Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Kerr

The first ancestor in my tree is Isabella Kerr.  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 Kerr (1837-1896) Isabella… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Kerr

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

Friday Finds 5 May 2017

Each Friday, I share 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 are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week.  UPDATED Web: UK, Chinese Maritime Customs Service Index, 1854-1950 02/05/2017 California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968… Continue reading Friday Finds 5 May 2017

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – David Clyne from 1870 to his death

David’s son Frederick was born at Burrumbeet (near Ballarat) in 1872, and his daughter Mary Anne Bella was born at Newry (in Gippsland) in 1875 (her name is listed as Mary Anne Bella on her birth entry, but as Jessie Anne Isabella on her death entry).  The following sale appears to be in preparation for… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – David Clyne from 1870 to his death

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Genealogy Sayings in Latin part 2

Here are the translations of my phrases in yesterday’s Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun post. Et omne opus ludere Latin Original phrase in English: All work and no play báisteach ann riamh ach pours sé Irish Original phrase in English: It never rains but it pours Muchas manos hacen trabajo liviano Spanish Original phrase in English:… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Genealogy Sayings in Latin part 2

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Genealogy Sayings in Latin

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) Find some of your favorite sayings, aphorisms, jokes, etc. They can be genealogy-related, or not. 2)  Translate them into Latin using… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Genealogy Sayings in Latin

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Kayser

The ancestor with this surname was Anna Margaretha Kayser.  The ancestral line is: 1 My ex-husband 2 Murray Irwin Willis (1931-1964) 3 Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013) 6 Albert George Casey (1901-1965) 7 Lilah Adela Mulder (1903-1987) 14 Patrick John Theodore Mulder (1861-1940) 15 Elizabeth Theisinger (1865-1918) 30 Jacob Theisinger (1829-1901) 31 Catherine Lepper (1829-1891) 60… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Kayser

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

Friday Finds 28 April 2017

Each Friday, I share 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 are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017 27/04/2017 UPDATED U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017… Continue reading Friday Finds 28 April 2017

My Family History

William Claude Whimpey

Featured image is from: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00600/ (Copyright expired - public domain) Description: Four members of the Australian Field Artillery using an 18 pounder gun in action at Noreuil Valley, during the fight for Bullecourt. Note the empty shell cases right background. Today is Anzac day, and I have therefore decided to write a post about my… Continue reading William Claude Whimpey

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – David Clyne in the 1850s and 1860s

This week, I am featuring articles for an ancestor from my ex-husband’s side of the family, his 2x great grandfather David Clyne (1825-1896).  I had gone through my 2x great grandparents, and, while I did find some articles for them, they were nearly all family notices, so there didn’t seem to be enough detail for… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – David Clyne in the 1850s and 1860s