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…

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…

Reading by the Fire 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 49 Winter

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 49: Winter

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge for Week 49 is Winter.  Many people at this time of year are preparing for Christmas and the pictures we grew up on show scenes of snow, hot cooked lunch, and Santa.  In Australia it is a vastly different experience. Week 49 – Winter For many in the…

Vintage Pram

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 48: Next to Last

The Week 48 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is Next to Last.  Suggestions for this theme were the next to last ancestor you found or the next to last ancestor on a printout of your ancestors.  I chose to do next to last child. Week 48 – Next to Last Aaron Walker was my…

White Cliffs of Dover 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Thankful

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 47: Thankful

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is Thankful to coincide with Thanksgiving Day in America. Week 47 – Thankful This year after much saving, my children and I were able to travel to England and Scotland.  It was a glorious holiday (except for the car hire company) and we got to see many places…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Random Fact

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 46: Random Fact

This weeks 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is Random Fact.  Again, this was a topic I struggled to come up with, however, I finally thought of something. Week 46 – Random Fact Robert and Edith Matheson lived at 7 Cavendish Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia when their youngest son Robert Hilton Matheson signed up…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 45 Bearded

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 45: Bearded

Each November the amount of facial hair on the males of the population seems to explode, after all it is “Movember”.  This weeks challenge is featuring ancestors who donned a beard.  Some men seem to love the beard, some love the clean shave – the popularity of each seems to change over the years.  Some…