Waves in Time Genealogy Conference

Waves in Time Conference

Over the weekend I attended the Waves in Time, Family and Local History Conference held in beautiful Caloundra.  I made a family weekend of it and rented a home through Airbnb with my children and their friends spending the days at the beach.  In the evenings we went out to eat at local restaurants.  It…

Queens Park Maryborough

Maryborough – A Day of Exploring

On Saturday afternoon following on from attending the House Histories seminar I had to drive to Maryborough for my son to attend a training day on Sunday.  To say I had a big weekend and was exhausted by the time we got home on Sunday evening would be an understatement.  However, it was an awesome…

7 Killarney Street Yeronga Corley Explorer House Histories

House Histories

On Saturday I attended a House Histories seminar hosted but the Brisbane History Group at State Library of Queensland.  It was an interesting and informative day of talks.  I have learned so much about researching houses in Brisbane.  I even came away with a book! Shhhh don’t tell my son. Caylie Jeffery – Under the…

Bletchley Park Grounds

Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

Have you ever seen the movie the Imitation Game?  Have you ever wondered how and where computing truly started?  Have you heard of Bletchley Park?  When we started planning our UK trip my computer nerd brother said to me, you need to go to Bletchley Park, it’s the birthplace of computing.  It sounded more like…

Scottish Highlands

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Scottish Highlands

Over the weekend I attended a seminar at the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) on Tracing Your Ancestors in the Scottish Highlands.  The presenter was   Graeme Mackenzie, a historian with a Masters Degree from the University of Cambridge.1  He is also the Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies (of Scotland) and…

The Kelpies, Falkirk 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Thankful

The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

On our recent trip to the UK we encountered many people and saw many beautiful places.  We stayed in Airbnb accommodation for the entire trip and I love that in most locations you do get to meet your hosts.  They have a wealth of local knowledge and you can often find out about great places…

Black Country Living Museum Village Street

Black Country Living Museum – Dudley, Birmingham

Finally I am getting around to reviewing some of the great places we visited in the UK last September.  One of my absolute favourites was the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, Birmingham.  My cousin Helen took us for this day of adventure and it was amazing even with the rain that accompanied our trip….

2019 New Years Resolutions 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 52: Resolutions

We are heading into another new year, 2018 is behind us, and as usual it has gone quickly.  The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this week is fittingly Resolutions. Week 52 – Resolutions I will admit I had much greater aspirations for my genealogy and blogging in 2018.  It started out well, I was…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Nice

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 51: Nice

The Week 51 Challenge in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Nice to continue the Christmas theme as this day rapidly approaches. Week 51 – Nice I am wanting to be grateful for this weeks topic because I met so many “nice” people this year. I am grateful that we were able to celebrate my…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Naughty

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 50: Naughty

As we head into Christmas, children around the world are worrying whether they will end up on Santa’s naughty list.  Fittingly the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge this week is Naughty. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 50: Naughty All of us at some point have done something naughty.  Most of the time…