J is for Journals

My A2Z 2016 theme is how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy – I’d love you to join me on the journey. J is for Journals Journals, letters, diaries…how we wish for such genealogical gold! Sadly most of us aren’t lucky in that regard. Having said that all is not lost. Once again, ask … More J is for Journals

H is for History, Hospital Records and your Health inheritance

My A2Z 2016 theme is how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy – I’d love you to join me on the journey. H is for History Our ancestors, like us, lived within the historical context of the time. We need to consider what forces were affecting their lives such as wars, famine, drought, flood, … More H is for History, Hospital Records and your Health inheritance

G is for Genealogical Societies & the genealogical community

My A2Z 2016 theme is how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy – I’d love you to join me on the journey. G is for GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES In the online world within which we live and often research these days, it’s easy to think we don’t need anything more than the genealogical programs offered … More G is for Genealogical Societies & the genealogical community

F is for Family

F is for FAMILY Yes, family is what we’re all about, so approaching our families first seems an obvious starting point. Unfortunately, some people have no living relatives, others are “blessed” with kin who closely resemble clams. However, if you cast your net widely enough and approach extended kin as well as close kin, you … More F is for Family

E is for Education, Ethics & Electoral Rolls

E is for EDUCATION Yes, we can and should see what we can learn about our ancestors’ education, using school records, old school annuals, school administrative books and enrolment registers. Once again you can learn unexpected these about ancestral families such as their participation in school committees, their involvement in establishing a school or how … More E is for Education, Ethics & Electoral Rolls