Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Albert George Casey

This week I am featuring articles about my ex-husband’s grandfather Albert George Casey, and his eldest son, who was also called Albert George Casey. The father and son were captured by the Japanese in World War 2, and imprisoned at Changi.  Both survived the war: Albert George Casey (senior) died in 1965, and his son… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Albert George Casey

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Who Is Your “Bad Behavior” Relative

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) Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life? It can be… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Who Is Your “Bad Behavior” Relative

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Forster

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Margaret Forster. The ancestral line is: 1 My ex-husband 2 Murray Irwin Willis (1931-1964) 3 Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013) 4 Thomas Arthur Willis (1900-1957) 5 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith (1904-1979) 10 Thomas Smith (1873-1935) 11 Louisa May Clyne (1881-1949) 22 David Clyne (1825-1896) 23 Isabella… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Forster

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 24 February 2017

For the last couple of years, I have been setting up posts about the new and updated collections at Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch.  From time to time, I have noticed posts on the blogs I follow about new (and not so new) records online, and I have not been keeping track of them. I’ve therefore… Continue reading Friday Finds 24 February 2017

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1850s

For this week’s Trove Tuesday, I am featuring articles about my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey, and his wife Margaret Price, and Joseph’s brother John. In a previous post, I showed that the two brothers had gone to Australia in 1846.  Joseph and his family returned to Victoria, while John remained in Adelaide.  The following… Continue reading Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1850s

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun -Where Did You Go To School?

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) Michael John Neill started an interesting Facebook meme - when and where did you go to school?   2)  Tell us in a… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun -Where Did You Go To School?

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 17 February 2017

For the last couple of years, I have been setting up posts about the new and updated collections at Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch.  From time to time, I have noticed posts on the blogs I follow about new (and not so new) records online, and I have not been keeping track of them. I’ve therefore… Continue reading Friday Finds 17 February 2017

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Wilfred Palmer Marr

Last week, I featured articles about the Whimpey family, so this week, I’ll be looking at another branch of the family. The next person, when working through my tree systematically, was my paternal grandmother, Ivy May Harley.  Although I found some articles for Ivy Harley, I couldn’t be sure any of them were for my… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Wilfred Palmer Marr

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Cooper

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Alice Cooper. The ancestral line is: 1 My ex husband 2 Murray Irwin Willis (1931-1964) 3 Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013) 4 Thomas Arthur Willis (1900-1957) 5 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith (1904-1979) 8 Thomas Matthew Willis (1869-1945) 9 Elizabeth Hansen (1880-1969) 16 George Willis (1828-1904) 17… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Cooper