Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers is encouraging us to celebrate the 2011 Christmas season with a series of posts called the Advent Calendar of Memories. This is today’s entry. Did you have a real tree or was it artificial? How big was the tree? Who decorated the tree? What types of Christmas trees did your ancestors … More Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2011: 1st December: The Christmas Tree
The topic for Week 20 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is “Fame”: Tell us about any local brushes with fame. Were you ever in the newspaper? Why? You may also describe any press mentions of your family members. Fame is a fickle food – Upon a shifting … More 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 20: Fame
This post is really about my husband’s family and some World War II history from Papua New Guinea (then Papua). This story shows how family history intersects with local history and each can complement the other. Let him tell the story of how this all started: From the late-1960s my family lived at Alotau, the … More Sadds Ridge Rd, Charters Towers (Qld) and WWII in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.