Category Archives: General

What’s up Doc?

Well, firstly not much but did I grab your attention?  If so, keep reading…. I haven’t written a blog since my last entry back in May when I announced that I was going to Gallipoli for Anzac day, well now it’s down to 3 months and 9 days until I fly out.  I’m basically thinking …

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In His Footsteps – Anzac Day 2012 – Gallipoli

Well, today I have finally done something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  I have booked a trip to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in 2012.  I have been searching for a tour to go on and looking at various options I have finally decided on Mat McLachlan’s Battlefied tours.  Now …

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New Page add – Current Research

I have added a new page to my blog – Current Research and Activities which shows a list of my current research or other activities, such as general genealogy housekeeping.  A seperate page will be added to show the completed research and I’ll write an blog entry as I progress.

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My Family History Research – an update

This time last year I did not have any real plans for my research. I only made two goals for the year and one was to get fit again, especially after the previous 12 months of inactivity due to illness. My other goal was to spend more time doing my family history, whatever or wherever …

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MyHeritage.com is free, private and secure! – I’m thinking not!

Last week I was sent an invitation by a ‘distant’ cousin to his my heritage.com website. We are related through our common ancestor, my GGG grandmother. I am connected through her first marriage and he is connected through her second marriage. I logged in and the first thing I noticed that there were quite a number of …

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My Grandmother – a treasure

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.  Sometimes you know the curve ball is coming but it still hits you hard. Last Sunday I spent 3 hours with my Grandmother. It was just the two of us talking and spending time together.  I asked her about her mother and father.  I already knew their names …

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In Search of the Birth of William George Baker

In Search of the Birth of William George Baker This is the first post of a series that I intend to write to show my research into finding the UK birth record of my GG Grandfather William George Baker. William George Baker married Sarah Baldwin in Woolwich Kent in 1863. They came to New South …

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10 things I can’t live without

Following the discussion on Genealogy Leftovers and 10 things I can’t live without, the below is my list of 10 things related to Genealogy I couldn’t live without. 1.      My Entire book & software collection – all Genealogy, Family History & Australian History related – https://baker1865.wordpress.com/resources/ 2.      Legacy Family Tree – Deluxe Edition  – it …

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Brick Wall – William Thomas (Wallaroo Miner) and his wife Mary

I have been trying to determine when my ancestors William & Mary Thomas died William Thomas The only possible death record in SA that I have been able to find that matches to William is this: Surname: THOMAS Given Names: William Date: 1882-08-30 Sex: M Age: 73y Status: N Relative: (not recorded) Residence: Wallaroo Mines …

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New Page added – My list of Resources

I thought I would share a list of some of the resources that I have at home, such as books & software that I have collected over the years. Click the link below or go to the top menu and click on ‘My Resources at Home’. http://wp.me/PVZrr-2m

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