Leslie Hazel HALES
New Zealand

Robert Galt HALL 

♰ Richard Alfred HARVEY,%20RICHARD%20ALFRED

Percival Alfred IRELAND

Albert Edwin IVIL Zealand

Albert Edwin IVIL
New Zealand

Ernest IVIL
New Zealand

Lawrence Stanley IVIL
New Zealand

Thomas IVIL
New Zealand

William George IVIL
New Zealand

♰ Leslie JOB,%20LESLIE

Percy Frederick JOB

Percy James JOB

Cornelius KENEALY


Thomas LOGAN

♰ James McCABE


Ada Isobel McPHERSON

♰ David James McPHERSON,%20DAVID%20JAMES

Melville Russell Gifford MOORE

Reginald Alfred NORRISH
New Zealand

Vernon Augustus NORRISH
New Zealand

Reginald Alfred NORRISH
New Zealand

Nathaniel Joseph O'BRIEN

Thomas Ambert O'BRIEN

William John O'BRIEN

Alfred Edward PEARSON

Wilfred Ivan PEARSON
New Zealand

Garnet Maidstone PERMAIN

♰ William Edgar RENFREE,%20WILLIAM%20EDGAR

♰ Thomas Albert John ROBERTS,%20THOMAS%20ALBERT%20JOHN

James Caleb SPICER

Samuel Archibald SPICER


Sydney George THOMAS


Richard Thomas TREMBATH

♰ William John TROYAHN,%20WILLIAM%20JOHN

George Philip WEINHEIMER

Albert Harold WHIP

Charles Alfred WOOLLEY
New Zealand

If you are aware of others in our family who served please let me know.
Poppy graphic from