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...

21 December 1860 –...

The date 21 December 1860 was a Friday, and this was a big day for the city of Adelaide, as that is the day that the water from the pipeline in the Adelaide Hills was turned on, and water came through. The time was 3.00pm, and a small group of people surrounded the fire hydrant on the...

The “When I Was Y...

It was early April when I introduced the world to my “When I Was Young” Geneameme. I had a lot of fun creating it, and even more fun answering the questions, though a few of them did stretch the brain cells at times. Some of those who participated were wanting to read the...

To All the Mother’...

Today is Mother’s Day. The one day out of the whole year when mothers, grandmothers, step-mums, foster mums, as well as the mums to furkids and other animals, and the dads who are mums as well … are remembered, thanked and honoured for all they have done, and do. And not forgetting...

May is South Australia&...

May has arrived, and so my copy of the South Australian History Month program guide. This is the month that all South Australian history-lovers look forward to. It is a month-long history-fest. The “About Time: South Australia’s History Festival” as it is officially...

World War One: “O...

There’s no doubt that almost every Australian family was affected by World War One in some way or another. One sad fact that came out of World War One, was the intense hatred of Germans that emerged, together with all things German. The German families who emigrated to Australia...

Anzac Day at Gumeracha

The town of Gumeracha in South Australia is a small town. It’s the kind of country town, where everyone knows everyone, and everything. The kind of town you walk down the street and say hello to everyone on the way. Putting it simply, it’s a quiet, friendly town. With a...

Congress 2015: Catch Up...

I was fortunate to be able attend the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry recently. I was just of the 500+ avid genealogists who made their way to the National Convention Centre in Canberra to attend this once-every-three-years event. It was fun. It was tiring. It was...

My Own “When I Wa...

A few weeks ago I starting thinking about writing down some childhood memories. After mulling it over for a while, it resulted in the “When I Was Young” Geneameme. which I posted a few days ago. I’ve been really pleased that others have embraced the idea, and have...

The “When I Was Y...

Like it or not, life today is a whole lot different from when we grew up. And as genealogists and family historians, we are mindful of recording our own history, yet so often it doesn’t happen, and sits in the “I must do that” list. So this “When I Was Young” geneameme has...