In England the Hearth Tax or Chimney Tax was imposed by Parliament in 1662. It was used to raise revenue for the support of the Royal Household of King Charles II. The first payment of the tax occurred in 1662 … Continue reading →
Stan Ipsen was a dear friend and who passed away in 2011. When he passed he was compiling some information for me on the family tree. It is information that I never received as his health prevented him from ever … Continue reading →
Searching Trove again- because- Trove! I came across a very complete account of Garth Gransden and Freda Mulligan’s wedding. I had already had a newspaper article about Garth and Freda’s wedding but it was not nearly as lovely as the … Continue reading →
I have learned so much about Genealogy over the last few weeks. With both the start of the Diploma of Family History at UTAS and also the Future Learn Course- Researching your Family Tree there has been so much to … Continue reading →
For the Diploma of Family History I have to put together an outline of some family history research that I am going to do. So this seemed like a good time to re-visit my old bug bear ‘What happened to … Continue reading →
As I wrote two blog posts yesterday and I haven’t put a new family story up for some time I decided to put up a new family story today. So instead of writing up a new blog post I have … Continue reading →
This post was originally made in 2008 on a different blog site. I am not moving the essence, although not quite all the information, from that blog to this one. I went to the Sydney Records office and looked up … Continue reading →
Many years ago I had another blog and I put a few Family History posts, mostly when family members died. I am now moving those posts across to hear so that they can become part of this blog. My first … Continue reading →
In November of 2009 Shirley Guest nee Gransden, my grandmother, passed away. Just a couple of years earlier we had celebrated Shirley’s 80th Birthday. As a part of that celebration I had put together a short photostory with a voice over. Today I am putting it here as it was something she enjoyed at the time.
To see the photo story properly click on this blog post and go to a full page view.
I had a very frustrating day today. Everything that I was looking for to expand Edwin’s story escaped me. Eventually I decided to go back and see if I could find Maria Bakers immigration records which had been eluding me. … Continue reading →