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A Medley of Poetry

The Jogger He was a part-time Jogger A lonely footpath slogger Just for a lark He headed to Olympic Park To make his mark.   There was no-one to race So he sets an easy pace He does one circuit … Continue reading

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Stepfathers – and how they can affect your research.

Stepfathers – and how they can affect your research. I have discovered that where there is a blended family or an illegitimate child within a family; the fact that the individual I am researching has a stepfather can influence the … Continue reading

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A Tribute.

Today is the second blog-anniversary of my Blog. A tribute. I have called to mind the number of monuments that I have contributed to in order to honour my ancestors. There have been two immigration walls:  one at Harvey Bay, … Continue reading

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The real ‘Joe Burge’ of Old Melbourne Memories

The real ‘Joe Burge’ of ‘Old Melbourne Memories’. ‘C’ was reading a centenary book in which was written the following, “at Squattlesea Mere, near Dunmore, Joe Burge, an Irish servant of squatter Thomas Browne, had built a sod hut ‘as … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I was feeling disappointed that yet again that I was promised photos and information from a newly connected relative that never materialized when I saw a ‘current affairs’ program highlighting a woman’s book, “365 Days of Grateful” which reminded me … Continue reading

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Discovering My Ancestors

One of my favourite TV shows is “Who do you think you are?”  I love how the celebrities make that emotional connection with the stories of their ancestors lives and can often see parallels with their own lives. I have … Continue reading

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