My Family History

Lynda Carol Whimpey – The sister I never knew

Lynda Carol Whimpey was born 17 January 1957 at the Royal Women’s Hospital, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia[1]. She was the third daughter born to Ivon Walter Whimpey and Edith Jean Marr.  She also had 2 half-sisters, from her father's first marriage. Her family were living at 5 Power Street, Balwyn, when Lynda was admitted to… Continue reading Lynda Carol Whimpey – The sister I never knew

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – How My Grandparents Met

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) Do you know how, when and where your parents met? 2)  Please tell the family story in your own blog post, in a… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – How My Grandparents Met

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – #1 John Ernest Whimpey

A couple of years ago, I participated in this challenge.  Now that I am doing my genealogy do-over, I have decided to restart this challenge, and to share the additional records and information I have found for my ancestors. This week, I am looking at my grandfather, John Ernest Whimpey.  I ended up adding some… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – #1 John Ernest Whimpey

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 – Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)

Over the last couple of months, I have been featuring articles about the Whimpey family each decade. This week I was due to do the 1880s, but I found that, although there were 340 articles, most of them were advertisements.  I couldn’t find any articles that I found interesting enough to share.  Then in the… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)