I’m beginning an interesting journey to research and publish articles about my 1st cousin 3x removed Blanka Buring. Blanka is the sister of well known Australian wine expert Leo Buring. There are many, many websites, articles, books etc about Leo but very little about Blanka or her sisters Meta and Edelgarde. My main focus at … [Read more…]
30 January 1924 Brighton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Meta and Edel Buring were swimming when they got into difficulties. Meta Caroline and Edelgarde Adele Buring are my first cousins 3x removed.
I’ve been doing some more research into James’ life and rather than do a whole new blog post with links to this one I thought it would be easier to understand if I put the updates in a different coloured font here. James Wigley is my 4x great grandfather. There are some family stories about James … [Read more…]
Update: Since writing this blog post back in June 2012 I have since found out that my maternal Auntie’s husband is descended from William Thomas Oke who was at William Chapman’s funeral, they may have even been friends. If anyone else has any information to add please leave a comment here or send me a … [Read more…]
I recently started working on my own family tree again instead of just working on other peoples’. I’ve set aside Tuesday nights for this purpose when I attend a local family history group. I hadn’t got anywhere with researching Mary Plunkett, my 2x great grandmother, for a number of years. I knew that she married … [Read more…]
In Western Australia’s Karrakatta cemetery as well as Payneham Cemetery in Adelaide, South Australia and other cemeteries across Australia, headstones are being removed and grave sites re-used. I’ve written about the destruction of headstones at Payneham cemetery previously; https://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2012/04/removal-of-headstones-payneham-cemetery-south-australia/ What Can Be Done About It? Sandra Playle has started a petition asking the Western Australian government … [Read more…]