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Sherie Curran
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Dipping my toes into digital design . . .

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Treasure Chest Thursday - 1842 Receipt for Land Purchase
Last year I acquired a few things from my grandmother, including this original receipt for land purchased in 1842. My 4th great grandfather, Joseph Fernance, purchased 30 acres of land in the Hunter region.  The receipt describes it as Lot 21.  He paid the ...

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The Jigsaw of Genealogy
Reading the latest issue of Inside History Magazine tonight (Jan - Feb 2016), I was surprised to come across my 6th great grandfather, William Douglas in the article 'The Jigsaw of Genealogy'.  The article used my First Fleet William Douglas to demonstrate ...

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Accentuate the Positive 2015 Geneameme
Once again Geniaus has invited family historians to reflect
on their past year’s achievement through her Accentuate the Positive Geneameme .  Here’s my reflection on what I have achieved
genealogy-wise in 2015. An elusive ancestor I found was . . . where my...

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Just Added to My Genealogy Wish List - Silesia Map Guides
I came across this new & promising resource while I was catching up on my blog reading - Volume 53 of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers: Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Silesia, RB Liegnitz . I have several Lutheran ancestors from this area &, not r...

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The Wonders of Social Media
Leaving work today, the crossing lady told me to visit the Family History Group of Bathurst's Facebook page so that I could see photos of my newly restored Curran's graves posted there. How amazing is it that we live in a world / time that's made it possibl...

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Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Results Vs Expected Ethnicity Results
I received my Ancestry DNA results a few days ago.  Some of the ethnicity results were surprising, especially in light of the information I have on my constructed family tree & the countries of origin of my ancestors.  I decided to compare my ancestors’ cou...

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Mary McQuain - Founders & Survivors: Storylines / Mugshots Website
While researching Michael Sweeney on the TAHO website I came across the Founders & Survivors: Storylines website.  I didn't find much information on Michael Sweeney, but I did find a lot about his wife, Mary McQuain, who is my 3rd great grandmother.  One of...

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Worldwide Indexing Event
There are some interesting statistics about what was achieved during this event at  https://fh.familysearch.org/system/files/team/ait/indexing/WWIE_Results _Infographic_2_EN.pdf?et_cid=50003502&et_rid=941981914&linkid=https%3a%2f%2ffh.familysearch.org%2fsys...

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So That's Why There Are 5 Johanns in One of my Families!
I've been catching up on my unread blogs on Feedly & came across an interesting article on German naming traditions .  The post was written by Diane Haddad for Ancestry Insider , Family Tree Magazine's blog.  This article explained why German families gave ...
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