Genealogy Search Engines, Internet and Genealogy

The World of Genealogy, It’s a Small World

These days with the internet I have discovered that in the world of genealogy, it’s a small world.   At the touch of a keyboard, you can be searching records from the other side of the world from the comfort of your couch.  Or chatting with a fellow genealogist who turns about to be a…

Loaf of Bread, Australian Convicts, George Brand, Larbert, Stirlingshire

All For a Loaf of Bread

On the first of March 1852, my third great grandfather George Brand was sentenced by the Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, Scotland to 14 years transportation for theft. George lived in Larbert, Scotland with his wife Isabella and their four children. Life in rural Scotland would not have been easy, however, the opening of the Glasgow…

United Kingdom, Birth, Marriage, Death, Genealogy

Family History Holiday – Update 1

As I mentioned about a month ago I am wanting to do a Family History Holiday to the UK in 2018.  Well, last week I realised how close it is actually getting to when I intend to go.  I had done absolutely nothing about booking it so I started to seriously research.  I was asked…

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Today I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas.  At this time of year, we all take time out of our very busy lives to remember what is important to us – family, friends.  The time spent together allows us to recharge and reconnect with our loved ones.   Treasure them…

Orphan Picture, St. Catherine's Convalescent Home, Penn, Wolverhampton, Bennett Clark

Who is in the Photo?

A couple of months ago my mum found a box of old photos.  As the keeper of all things ancestral, she handed them over to me.  What a find!  There were many photos I had never seen before and mostly of my dad.  I had never seen photos of him as a child and the…

Diploma of Family History University of Tasmania

Diploma of Family History – University of Tasmania

I’ve written before about the Diploma of Family History that I have been undertaking at the University of Tasmania.  Well, today I lodged my last assignment to complete the course.  I have now successfully undertaken the required 8 units in order to receive my Diploma.  I have loved this course.  Even as a seasoned genealogist,…

Victorian Woman, Sad, Reflective

The Dilemma

Edith was distraught as she sat on her bed crying wondering what she was to do.  Her sister Mabel came over. “Whatever is the matter, Edith?” In between her sobs, she told Mabel her dilemma.  “I have done something stupid.  Mamma and Papa told me to stay away from that Charles Newman.  They told me…

Book Reviews

Book Review: Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website AUTHOR:  Nancy Hendrickson PUBLICATION DATE:  18th November 2014, Updated 2016 ISBN: 9781440336263 GENRE:  Genealogy, Family History FORMAT: Paperback, eBook – Kindle and Kobo NUMBER OF PAGES:  256 pages I borrowed this as an eBook from my online library but…