Visiting speaker to Darwin: Susie Zada. What did I learn?

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?

B is for Ballykelly, Broadford and Backrow, Bothkennar

I am participating in the A to Z 2012 blog challenge throughout April. My theme is a genealogical travelogue or a travel genealogue (I’m not sure which). B is for Ballykelly in Broadford (Co Clare) in the parish of Kilseily Ballykellytownland is the home of my great-great grandmother, Mary O’Brien from Co Clare. Unfortunately I … More B is for Ballykelly, Broadford and Backrow, Bothkennar

Irish Famine Orphan: Biddy Gollagher or Gallagher on the Lady Kennaway in 1848

Irish Famine Orphan, Bridget Gollagher or Gallagher, is my husband’s ancestor. She arrived in Port Philip on the barque Lady Kennaway in December 1848. McClaughlin’s book Barefoot and Pregnant indicates that Victorian records show she came from Donegal although the NSW Agent’s lists give her place of origin as Galway. She was hired out to … More Irish Famine Orphan: Biddy Gollagher or Gallagher on the Lady Kennaway in 1848