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'.

Friday, 25 February 2011

My Day

I have just spent some time with a friend helping them sort stuff out and I became very adapt at using the shredder. I have to write a report, for tomorrow and I keep putting it off.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


I've just been making inquires about meeting a friend at a local library, to do some research  and the response I got was wonderful.  When I mentioned Family Research, the lady outlined what they had, including a coffee machine and that they had local family history people there to help out. Boy the difference from when I first started to now is amazing.

Friday, 11 February 2011

What I've been doing

I just love family tree research, finding new information, meeting new people, breaking that brick wall. This week I've organised to meet a fellow researcher on the Abberton line, made contact with someone looking for Vaughan's and went to The Police & Justice Museum.
  The museum is interesting, if only to look at  Sydney's violent past and is does have some research material.

I'm very impressed with the research center of the Australian War Memorial. The documents I ordered arrived on CD Rom, not paper and they were scanned with a white sheet behind each page, (the paper was so thin). Well done to them. Now to get more done.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Well Sydney has just broken a record that has stood for 150 years! 6 days of temperatures in the mid to high 30's. Bong, we got to 41!
I've been trying to organise all my family tree information and have come to the conclusion that it all won't fit in to 1 drawer. My 4 drawer filing cabinet  now has 3 drawers, 1 for each of the family groups and then 1 for the other stuff.
How do you organise your information? Helpful hints welcome.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Research, so many questions,

I've sent days sorting information, trying to get things organised, but keep finding other bits, that take me of on tangents. I don't mind tangents, but I have to get organised! I'm reading the National Archives file on the Mummell Post Office and trying to get it in date order. When they copied it it has come out in reverse date order.  Looking for families, who lived in the Mummell area between 1850 and 1900. Anyone out there?