Last week, I shared a letter I found on Trove written by my grandmother, Ivy May Harley’s sister, Edna Winifred Harley. While going back through my notes, I remembered I also had found a letter written by their eldest brother, Harrie Alexander Harley. Hazel Glen Kilcunda June 1900. Dear Cinderella. – Seeing no letters from… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Harrie Alexander Harley
Reverse name order In searching for my uncle on FamilySearch, I couldn’t find an entry for him, but I knew I had already found his entry on BillionGraves, so his entry should’ve come up on FamliySearch, since they have indexes to BillionGraves memorials. And then I remembered why I couldn’t find it – because the… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips – Other options for searching names
Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1) Jen on Auntie Jen's Family Trees posted "Throwback Thursday Favorite Toys"on 23 January, and Linda S. thought it would make a good SNGF topic. I agree!… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Favorite Toys as a Child
I’ve been researching my family history for nearly 30 years now, and I’ve never used a research log or journal. I watched the Legacy Family Tree Webinar New Tools and Ideas in Research, and he suggested that you should keep a research journal. I also noticed that Geoff Rasmussen talks about his research journal in… Continue reading Should you use research logs or journals?
Each Friday, I have been sharing the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the New and Updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. NEW Bad Doberan, Germany, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1876-1981 22/01/2020 UPDATED Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014… Continue reading Friday Finds 24 Jan 2020
At this stage, I am still focusing on websites that are free to search with records from Victoria, Australia. I started with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and then looked at websites with newspapers. The next type of record I use are cemetery records. The first site I use to find cemetery records… Continue reading Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch
If you can't find an entry that you believe should be in a collection, try browsing the collection, or at least narrow your search to just a surname. I had a funeral notice for one of dad's cousins, Ivy Henrietta White, nee Harley, which indicated she was buried at Warragul Lawn Cemetery. When I searched… Continue reading Tuesdays Tips – Browse collections
I am currently researching my grandmother’s siblings, and while searching for articles on Trove for them I came across this letter written by my grandmother's sister, Edna Winifred Harley. From Edna Harley (Hazel Glen, Woolamai, V.) – “Dear ‘Patience,’ – I will be 17 in July, so I won’t have long to write now. I… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Edna Winifred Harley
Last week I reviewed some of the Australian collections on My Heritage. It wasn’t long before I needed to start looking into overseas records, since my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Sharp, was born in Yorkshire, England. I knew she was on the 1861 England Census, since the family arrived in Australia in 1863, and she… Continue reading My Heritage Review part 2
Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1) The 1950 United States Census release to the public is just over two years away (on 1 April 2022). 2) Who in your… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Where Were Your Ancestral Families in the 1950 US Census?