8th Unlock the Past Cru...

I’ve written before about how excited I am about going on the 8th Unlock the Past cruise to the Baltic. With just a few days until I hop on a plane and head to England, that excitement hasn’t diminished one bit … in fact it’s getting super exciting. As I’ve...

More Free Websites for ...

Back in 2011 I compiled my 33 Free Websites for South Australia Genealogy post, and despite having written it almost 4 years ago, it is still one of the most looked at posts on my blog. Since then a lot of new South Australian records and sites have gone online, so I felt it was time for...

South Australia’s...

May came and went. Rather quickly actually. And June is flying by, and hence this is a very belated round-up (or review) of the events and places I visited during South Australia’s History Month (aka the About Time: South Australia’s History Festival), back in May. As usual,...

The ‘Unique’...

Family reunions seem to be the talk of the town at present. Well, on social media anyway. And why wouldn’t they be, with A.J. Jacobs’ Global Family Reunion which was held this weekend, proving to be a huge hit. So on the topic of reunions, I wanted to share with you, one of...

The Castle, the Gatekee...

This story starts back in 1829 in Lancashire (England), but my introduction to it was actually less than year ago. When I was over in England in August 2014 with some of my family, one thing that my dad really wanted to do, was to visit Lancaster Castle in Lancashire, as his great great...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

The old saying goes “time flies when you’re having fun”, but I also say time flies when you’re busy. And unless you’re a kid, lets face it … time just flies!! I mean, does anyone really want to know that JUNE is only says away? How can it be,...

To Conform or Not To Co...

To conform or not to conform,” That is the question … This is something that I’ve thought long and hard about, and believe that I have finally come to a decision. Well, maybe. If like me, you read articles on how to be a better blogger, most tend have a common theme in...

Discovering Links: 14 F...

From time to time I have been doing my “Discovering Links” posts. These consist of a collection of links that I have discovered, or found useful, and want to share with others. But rather than simply giving you a whole batch of random links each time, I am grouping them by...