It’s common in the genealogy world to talk about the excitement of chasing BSOs – those bright shiny objects that can assist us with our research, or occasionally, just distract us. However, I find myself wondering if we are all “on the same page” when we’re talking about them, or do we each have our own special interpretation. Is … More What is a BSO in genealogy?
The phone by the bed rang that Tuesday night around 10:25pm, just as we were going to sleep. “A plane has crashed into the World Trade Centre” said our Brisbane daughter’s voice. “What??” “Just go and turn the TV on”. As we scurried downstairs to turn on CNN, we tried to process her statement. It … More Reflections on an historic event
This is a combined post for Family Tree Frog’s National Family History Month blog challenge thinking on our genealife in lockdown. I don’t know about you, but downsizing, sorting and clearing “stuff” has definitely been a theme for me. Over the past few years, I’ve been confronted by the same choices many of us are … More How do you decide?
The Family Tree Frog, aka Alex, has challenged us to share our genealives in lockdown as part of National Family History Month. In past posts I’ve commented on some of the things that have occupied my mind over the past 18 months. Today’s post will be more of a snapshot of life overall, rather than … More My Genealife in Lockdown (or not)
Each weekend in August Aussie genealogy bloggers are participating in Family Tree Frog’s National Family History Month blog challenge. The topic is Genealife in Lockdown and I’ve chosen to be very liberal and lateral in my interpretation. As I mentioned last week, one topic occupying many minds in the last 18 months has been travel … More Istanbul, Sepia Saturday & NFHM
One of the big themes emerging from the past 18 months has been the general sense that people have missed the opportunity to travel for adventure, pleasure or to visit family and friends. Having a vaccine passport is seen as a big step forward towards returning to that big Aussie love: travel. Meanwhile many have … More Covid and Travel Dreaming
This is a combined post for Family Tree Frog’s National Family History Month blog challenge and Geneamusing’s Saturday Night Fun on Favourite Aunts. When I see my grandchildren’s close relationships with their cousins, and hear of the tight links others have with cousins, I’m a tad jealous of those bonds. With families geographically dispersed, and … More Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Last night’s ANZ Ancestry Time chat on Twitter was informative and it’s always interesting to see what people have discovered in their research. Our topic was Church, Parish and Other Religious Records, a topic close to my heart. I’m a particular fan of visiting church archives to find what records they hold – and are … More Church, Parish and Religious Records
Once again I’m singing along (badly) with the Supremes to “Reflections”. PREPARE OR PROCRASTINATE? The 2021 A to Z challenge was my sixth time completion of the A to Z April challenges. This year I decided my theme would be Family Food Fare and Favourites, looking back to our food traditions and habits when I … More Reflections on A to Z 2021
Family Food Fare and Favourites Join me as I dig through my memories, and recipes, to rediscover my family’s food “back in the day” and how those food habits have changed over the decades to today’s diverse and multi-cultural cuisines. This is my theme for the 2021 A to Z challenge. THEN Saturday was mum’s … More Zucchini, Za’atar and ZigZag fruit