Protect Our Cemeteries

When you’re next on a cemetery ramble please let the office or local council know if you see any graves which have significant damage, overgrowth of trees, weeds etc. We need to speak up to protect our cemeteries. This is important the world over as more cemeteries are falling into disrepair, there is greater vandalism … [Read more…]

Mary Plunkett – Continued

In my last post http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2017/04/mary-plunkett-read-carefully/, I wrote about my 2x great grandmother Mary Plunkett.  The passenger list that I found is breaking down the brick wall which was Mary. Things I have found: Mary’s siblings – Ann, Luke, James, Susan, Rose, Catherine, Christopher Mary’s parents – Thomas Plunkett and Ann Daly Family possibly from County Cavan, … [Read more…]

Baptism Record

Whilst doing some research for someone else today I was thrilled to find this baptism record because it gave more clues than just the baptism and I haven’t seen one with this extra information before. On the second row from left to right it has the date of birth, 5 Feb 1865, date of baptism … [Read more…]

River Torrens In Flood

Not far from where I live in Felixstow, South Australia is the River Torrens.  I have always loved rivers and spent many hours watching the River Murray when I lived at Murray Bridge.  The recent flooding in South Australia has provided for some interesting viewing and photography.  I’m no great photographer and I use my … [Read more…]

Wheal Watkins

Wheal Watkins is an old lead and silver mine in the Adelaide Hills of South Australian near Glen Osmond.  I went to an open day on Sunday held by the Burnside Historical Society.  Dave Monceaux was the knowledgeable guide who gave us a surface tour.   You can go in a couple of metres to … [Read more…]