This photo is among some we inherited from Mr Cassmob’s father, probably one he rescued while living in Rocky. We know it’s not one of his family because it’s from Queensland, probably in the 1880s, whereas his family were from Victoria <gasp! horror!>. It’s such a delightful photograph that it would be wonderful if someone … More Wordless Wednesday: mystery photo from Lundager Rockhampton
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). Today I am going to keep comments on each place succinct and refer you back to earlier posts. R is for Retford (Nottinghamshire, England) Mr Cassmob’s Cass ancestors … More Racing through R in Retford, Rotterdam and Rocky
Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month. The final challenge for the month is to write a 500 word mini-profile of a female ancestor. I’ve chosen one of my lines that I don’t write about often, and a female ancestor who rarely appears in my blog … More Fearless Female 31 March: A retrospective on Bridget McSharry nee Furlong
Geniaus raised the Saturday challenged initiated by Thomas McEntee On his Destination Austin Family Blog, which in turn revived Craig Manson of GeneaBlogie‘s meme from 2009. For today I’m going to focus on my “most wanted” family member and leave the surnames to Surname Saturday. Ever since I started family history all those years ago, one ancestor has provided me … More My “Most Wanted” family member: who was James Sherry?
The topic for Week 27 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Vacations. Where did your family go on vacation? Did you have a favorite place? Is it still there? If not, how has the area changed? My family’s favourite place for holidays was Magnetic Island off Townsville in North … More 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 27: Vacations on Maggie
William Rudolph Kunkel, known to his family as Robert Kunkel, was the son of William Thomas (Bill) Kunkel and his wife, Rosetta (Hilda) Kunkel nee Brechbuhl, and great-grandson of George Mathias and Mary Kunkel, the founding couple of the Australian Kunkel family. Bill and Hilda’s other child was Marguerite Elizabeth (Jill) Kunkel. The family moved … More Lest We Forget: William Rudolph (Robert) Kunkel (1930-1952)