Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

Charles Masters and Samuel Edward Masters were the two eldest sons born to Samuel Masters, a builder from Northampton, England. My 3rd Great Grandfather, Charles, was the first born and was baptised on 13 March 1831. Samuel arrived in the following year and was baptised on Christmas Day in 1832. Both were baptised in the St …

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About a month ago I went on a cruise with friends up north along the coast of Western Australia. One of the stops was Geraldton and though we only had two hours there (due to delays) we still managed to squeeze in visiting a few tourist spots. One such tourist spot we all wanted to have …

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When recording details about our immediate ancestors, we are never going to know everything. We’re not always going to know the where, what, when and how and it’s our job as genealogists to establish informed theories based on the facts at hand. There will always be little things that slip through the cracks. Take holidays, …

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There are some people in this world who, after they have gone, will leave behind bright, blazing pathways for researchers like myself to follow. At every turn there will be information of some kind and their lives are slowly plumped up from being simply birth, death and marriage records to something that is all encompassing. …

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