Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Harreld (Harrald, Harold)

Last week, I did a post on the surname Harley, and told how I had traced my family back to John Harley and Agnes Moncur.  John and Agnes were married in Longforgan, and their children were also born there.  John’s death certificate had showed that his parents were Robert Harley and Janet Gun (or Cur). … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Harreld (Harrald, Harold)

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Two Degrees of Separation

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 the mission was. 1)  Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with two degrees of separation?  That means "you knew an… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Two Degrees of Separation

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your 2016 Genealogy Education Plans

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.  Last week the mission was 1) What are your genealogy education plans for 2016?  Local society meetings or seminars?  Regional or national conferences?  Weeklong institutes?  Genealogy cruises?  Podcasts?… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your 2016 Genealogy Education Plans

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Harley

This week, the surname I am focusing on is Harley.  This was my paternal grandmother’s surname. My grandmother was Ivy May Harley.  She was born 6 September 1890 at South Melbourne in the Colony of Victoria (Australia).  She married my grandfather John Ernest Whimpey on 22 September 1914 at the Methodist Church in Kilcunda, Victoria,… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Harley

Ancestry.com.au · FindMyPast · Genealogy Tips

Making the most of the Ancestry and FindMyPast free weekend

If you have ancestors/relatives in Australia, the range of databases Ancestry offers that aren’t available for free elsewhere is greater than that of FindMyPast. I decided to test this out by seeing what records were available on FindMyPast and on Ancestry for my maiden name: Whimpey. FindMyPast, in their Census, Land & Surveys section, only… Continue reading Making the most of the Ancestry and FindMyPast free weekend