Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Trove Tuesday - Cradle, Altar, Grave

When I posted my recent entry on the Geneadictionary I found more hits than I expected for my search Cradle Altar Grave. Once I added a couple of extra search terms I found what I was seeking for that post. However, I thought some of the other articles I found deserved an airing.

The first article on the list  provides analysis and commentary on statistics from The South Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage in 1911. The first section of that long article follows, the remainder can be read here.

1912 'CRADLE, ALTAR, AND GRAVE.', Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), 24 August, p. 34. , viewed 04 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article164777751,
This handsome chap, John Ambrose Plunkett was a Deputy Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The interviewette that accompanies his portrait can be read here

1897 'INTERVIEWETTES.', Quiz and the Lantern (Adelaide, SA : 1890 - 1900), 18 November, p. 4. , viewed 04 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166956178

It was interesting to read that in 1909 the "child harvest" was the highest ever attained in the Commonwealth and the death rate was the lowest on record.

1910 'Cradle, Altar, and Grave.', The Methodist (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 1954), 25 June, p. 7. , viewed 04 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155388246

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Cousin's Call

When we returned yesterday from a couple of days away (paying attention to living family members) I found several messages on our answering service.

We were thrilled to hear from one of the callers who had left two messagees. It was Mr GeniAus' newly discovered second cousin making contact. I had tracked down her brother via Linkedin and he had promised to give her our details.  As the days went by we wondered if we would hear from her -  she would call when we weren't around.

When Mr GeniAus phoned her this morning the cousin had visitors so we arranged to call back this afternoon. She was as thrilled as we were to make contact. She says she is not tech savvy so hasn't used Trove and other online resources. I have found several things about her grandfather and mother that will add to the family history she wrote in 2005. She has photos, documents and memories of her grandfather who was Mr GeniAus' grandmother's brother. What a Win-Win situation.

As she is moving house in two weeks and we are taking off overseas for Christmas we have promised to exchange details via email and will organise to visit her in the New Year - she'll only be a six hour drive away!

It is only because someone had posted some info on this family in an online tree that we were able to find this lady. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 2 December 2016

It's summer time downunder .....and the living is easy when one can sit back and relax in the heat of the day and read some excellent blog posts.

I hope you enjoy the suggestions I have for you today. I definitely learnt a thing or three from blog reading this week.

1. Edublogger, Richard Byrne, shares the lessons he has learnt from 9 years of blogging.

2. The Pages from one of my fave bookshops share their best reads of 2016 .

3. Jennifer's posting brings results.

4. A beaut idea for the festive season from Helen.

5. Helen's really getting into the Christmas spirit.

6. A handy tech tip from Carmel. Shame it was too late for my library visit this week.

7. Beaut biography of a Hawkesbury from Michelle.

8. Sailing with Kay Cottee.

9. I was attracted to this post because I have Bowe ancestors.

10. Another site to see in Tasmania.

New to Me

Anglo-Indian Project  https://angloindianproject.wordpress.com/  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Daily Grind

Sometimes Mr GeniAus asks me what I have done during the day so I thought I'd take a leaf out of the Geneaholic's book and keep a note of my activity on Tuesday. Here's how my geneaday went.

With my mate The Geneaholic, Randy Seaver, at Rootstech 
While enjoying breakfast in bed I checked social media and emails, commented on posts and shared a few bits and pieces.

Attended to the dishwasher and washing machine and pegged out the washing.

Promoted my weekend's blog posts on social media.

Ordered a .pdf copy of a Death Certificate from the GRO.

Searched Trove for ideas for Trove Tuesday post and did a few text correcions while I was at it..

Published a Trove Tuesday post on GeniAus.

Added new book purchases to Librarything account.

Downloaded photos taken on weekend from camera and phone to hard drive. Organised and tagged them. Sorted ones taken from resources at National Library into Family History folders.

Extracted info from some of the resources gathered on the library visit.

Ordered a .pdf copy of a birth from the GRO. (That's 12GBP spent on my hobby today.)

Had a break for lunch and brought the clean washing in off the line.

Went off on a tangent doing research and discovered another branch of Mr GeniAus' family had emigrated from England to Australia. Hoping we can track down some Fielding cousins in Australia.

Had a break for two hours to prepare and eat dinner, watch the news and chat with Mr GeniAus.

Back in the geneacave I wrote and scheduled another two blog posts.

Spent half an hour on the CurryAus Surname study.

Of course I dipped in and out of social media all day.

What is a typical geneaday for you?


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