52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #12 William John Reeves

I already had the death and marriage certificates for William. His death certificate showed he died 4 September 1888 at Narrigal in the District of Talbot and Amherst in the Colony of Victoria, and he was buried 7 September 1888 at the Majorca Cemetery[1]. His marriage certificate showed he married Mary Gill on 3 August… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #12 William John Reeves

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52 Ancestors #9 Tobias Jensen

My “ancestor” this week isn’t an ancestor, but was the husband of Johanna Hansen, the sister of my husband’s great grandmother, Elizabeth Hansen.  The relationship to my ex-husband is: Last week, I did a post about the census collections for Norway.  Since Tobias was born in Norway, and I hadn’t yet used Norwegian records, I… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #9 Tobias Jensen

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52 Ancestors #8 Maria Louisa Doyle

Maria Louisa Doyle was born 17 January 1847, and christened 8 February 1847 at Birmingham St Phillip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England She came to Australia with her parents on the “Great Britain”, arriving in Victoria in August 1862.  On the 17 April 1865, she married Thomas Henry Russell in Buninyong.  They had 10 children. I found… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #8 Maria Louisa Doyle

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52 Ancestors #4 Albert George Casey

As part of my genealogy do-over, I checked Newspapers.com for any articles about Albert George Casey.  The one result was an article from The Age 23 March 1956.  Since The Age is a Publisher Extra article, I then looked for the article in the Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 collection at Ancestry.com. The following is… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #4 Albert George Casey

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52 Ancestors #3 Alexander Alexander Harley

Alexander married Henrietta Louisa Russell on 25 August 1888.  They lived for the first few years in a house Alexander owned at 33 Hambleton Street, South Melbourne.  The new documents I found for Alexander include the South Melbourne Rate books. These show in 1889, Alexander Harley was the owner/occupier of 33 Hambleton Street South Melbourne. … Continue reading 52 Ancestors #3 Alexander Alexander Harley