I’m not a great one for lists and New Year’s resolutions so I didn’t formalise what I wanted to do at the start of 2011. This may have been a mistake because there have been times when I felt I’ve swirled along without a clear direction whereas I’m usually fairly good at being task-oriented when … More 2011: the Genie year in review: SLOBR
The topic for Week 52 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Advice. Do you have any advice for future generations who may be researching your family? Reflecting on my own experiences over 25 years of family history research, what advice would I give to someone researching our … More 52 weeks of personal genealogy & history: Week 52: Advice to future researchers of my families.
As people go back to work and family return to their homes, I think we can declare Christmas 2011 over for the Cass Mob. The fridge has some space in it, the wine rack has been decimated, Cyclone Grant averted in Darwin, and everything is getting back to normal, including the grandchildren’s excitement levels. To our … More Christmas Memories 2011
Today is my second anniversary of blog-writing. It’s been a fascinating journey and one which has taken me on a different path from what I originally anticipated. When I began I wanted to share information on “my” Dorfprozelten immigrants, try to attract anyone with Broadford or East Clare ancestry and share some of my family … More Second anniversary of my blog – sharing and learning in community with other genies around the world.
The topic for Week 51 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Holiday Events. Where did your family gather for the Christmas as a child? Which family members and friends attended the event? I talked a little about this in an earlier post about holiday travel. When I … More 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 51 – Holiday events.
Happy Christmas to all my readers wherever you are. I wish you health and happiness today and lots of wonderful genealogy discoveries in 2012. Today I’m sharing with you some photos from our drive around Darwin and Palmerston looking at the Christmas lights. This display in Leanyer was the first we saw and was gorgeous….kids were … More Happy Christmas to all! Christmas lights celebration Darwin 2011
How did you, your family or your ancestors spend Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve is an interesting day because depending on which day it falls can affect what happens for much of the day. Unless Christmas was on a Sunday, Christmas Eve has usually been spent at work and as this was a peak admin workload … More Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: 24th December – Christmas Eve
The topic for Week 50 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Holiday gifts. Describe any memorable Christmas gifts you received as a child. As I was travelling I missed posting on the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories on 10th December when the topic was Christmas Gifts: What … More 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 50: Gift giving, Secret Santa and Kiva
Do you have a special memory of a first Christmas present from a sweetheart? How did you spend your first Christmas together? Any Christmas engagements or weddings among your ancestors? The Christmas season has been pretty unpopular as a marriage time for those on my family trees: probably because it’s just too hot here, but … More Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: 23rd December 2011 – Christmas Sweetheart Memories
Did your family visit the cemetery at Christmas? How did your family honour deceased family members at Christmas? Our family didn’t visit the cemetery at Christmas nor was any mention made of family members who died around this time. I guess when family members die at this time, the ones remaining just want to reflect … More Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: 22nd December 2011 – Christmas and Deceased Relatives