Tag Archives: NSW State Records

My Family History Update 3

Note: I published this yesterday but I accidently deleted it. Since my last post in late January I haven’t done any work on my family history. I have been too busy with my day job and then the weekend comes and all I want to do is ‘nothing’. I am finally going to have a couple of …

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Surname Saturday – Quirk

The name comes from the Gaelic “O’Cuirc”, another form is “O’Coirce”. In Galway, the name also took the form “Oates,” to distinguish between branches of families. Quirke in Gaelic sounds like the word for Oates in Gaelic. It was common for parish registers to have a person’s records include both spellings of Quirke and Quirk, …

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Australian Research and Ancestry.com.au

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 Ancestry.com.au Why you ask? I have really not been a fan of the Australian content on Ancestry at all. …

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