52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

52 Ancestors #24 Father’s Day/ Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – What Did Your Father Love to Do?

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 the mission was: 1) It's Father's Day in the USA on Sunday, so let's talk about our fathers. 2)  What did your father… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #24 Father’s Day/ Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – What Did Your Father Love to Do?

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · Trove Tuesday

52 Ancestors #15/Trove Tuesday – Taxes

The topic for week 15 was Taxes, but, since tax records aren’t available here in Australia, and I haven’t come across any while researching the branches of the family from the United States, I decided to turn to Trove, and to make this 52 Ancestor’s post a Trove Tuesday post as well. While searching Trove… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #15/Trove Tuesday – Taxes

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52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

The person I would invite to dinner would be my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price (1815-1901). The marriage certificate for Margaret and my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey lists her father as John Price, a farmer.  Her son, Isaac’s birth certificate lists her birthplace as Merthyr Kinnock, Brecknockshire (or Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire), and her year… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

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52 Ancestors #2 Favourite Photo – William Whimpey (1789-1870)

I have chosen as my favourite photo the one for my 3x great grandfather, William Whimpey. William Wimpey was born 5 May 1789 in Frome, Somerset, England[1], and baptized 27 March 1790 at Frome St John[2].  He was the fourth child of Joseph Wimpey and Rebekah Dredge. A family group sheet for William and Elizabeth,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #2 Favourite Photo – William Whimpey (1789-1870)

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52 Ancestors #1 Start – Isaac Whimpey (1827-1912)

Amy Johnson Crow on her website has introduced a new series of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  Although I did start a 52 Ancestors series last year, I have decided to abandon that series, and start from scratch for the new year. For this first post, the topic is Start.  This is appropriate… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #1 Start – Isaac Whimpey (1827-1912)

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52 Ancestors #22 Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)

Last week I finished the grandparents for my ex-husband and I, so this week I am starting with my great grandparents.  The first great grandparent is my great grandfather, Joseph Whimpey. Joseph was born 10 January 1848 at Mount Barker, in South Australia.   He was the son of Joseph Whimpey and Margaret Price. By 1851,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #22 Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)

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