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.

http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/researching-abroad-british-isles-european-ancestors-brisbane

* 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.

http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/researching-abroad-british-isles-european-ancestors-brisbane

* 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 10 who lost their lives serving - "Lest We Forget"



Sidney Victor ANDERSON
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/52639

♰ William George BAIRD
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/78261
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/603827/BAIRD,%20WILLIAM%20GEORGE

Alfred Norman BODINNAR
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/93100

William Adolphous BODDINAR
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/93104

Alexander John BOWDEN
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/1004767
New Zealand

♰ Edward James BOWDEN
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/1001789
New Zealand
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/433082/BOWDEN,%20EDWARD%20JAMES

♰ Harold Oswald BRAY
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/98867
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1597862/BRAY,%20HAROLD%20OSWALD

Thomas Eli BRAY
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/98912

Ottwell Hope BREMNER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/1002728

Samuel Joseph DEVITT
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/146829

Alfred DROVER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/153456

Audrey Allison DROVER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/759651

Donald Percival Llewelyn DROVER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/804515

Frederick William Hardie DROVER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/153457

Leslie Hazel HALES
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/922956
New Zealand

Robert Galt HALL
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/62199

♰ Richard Alfred HARVEY
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/194587
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1461727/HARVEY,%20RICHARD%20ALFRED

Percival Alfred IRELAND
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/228050

Albert Edwin IVIL
New Zealand

Albert Edwin IVIL
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/929427
New Zealand

Ernest IVIL
New Zealand

Lawrence Stanley IVIL
New Zealand

Thomas IVIL
New Zealand

William George IVIL
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/929428
New Zealand

♰ Leslie JOB
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/232409
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/717499/JOB,%20LESLIE

Percy Frederick JOB
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/232411

Percy James JOB
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/232412

Cornelius KENEALY
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/231767

Leslie KESSELL
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/227763

Thomas LOGAN
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/341283

♰ James McCABE
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/34392


John McKENNA
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/41299

Ada Isobel McPHERSON
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/48317

♰ David James McPHERSON
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/43574/MACPHERSON,%20DAVID%20JAMES

Melville Russell Gifford MOORE
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/967690

Reginald Alfred NORRISH
New Zealand

Vernon Augustus NORRISH
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/1008741
New Zealand

Alfred Edward PEARSON
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/879072

Wilfred Ivan PEARSON
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/1008974
New Zealand

Garnet Maidstone PERMAIN
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/944066

♰ William Edgar RENFREE
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/290815
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399176/RENFREE,%20WILLIAM%20EDGAR

♰ Thomas Albert John ROBERTS
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/298290
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/545426/ROBERTS,%20THOMAS%20ALBERT%20JOHN

James Caleb SPICER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/323253

Samuel Archibald SPICER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/323253

Thomas S SPICER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/323270

Sydney George THOMAS
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/58248

Richard TREMBATH
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/365190

Richard Thomas TREMBATH

Thomas John TREMBATH

♰ William John TROYAHN
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/365966
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/719429/TROYAHN,%20WILLIAM%20JOHN

George Philip WEINHEIMER
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/355355

Albert Harold WHIP
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/358075

Charles Alfred WOOLLEY
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/992210
New Zealand

If you are aware of others in our family who served please let me know.
Poppy graphic from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_British_Legion%27s_Paper_Poppy_-_white_background.jpg