The 2013 Australia Day challenge was initiated by Helen of the blog From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard. The challenge is to talk about our first ancestors to arrive in Australia, male or female, or perhaps both. My initial reaction hovered around my “swimmers” George Kunkel and his wife Mary O’Brien. While George may have been … More Australia Day 2013: The Kents from Sandon, Herts
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). My goal is to hand down the stories of the important places in our family history, and some travel memories, to our family. S is for Sandon (Hertfordshire, … More S slips into Sandon and Strachur
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.
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
It’s time to list my “families of interest” again: not just those on my own family tree, but those I’ve come to research: KUNKEL: George, son of Adam & Katharina from Dorfprozelten, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany to Australia -mid-C19th. Brickwall is his brother Joseph Philip or Philip Joseph Kunkel who reportedly went to “America”. O’BRIEN: Mary … More Surname Sunday-my “families of interest”
This is an introduction to my family history interests: Names: Kunkel, O’Brien, Partridge, Kent, Gavin, McCorkindale, Sim, McSherry, McSharry, Sherry, Melvin, Cass
Places: Dorfprozelten, Bavaria; Broadford, County Clare; Coleford, Gloucestershire; Sandon, Hertfordshire; Ballymore Eustace, Kildare; Davidstown, Wicklow; Loch Awe and Ardkinglas, Argyll; Tullamore, Offaly; Gorey, Wexford; Glasgow, Lanarkshire; Leith, Midlothian; … More Introducing my family