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 →
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 →
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 →
Edwin James Gransden was the only surviving child of Edwin Gransden and Rebekah Gransden nee Elphick. He was admitted to the Diamantina orphanage on the 18th f June 1873, less than a year after his mother had died. His life … Continue reading →
Warning for Aboriginals: this article may contain images and views of deceased people. There are a lot of things that I would like to research and add into Edwins story to make it more readable and more relevant. So I … Continue reading →