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

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52 Ancestors #19 Thomas Arthur Willis

This week, I am continuing to work my way systematically through my ancestors, and my ex-husband's.  Last week I wrote about my maternal grandmother, Edith Meriden Docwra, so this week I am writing about my ex-husband's paternal grandfather, Thomas Arthur Willis. I usually post these on a Monday, but I am late this week. Thomas… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #19 Thomas Arthur Willis

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52 Ancestors #2 Shirley Patricia Casey

I wrote about Shirley in my post 52 Ancestors #28 Shirley Patricia Casey.  In this post, I had listed the locations where Shirley had lived, which I obtained from the copies of the electoral rolls on microfiche at the State Library of Victoria. In my genealogy do-over I found a record that gave another residence… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #2 Shirley Patricia Casey

Amaneunsis Monday

Amaneunsis Monday – Edith Copland obituary

The third document in my family history file is the obituary, in memoriam notices and tribute for Edith Annie Copland, nee Willis.  Edith was the sister of my ex-husband’s grandfather Thomas Arthur Willis. OBITUARY EDITH A. COPLAND Quite a gloom was cast over the Lake Charm District when it was made known that Mrs Edith… Continue reading Amaneunsis Monday – Edith Copland obituary

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #28 Shirley Patricia Casey

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 theme was “Road Trip”. Any epic “road trips” in your family tree? Which ancestor do you want to take a road trip… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #28 Shirley Patricia Casey

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 (2015) #23 Thomas Matthew Willis and Elizabeth Hansen

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 theme is “Wedding”.  June is time for weddings. Write about a June bride in your family or highlight a favorite wedding photo. Maybe… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #23 Thomas Matthew Willis and Elizabeth Hansen