52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #20 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith

Dorothea was born 3 June 1904 at Boisdale, Victoria, Australia. She was the eldest child of Thomas Smith and Louisa May Clyne[1]. Dorothea grew up in the Maffra area of Gippsland, and later the family moved to Winlaton[2].  The Electoral rolls show from 1925 to 1929 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith was living at Winlaton Mystic… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #20 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith

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