T travels to Townsville, Toowoomba and Tullamore

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 is about two towns important to my family history in Australia. T is for Townsville (Queensland, Australia) Townsville is the hub for Far North Queensland (FNQ) as … More T travels to Townsville, Toowoomba and Tullamore

A family word cloud

Inspired by a post by Aillin at Australian Genealogy Journeys I had to give this a go, using Wordle to produce a cloud of my families’ names and places. Haven’t figured out how to deal with double-word places eg Charters Towers but it was fun. And another of just my family names: And some places from my husband’s … More A family word cloud

Surname Sunday-my “families of interest”

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”

Martin Furlong family Tullamore Offaly (Kings Co)

I’ve recently obtained the death certificates for my Offaly ancestors: Martin Furlong and Margaret Furlong nee Stanton or possibly Staunton. Although like British certificates they are frustratingly sparse in their details in comparison with Australian records, there was enough to effectivey confirm that these were the parents of Bridget Furlong. Margaret Furlong was 73 when … More Martin Furlong family Tullamore Offaly (Kings Co)

Introducing my family

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