16 Aug 2017
August 16, 2017

Discarded Chinese Heritage

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My grandfather left me a small blue bottle that has Chinese characters embossed on it. He showed this item to me a few years prior to his passing. At the time I thought he was indicating that this would be mine when the time came because I was the only family member who was interested.. read more →

Hot off the press

Satisfaction and a sense of achievement is what I felt when I held a copy of my publication for the first time. Family history writing is like that. After many years of research that ramped up towards the end, the compilation was complete. Thanks, in part goes to the 150 plus members of our Facebook.. read more →

05 Jul 2017
July 5, 2017

Family Reunion Success

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There has never been a headstone on the grave of my great great grandmother Anastasia Maher. This didn’t seem right for a woman who raised 13 children under difficult circumstances and who paved the way for future generations of the Maher clan.  Something had to be done about it. As well as writing Anastasia’s amazing.. read more →

29 May 2015
May 29, 2015

Hospital Records

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Hospital Records – when to use discretion? If you are lucky enough to have access to historical hospital records you will know that they can provide a really interesting insight into the health and wellbeing of your ancestors. The ailments and injuries they endured, when placed in historical context offer a focal point for thought.. read more →

22 Apr 2015
April 22, 2015

Annie Kane

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Anastasia Maher

Is Annie Kane and Anastasia Maher the same woman? When to admit your line of inquiry might be incorrect. Sometimes in your research you find information about your ancestors that is so compelling and intriguing that you run with it no matter how loosely it is verified or how circumstantial it is. When you analyse.. read more →