Randell/Randle Headston...

Have you ever been to a cemetery and transcribed headstones? Who am I kidding … of course you have! Well I had too, but just to local cemeteries around my own state of South Australia. But on my trip to England earlier this year I got to not only visit so many ancestral towns, but...

It Was Time For a Chang...

There comes a time with most things when it is time for a change. Clothes wear out, appliances give up, websites can look tired, and sometimes it’s just nice to “spruce” things up. I’ve felt that way for a while now about my blog, and I did actually change it...

Reality is Stranger tha...

I don’t often do book reviews, but I wanted to share something about this one with you. Having just finished reading Carol Baxter’s book “The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit” it leaves me without a doubt that...

The Lost Diggers of Vig...

You’ve all heard of the “Lost Diggers of Vignacourt” collection haven’t you? This is the collection of glass negatives that was discovered in a trunk in a farmhouse in France and belonged to photographers Louis Thuillier and his wife Antoinette who lived in...

Discovering Links: Vict...

A few months ago I started a new theme of posts, ones that I have termed “Discovering Links”.┬áThese are posts that lists links that I’ve discovered. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list, but it is simply ones, generally the not-so-commonly-known ones that...

Trove Tuesday: Men Chas...

It’s been a while since I have done a Trove Tuesday post, but when my auntie-in-law sent me a link to an article about her dad Dick Tester, that appeared in the News newspaper back in 1952, I knew that was going to be my very next post. So we have a group of young men. A fishing...

Blogiversary: Three Yea...

The 3rd of October 2011 is a date I remember. It was the day I sat down to write my first post (and second) on this Lonetester HQ blog. I remember wondering what to write about, and after my “Welcome” post, I decided to take part in Geniaus’ “So You Think...

The Postie Arrived!

Are the days of impatiently waiting for the postman to deliver a letter that you’re eagerly awaiting over? Sadly I think they ‘almost’ are. Thanks largely to email, the days of receiving a letter in the post has almost completely died. Honestly I cannot remember when I...

FGS and RootsTech 2015 ...

Can you believe that it is less than 5 months until the FGS and RootsTech Conferences. Actually 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days according to my countdown timer. That’s right folks, it’s not long, and we even have Christmas before that. So the time is guaranteed to fly by!...

Doing a Whole Lot of Da...

Monday last week was a crazy (weird crazy) day. It started off with a call from a guy about some heirlooms another person discovered, and I’ve been traced as being the “nearest relative who is interested in them (and who won’t sell them off)” – but all of...