Elsie Minnie Ironside was born 21 May 1892, to Maude Kidney
and her husband Edgar Bird Ironside.
Elsie was my husband’s grandmother.
How she met her future husband isn’t known but as they both
lived and grew up in the Paddington area, I can only presume that they either
met at the local church or the Paddington Town Hall. (Things we should have
asked Mum about.)
The Bridal Party.
Alf Tobin (friend), Violet Ironside (sister), Frederick Sigrist, Elsie Ironside, Lilly Sigrist (sister), Norman Ironside (brother).
Elsie and Frederick Charles Sigrist married in 5 April 1919
at St Michael’s Church of England, Flinders Street, Surry Hills.
Elsie’s occupation was given as Saleswoman and Frederick’s a Telephone
Mechanic. It was this occupation that would kill him, but you will have to wait
until September to find out why.
Elsie and Frederick were blessed with two daughters, Edna
May born 1920 and Joan Violet born 1929. The little family settled in Fairmount
Street Lakemba, in a modest tw…
At 10.00am on Friday 9 March 2018, at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, began, with three concurrent sessions. And the choices were difficult, with a very varied range of topics.
A1, was my first choice, with Jill Ball's Beaut Blogs: ideas for tarting up Geneablogs. What a fantastic session it was! Jill has such enthusiasm, for blogging that she really engaged her audience, especially as she used some parts of other bloggers, blogs.
This was followed by a break and a chance to catch-up with friends, there only for the day.
Back into the room and I attended the talk from the National Archives of Australia about Linking the Obscure. Very interesting, lots of useful information.
Lunch and a quick dash outside for a photo of those, who are doing or have done the University of Tasmania course, then I filled in on the Guild of …
I'm now in the same spot on the family tree that my parents were for my children and my grandparents were for me. I'm someone's ANCESTOR!
I've been 'doing the family tree' for over 30 years and hadn't really thought about my place on that tree. Yes I'm there; firstly as Matthew and Lilian's daughter; and as Arthur, Eveline, Thomas and Louisa's granddaughter but that was all.
Today we celebrate our youngest grandchild's third birthday and it made me stop and think. Wow! I'm an ANCESTOR! It is a bit scary as I don't feel old enough to be that but my age tells me otherwise.
So where are you on your family tree? Still a descendant or have you reached ancestor status?