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), but sometimes like today it involves a simple travelogue as well. U is for Urana (New South Wales, Australia) My 2xgreat-grandmother Mary O’Brien from County Clare, and her … More U is for Urana and Ubud
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has a new series of weekly blogging prompts for 2012 and the theme is 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 5’s topic is Life Experiences: Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences. Can you find an example of this in your own family tree? … More 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 5 Life experiences: Finding Mary O’Brien
Having been following the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series devised by Amy Coffin’s and Geneabloggers, I was initially disappointed to read that Week 48’s topic was Thanksgiving, with the questions of: What was on your family’s Thanksgiving table? Do you serve the same dishes now as your family served in the past? … More 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 48: Thanksgiving for family history blessings
The topic for Week 35 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Weddings. Tell us about your wedding. You may also talk about your future wedding, the wedding of a relative or shape this question to fit your own life experience. Having talked a little about my own … More 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 35: Weddings
Shamrock in the Bush 2011 has once again come and gone. This was the 19th Shamrock but while I have only been to three, the entire weekend has been as exciting and stimulating as in other years. One of the things I like most about Shamrock is the atmosphere of collegiality among all the … More Shamrock in the Bush 2011: a grand event to be sure!
Shelley from http://twigsofyore.blogspot.com/ has invited us to submit an Australia Day post on our blogs. She suggests that we “Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia” On Wednesday … More Australia Day 2011 meme: the importance of church records and archives to my early documents.
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”
Irish family history research and County Clare … More Irish Ancestry and County Clare research
One of the positive things about internet genealogy is the capacity to make connections with relatives or other family historians around the globe. A couple of years ago I posted my research on the connection between the John Widdup family from Urana and his cousins John Bracewell (UK) and Jesse, Jonathan, and Joseph Hodgson from … More Widdup Hodgson and Bracewell connection updated
Grass Roots Queenslanders: the Kunkel family. History of the O’Brien family of Ballykelly, Clare, Ireland; Widdups of Urana, NSW. Urana and Narrandera are places where the Widdup family had branches. links to the Hodgsons from Eaglehawk near Bendigo in Victoria … More Widdups from Urana & Bracewell-Hodgson connection