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)

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Who Is Your “Bad Behavior” Relative

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) Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life? It can be… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Who Is Your “Bad Behavior” Relative

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1850s

For this week’s Trove Tuesday, I am featuring articles about my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey, and his wife Margaret Price, and Joseph’s brother John. In a previous post, I showed that the two brothers had gone to Australia in 1846.  Joseph and his family returned to Victoria, while John remained in Adelaide.  The following… Continue reading Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1850s

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Ivon Walter Whimpey

Because it has been difficult to decide who to write about each week, I've decided to work through the family systematically. The first person is therefore my dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey. When I searched for “Ivon Whimpey” (in quotation marks) there were only 2 results, so I decided to expand to search for Ivon Whimpey (without… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Ivon Walter Whimpey