Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – the Smith family of Valencia Creek

In preparing my post, Blogging from A to Z - V is for Valencia Creek, I came across some family notices for the family for events that didn't actually occur in Valencia Creek, so I decided to use these for my Trove Tuesday post this week.  The first is the death notice for James Smith. James… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – the Smith family of Valencia Creek

Amaneunsis Monday

Amaneunsis Monday – Obituary of Thomas Smith

Since 1996, since I first started using a personal computer,l I have been transcribing all my genealogy documents into Microsoft Word. For some time now, I have noticed the Amaneunsis Monday posts on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog.  Since I wanted to start new series of posts this year, I decided to read up more about what Amaneunsis… Continue reading Amaneunsis Monday – Obituary of Thomas Smith

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2015) #24 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme.  This week’s topic was “Heirloom”.  What heirloom do you treasure? Who gave it to you? What heirloom do you wish you had? There was one family heirloom… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #24 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #48 Thomas Mansfield Smith

This week, I have chosen one of my husband’s ancestors, Thomas Mansfield Smith. Nearly all the records I have found for him list him simply as Thomas Smith. Thomas was born 9 November 1873 at Avonshire, in the colony of Victoria.   Avon Shire was an area between Sale and Bairnsdale, and the main town… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #48 Thomas Mansfield Smith

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2015) #11 Dora Mansfield

This week’s theme is Luck of the Irish.  This week, I have decided to use one of my husband’s Irish ancestors, Dora Mansfield. Dora Mansfield married James Smith on 26 February 1873 at Nuntin in the colony of Victoria.  Her marriage certificate showed she was 24 years old, and had been born in Tralee, Ireland,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #11 Dora Mansfield

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #10 Anthony William Smith

This week’s topic is “stormy weather”.  When thinking of stormy weather in Australia, we don’t think of blizzards and tornados (in fact, we get very little snow at all).  In fact, we don’t really think so much of stormy weather, but of extreme weather – droughts, floods, bush fires – but we do get an… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #10 Anthony William Smith