This is Week 18 in my Beyond the Internet series in which I explore the sources of information beyond our computer screens. This week the topic is Benevolent Asylums. I’m going to talk primarily about the situation in Queensland as this is where my research has taken me. If you have used these records in … More Beyond the Internet: Week 18 Benevolent Asylums
Don’t you find life is full of red tape? Someone always wants paperwork from you in relation to some part of your life. How do people survive who are uneducated I wonder. The very same red tape that we often find so exasperating in day-to-day life, is heaven-sent when we’re doing family history. Much of … More Beyond the Internet: Week 3: Houses wrapped in red tape.
My good intentions to publish this in week 2 were derailed by house-hunting interstate so, with my thoughts locked on real estate, it seemed appropriate to talk about ancestral houses and what we can find out about them beyond the internet. For most of us a high point on our ancestral wish-list, is to actually … More Beyond the Internet Week 2 (belatedly): Ancestral homes and their history
As I mentioned in Part 1, research in the “bad old/good old” days was very different. We’d probably all riot now if we were deprived of internet access to digitised records, Scotlandspeople, Findmypast, Ancestry, World Vital Records etc etc. We’ve all got used to the ready access to such a wide array of resources, many … More 25 years of Family History: reflection and celebration: Part 2