My current “Top 5” favourite family history sites

It’s been a bit of a blogging drought here lately as I’ve prepared for two big Zoom presentations – one at the Genealogy Society of Queensland’s Irish Seminar Day and the other a presentation and practical display of blogging for genealogy at Queensland Family History Society. Then there’s been the launch of ANZ Ancestry Time … More My current “Top 5” favourite family history sites

Tips for German research

Following on my presentation today as part of National Family History Month and hosted by Caloundra Family History Research Inc, I’m listing some research options. German Newspapers can be searched: https://digipress.digitale-sammlungen.de/search/simple With more difficulty through Google Books (not newspapers): https://books.google.com.au/ My tips for searching can be reviewed in this blog post: https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2012/10/23/searching-german-newspapersbooks/ https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2019/05/31/finding-the-fass-in-bavarian-papers/ My Dorfprozelten … More Tips for German research

Trove Tuesday: Thanksgiving Day in Brisbane 1942

The Battle of Brisbane or “Celebrating” Thanksgiving Day 1942 Thanksgiving Day 1942 must have seemed so very strange for the American forces stationed in Brisbane. Not only were they away from their families on what is possibly the most important family date on the American calendar, but the world around them would have felt so … More Trove Tuesday: Thanksgiving Day in Brisbane 1942