Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

From the very beginning, when I first started to dip my toes into genealogical research, the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages website was one of my key websites for finding my ancestors. I still continue to use their indexes and consider it one of the best resources for Western Australian family history. It’s not the …

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Last year I wrote a post in which I pondered, who was Jemima Barratt? Listed as an assisted passenger with Mary Ann, Elizabeth, James and Emma Barratt, she was an anomaly within the Barratt family history. Was her listing a mistake or, was there more to the story? The answer remained absent until I took a …

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Unless, like me, you’re slightly obsessed with vintage advertisements, you may find yourself dismissing ads as a source to further enhance the stories of your ancestors’ lives. While searching through pages of ads may at times be cumbersome, often the gains far outweigh the inconvenience. So, what can you find by exploring advertising in relation …

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When my 2nd Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Maud Holt, left England in 1877 at the tender age of 15, she may have expected to never see or hear from her siblings again. Bound for Western Australia, losing contact would hardly seem surprising when considering the vast distance between the two countries. As it turns out, she didn’t completely …

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