To my good blogging mates, just a message to let you know I’m only MIA temporarily….well for a few weeks. Over the past two months my mother has sold her long term home and is moving to a retirement unit. Needless to say this is a huge task involving much sorting and packing so my … More Missing in Action
It seems that my uncle Pat Farraher is determined to have his moment in the Sepia Saturday sun. Pat appeared back in Sepia Saturday 166 and today’s topic is tailor-made for him. The World War II nominal roll only gives bare details but it lists Patrick Joseph Farraher enlisting on 15 September 1942 in Enoggera, Brisbane at the … More An army marches on its stomach
The Dry Season in Darwin brings interstate visitors with family links to the Territory and one of the bonuses is that some of them are expert family history presenters. Today we had the privilege of once again hearing Susie Zada, a dynamic and experienced family historian and professional researcher. I first heard Susie speak a … More Visiting speaker to Darwin: Susie Zada. What did I learn?
After the recent blogging drought, I’ve been doing some research into my Dorfprozelten families from Bavaria, with a focus on discoveries from the digitised German newspapers from Google books. Researchers with German ancestry might find today’s posts on my much-neglected From Dorfprozelten to Australia blog worth a read in case they can apply the results to their own … More German migration news: From Dorfprozelten to Australia