What followed from the theft of the Gavin family’s milking cow? #familyhistory #genealogy #qldhistory … More It started with poor Kitty
This is Week 33 in my Beyond the Internet series in which I explore the sources of information beyond our computer screens and the topic is Local History: Centres, Libraries and Local Histories. This is part of the Archives and Libraries section of the series. Local History Centres/Heritage Centres Local History centres aka Heritage Centres … More Beyond the Internet: Week 33 Local History adds value to family history
There I was Dutifully writing my D is for Dublin post and reflecting on my Gavins and their links to Dublin, Davidstown and Dalby. “Perhaps I should have another look at Irish Genealogy”, I thought to myself, “in case new records have been uploaded”. Well, there hadn’t been, but I put in a search for “Denis … More Second Gavin Sighting in Dublin….Shocked speechless
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). D is for Dublin, Ireland The first time I visited Dublin it was the end of November in the late 80s and Prancer, Rudloph and mates had already … More D visits Ireland, Australia and Bavaria
Julie over on Angler’s Rest totally inspired me to write this post in her story for NaBloPoMo on Relatives. Thanks Julie for the inspiration! I’d love to welcome my earliest Australian ancestors to an early evening dinner party so I could get to meet them as real people. I think it would have to be … More Guess who’s coming to dinner…my ancestors.
For years I’ve been trying to locate something, anything about one of my families while they were still in Ireland. Despite evidence on their shipping records, their death certificates, obituaries etc, the Irish lives of Denis Gavin and his wife Ellen nee Murphy have remained elusive. The daughter who arrived with them on the Fortune … More First sighting of my elusive Gavin family in Dublin, Ireland…alleluia!