Movember Ancestors #6: ...

For today’s Movember picture we hit the jackpot with three of four Randell brothers having impressive moustaches. Anyone who had followed my blog for any length of time will know that I have written oodles of posts that relate to the Randell family from Berry Pomeroy in Devon and...

My First Job

Today I was catching up on some blog reading, and found one by Jane Taubman (aka Family Historian extraordinaire) in which details her “First Job”. She came to write this after seeing a tweet from Geneabloggers  saying: “November 14: Do you remember your first job? Where was...

Movember Ancestors #5: ...

Our #5 Movember Ancestors post features William Bond. Now let me be honest with you, I don’t know who William Bond is even though I do have this gorgeous photograph of him. My dad, who was the local historian for the Gumeracha region a number of years ago, has all sorts of...

Movember Ancestors #4: ...

For this Movember Ancestor picture we head to Finland. My great grandpa Otto Rafael Winter was a seaman who arrived in Australia in 1907, leaving behind his whole family in Finland.  So I am one eighth Finnish. Otto was of six children. He had two older sisters and three younger...

20 Remembrance Day Fact...

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, We will remember them. On this day we take time to remember, reflect and honour those who fought and died in war. Here are just a few facts for you to think about that relate to Remembrance Day. How it began … Remembrance Day is...

Movember Ancestors #3: ...

For my third Movember Ancestors photo, I’m sharing one of Mr Lonetester’s family photographs. One that I only saw for the very first time a few days ago, as I didn’t even know it existed. This is a stunning photograph of his great grandparents, Allan John McDonald and...

Movember Ancestors #2: ...

The second moustached ancestor I wish to introduce you to for my Movember Ancestors series is Arthur Albert Beecken. I don’t think I’ve mentioned the Beecken’s on my blog before. Not because they’re not interesting, but rather as it’s not a side that...

Movember Ancestors #1: ...

November is here, and that’s means that it is Movember – the month for mo’s! While I do contribute by donating to the cause as I believe it is an important one, I have decided to make November a month to highlight my moustached-ancestors. I’ve spent some time time...