Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Ivon Walter Whimpey

Because it has been difficult to decide who to write about each week, I've decided to work through the family systematically. The first person is therefore my dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey. When I searched for “Ivon Whimpey” (in quotation marks) there were only 2 results, so I decided to expand to search for Ivon Whimpey (without… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Ivon Walter Whimpey

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Three 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’s mission was:  1)  Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with three degrees of separation?  That means "you knew an ancestor,… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Three Degrees of Separation

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Casey

I already wrote about my mother in law, Shirley Patricia Casey, in my post Surname Saturday – Casey on 17 December 2016. Shirley’s father was Albert George Casey Albert George Casey was born 14 March 1901 at 83 Raleigh Street, Windsor, Victoria, Australia.  He was the illegitimate son of Florence Casey, formerly Laver. He married Lilah… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Casey · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 27 January 2017

The following are the new (and not so new) resources and tools I have found this week. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at this week Web: Cass County, North Dakota, Divorce Index, 1878-1943 24/01/2017 Province of Gerona, Spain, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 23/01/2017 UPDATED Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968 19/01/2017 Jersey, Church of England Deaths and Burials,… Continue reading Friday Finds 27 January 2017

Latest research

Elizabeth Slawson – an update

On 21st December 2016 I wrote the post Latest research – Elizabeth Slawson.  I had found a possible marriage for Elizabeth, and sent for the marriage certificate, to see who her father was listed as.  Today, I received the certificate. Elizabeth Slawson, age 21, spinster, servant, married Thomas Hensman Knibbs on 7 April 1863.  Her father… Continue reading Elizabeth Slawson – an update

Latest research

Latest research – Walter Grieve Williamson

The article for yesterday’s Trove Tuesday post had mentioned Elizabeth Clyne’s daughter, Mrs. Margaret Williamson.  This reminded me that I still haven’t been able to find out what happened to Margaret’s husband, Walter Grieve Williamson.  Walter and Margaret’s youngest child was born in 1862 in the Ballarat area, so I narrowed my search to Ballarat… Continue reading Latest research – Walter Grieve Williamson