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…]

Friday Faces

This is the only photo I have of William.  Here are some earlier posts about William Henry Scadden- http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2010/08/william-henry-scadden/ http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2010/09/william-henry-scadden-2/ http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2010/12/mappy-monday/ The Scaddens lived at Houghton in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.  It is a beautiful area.

What Kind of Genealogist Are You?

I came across this fun blog post, What Kind of Genealogist Are You?,  today on Facebook via Gould Genealogy. My husband and I are very different genealogists. I love research. I love the challenge of the hunt, the mystery waiting to be solved. I’ll research anyone’s ancestry just to have the thrill of following the … [Read more…]

Gustav Ferdinand Buring

It was only because I noticed a Mr G. Buring listed on the passenger list, at the South Australian Maritime Museum, for the Princess Louise that I found my 3x great uncle Gustav Ferdinand Buring. He wasn’t listed on any other passenger lists that I had found. In finding Gustav I was then able to … [Read more…]