About Me.

A Family Tree researcher for over 30 years and a blogger since 2010, I love to share what I find. This blog has opened up a new way to contact and keep in-touch with both family and friends. It mightn't always be genealogy related and you might not agree with my point of view but I want you to comment, ask questions and look upon this blog as 'friends having a chat'.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Been Busy

Well Christmas is over and I can get down to some very serious family tree research. Yesterday I was able to fill in a Pedigree chart for my youngest child and found several gaps, to explore. Some of the surnames that I am researching are Sigrist, Hudson, Chasmar, Vaughan, Jasper & Abberton. Please contact me if you have any of these names. Who knows we could both find 'missing links'!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Family Research

Brick walls, what fun. I can find 7 registered births for the children of Frederick James Ironside & Martha Amelia Bird, but have just found another child and no registration. Interesting. Looks Like I'll have to get her death certificate.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Sigrist Family

I've been working on my husbands side of the family, mainly his mum's. The Sigrist family are interesting as Christoper Sigrist went to London, married Mary Ann Hudson, had several children and them they all came to Australia, at different times. I'm have a great time tracing them.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Irish Family Tree Research

I had great time, yesterday. I went to a conference, organised by SAG, on Irish Migration to Australia. Good presenters, helpful information, equals good day.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


I've just spent 5 hours doing research at the NSW State Archives, at Kingswood. What a treasure trove of information. I held documents that my 3x great-grandfather signed, when he was insolvent. Had copied letters my grandmother wrote, while she was a teacher. Read probate packets from other branches of my tree. A very exciting day!