I use both Ancestry and Find My Past because they use different search algorithms so that what you can’t find on one site you may find on the other and they also have some unique data sets too. My Find My Past subscription is due so I checked the subscription prices for findmypast.com.au, findmypast.com and … [Read more…]
I found an old photo album at a market today and on looking through it realised that my Mum may know the family pictured therein. I bought it with the hope of returning it to a family member. The album belonged to a Miss Elizabeth Rachel Cornell and Mum and my Grandma both worked for … [Read more…]
There are three daughters of Edward George Clerk for whom I haven’t been able to ascertain the mother. They are Mary Emily Clerk 1838, Susan Bundarra Clerk 1839 and Anna Maria Clerk 1840. From what I’ve been able to determine they were all born in New South Wales, Australia. Edward George Clerk was born in Somerset, … [Read more…]
What’s the most unusual newspaper article you’ve found on Trove? Did it relate to one of your ancestors? This one isn’t about any of my ancestors but it definitely tops my list of unusual articles at the moment. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136318278 It was published in The World’s News, Sydney on 22 April 1950. What an awful way … [Read more…]
I’ve been using the Linux operating system on my desktop pcs and laptops since about 2002. I used to administer Linux systems and a network as well as building computers and teaching computing using the Linux operating system. Now I’m more of an ‘end user’. There are many flavours of Linux operating system. I’m currently … [Read more…]
My second grandson, Ilijah Leon, was born on Thursday 24 July at 8:05AM. He weighed 8lbs. I’m not including a photo because Mum and Dad don’t want a lot of photos online. He’s just as gorgeous as his big brother Josiah and looks very similar to him too.