Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has a new series of weekly blogging prompts for 2012 and the theme is 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 5’s topic is Life Experiences: Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences. Can you find an example of this in your own family tree? … More 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 5 Life experiences: Finding Mary O’Brien
Geneabloggers set this Surname Saturday meme last Saturday but with family commitments last weekend and coming in late, I decided to wait until this week. This meme is a revival of an old topic by Craig Manson of Geneablogie. How The Meme Works To participate, do the following at your own blog and post a link … More Surname Saturday meme: Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces
The topic for Week 35 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Weddings. Tell us about your wedding. You may also talk about your future wedding, the wedding of a relative or shape this question to fit your own life experience. Having talked a little about my own … More 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 35: Weddings
Alerted by tweets from @IrishWattle @CaroleRiley and @QueenslandFHS, I investigated the link they’d provided for 160 years of Irish population data. The National Centre for Geocomputation’s (NCG) Online Atlas Portal is an absolute goldmine for family historians with ancestry in Ireland. There are two options: mapping and data relating to 2002 together with a timeline … More The Irish population haemorrhage: mapping 160 years of data
Shelley from http://twigsofyore.blogspot.com/ has invited us to submit an Australia Day post on our blogs. She suggests that we “Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia” On Wednesday … More Australia Day 2011 meme: the importance of church records and archives to my early documents.
Irish family history research and County Clare … More Irish Ancestry and County Clare research
One of the positive things about internet genealogy is the capacity to make connections with relatives or other family historians around the globe. A couple of years ago I posted my research on the connection between the John Widdup family from Urana and his cousins John Bracewell (UK) and Jesse, Jonathan, and Joseph Hodgson from … More Widdup Hodgson and Bracewell connection updated
Grass Roots Queenslanders: the Kunkel family. History of the O’Brien family of Ballykelly, Clare, Ireland; Widdups of Urana, NSW. Urana and Narrandera are places where the Widdup family had branches. links to the Hodgsons from Eaglehawk near Bendigo in Victoria … More Widdups from Urana & Bracewell-Hodgson connection