Category Archives: General

Australian Research and

I know that some people will not agree with what I’m about to write but the way I see it, if someone reading this learns from my experience then I’ve done my job. I don’t like Why you ask? I have really not been a fan of the Australian content on Ancestry at all. …

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What I Do

Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers maintains a list of Genealogy Blogs, currently with over 1,100 blogs. He proposed a meme. Thomas suggested that we genealogy bloggers share some information with the community about what we use in terms of technology to run our genealogy businesses or pursue our family history as a hobby. Below is my …

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Things to do: Better Organisation & Learning

Despite my 20 years of compiling my family history, with my main focus on New South Wales & UK research, I’ve decided I want to see if there is anything else I need to know, or haven’t learnt before. Read through the following blogs: Dear MYRLES’ 2009 Finally get Organised Checklist – For 2009 she …

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General: My Pile of ‘research’.

I received an email from a distant cousin who found my website after doing a search for one of their uncles.  They wanted to know if I wanted some additional information on that part of the family.  I thought to myself, I’ve already got the details of the children of the couple but when I …

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Australian Geneaology Blogs

It was good to see today that my blog had made it to the ‘Unlock the Past’ – list of Australian Genealogy & History blogs.

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Who do you think you are? Not just a television show

After watching all episodes of the Australian Version of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?, I was intrigued to find out that we were going to see the US version. The Australian version was great and am looking forward to more episodes. I just finished watching the first episode of the US show and it …

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My Favourite Genealogy Blogs

These are my three favourite Genealogy Blogs. Gould Genealogy & History News Unlock my Past Genealogy in New South Wales

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Genealogy Bucket List

My Bucket list of things to do and complete: I’ll add to the list as I go. Certificate in Genealogical Research as provided by the Society of Australian Genealogists (2011-2012) Go to Gallopli for Anzac Day – 2012

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Brick Wall Research – Arthur Hanratty

My GGG Grandmother, Mary Ryan or Hanratty, was born in the mid 1830’s at Dungog, New South Wales. No record of her birth has been found. According to her death certificate in 1909, her father’s name was Arthur Hanratty (Pig Merchant). The following information is everything that I have been able to find on ‘Arthur …

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