Port Pirie Grain Silos

This photograph, taken from the top of the bulk-loading gantry of the wharf, shows the last-minute preparations that are being made prior to the commencement of the “big pour” on Monday. This week I’ve been trying to find out the history of the Port Pirie, South Australia grain silos.  I found the above newspaper cutting … [Read more…]

Google Search By Image

I’ve been scanning and sorting more of my Dad’s photos and I wanted to see if there were any photos of a taxi similar to his online. This is where Google’s search by image function comes in handy.        

Deutsche Weihnachtslieder, German Christmas Carols

I’ve written here before about my love for Christmas Carols.  I remember my Mum would often play her Vienna Boys Choir Christmas Carols record at Christmas.  I’ve been reminiscing with some Youtube videos today.     Did you listen to Christmas music from your ancestor’s native land growing up? Do you still listen to it … [Read more…]

Google Indoor Maps-King Charles’ House

I obviously missed the announcement from Google that they were now providing indoor maps as I got such a pleasant surprise when I was searching for the birth place of a client’s ancestor.  I had the house name, King Charles’ House, New Street, Worcester, Worcestershire from an obituary and from census records so I looked … [Read more…]

The Time Travellers’ Picnic

I went to the Time Travellers’ Picnic again today, last year I went as a hippy.  This year I chose Doctor Who and based my costume on Tom Baker’s Doctor who I watched growing up.     O to have my own TARDIS so that I could go back and observe my family through time and also … [Read more…]