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Caitlin Gow
An aspiring young genealogist with a Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice. I blog, tweet, and YouTube about my adventures in genealogy.
An aspiring young genealogist with a Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice. I blog, tweet, and YouTube about my adventures in genealogy.

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Janet Mackay, Is It You?
This past week, I have
been researching the descendants of my 4x Great Uncle Hugh McKenzie Mackay. His
son Angus (1857 NSW - 1929 QLD) had 2 marriages and 16 children. Angus' 3rd child, Janet Mackay ,
according to the baptism record, was born in New South W...

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William Gow's Shares
Do you have shares in companies? I do not yet, but my Dad has been talking about setting me up with some shares. My Great Grandfather  William Gow  had shares in the North Central Broken Hill Silver Mining Company. Try saying that really fast 5 times in a r...

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Ancestor Count 2017
A new year. A new set of goals. Every January I ask myself the following question - Which ancestors am I going to research this year? I reflect on the ancestors I researched the previous year, and those I wanted to research but did not get around to.  The p...

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Mum's Collection of Badges from the USA
This morning, while thinking about what to do for my next blog post, my Mum brought out her collection of badges. You might remember last year I shared photos of my Great Grandfather's police badges . Well, these are a different kind. I had not seen these b...

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An Immigration Assault Trial
I am in the process of writing about my 4x Great
Grandparents John Walker and Mary Wiseman. They left England and arrived in
Sydney on the ship Carthaginian on January 28, 1942. I thought I would search Trove and see if I could find any articles about the

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Trove Tuesday - A Madman
For today's Trove Tuesday, well, the title of the article says it all.  A Madman at Pennant Hills. (1890, November 15).  The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) , p. 8. Retrieved September 20, 2016, from

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Thompson's Corner
Whenever I'm in Sydney, one of the places I frequent is a little shopping village called Thompson's Corner. My Dad & Aunt often talk about walking up to Thompson's Corner and going to the bakery when they were kids. On my recent trip to Sydney in July, I st...

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August 31
August 31, 1905 My Great Uncle Adam Gow was buried. He was born on August 28, 1905 in Sydney to my Great Grandparents William Gow and Elizabeth Croal . Adam passed away on August 29, 1905. He lived for 24 hours. He is buried at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.  D...

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Grandma's Wedding Scrapbook
My Mum returned from a month's holiday in Texas last week. She had a wonderful time visiting her family who she hadn't seen in a few years. There were two things I requested she bring back - Texas Trash , and stuff from Bath & Body Works (please open a stor...

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William Gow's Police Badges
Yesterday, I found police badges that belonged to my Great Grandfather William Gow (1868 - 1943). As you can imagine, I was quite excited by this unexpected discovery! I took a few snaps of them this morning to put in a blog post for y'all. Now, I am only a...
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