Sunday, June 18, 2017

My CemeTree

A few days ago my genimate Alona reminded us that today 18 June is Cemetery Day. Even though I have been out with living family all day I cannot let today pass without recognising my ancestors on Cemetery Day.

On my way home this evening I had a brainwave - I would create a CemeTree - a tree of my ancestors that shows the Cemeteries in which they rest. Unfortunately I have not been able to find the resting places of many of my ancestors especially those in Ireland. I will never get this task done by my self-imposed deadline tonight if I try to create a table, save it to html and then paste it in this post (that is a task for another day). As an alternative I could create a custom Google Map and place the cemeteries on that. For tonight I will simply list generation by generation my direct ancestors whose final resting places I have identified.

Parent
Allan John Curry Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW

Grandparents 
Thomas William Curry Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW formerly Botany Cemetery
Mary Tierney Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW formerly Botany Cemetery
Frank Duncan Rookwood Cemetery, NSW
Ethel Jane Pusell Rookwood Cemetery, NSW

Frank Duncan and Ethel Jane Pusell, Rookwood Cemetery
Great-Grandparents
Thomas Curry  Cowra Cemetery, NSW
Catherine Molloy  Canowindra Cemetery, NSW
John D'Arcy Tierney Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Mary Kealy Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Francis Duncan  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
Harriet Magick  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
James Pusell  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
Mary Jane Aspinall  Rookwood Cemetery, NSW

Francis Duncan and Harriet Magick, Cobar Cemetery
Great-Great Grandarents
Patrick Curry  Cowra Cemetery, NSW
Bridget Ryan  Forbes Cemetery, NSW
Michael Molloy Carcoar Cemetery, NSW
Catherine Connolly  Carcoar Cemetery, NSW
Denis Tierney  Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Eliza D'Arcy  Dungog Cemetery, NSW
James Magick  Denison Town Pioneer Cemetery, NSW
Bridget Ann Hayward  Buddenbela, Cobbora, NSW
James Pusell  Old Burraga Cemetery, NSW
Maria Tucker  Old Burraga Cemetery, NSW
Richard Aspinall  Carcoar Cemetery, NSW

Bridget Ryan, Forbes Cemetery
Great-Great-Great Grandparents
Patrick Curry  St John's Catholic Cemetery Campbelltown, NSW
Ellen Moore   St John's Catholic Cemetery Campbelltown, NSW
James Westbrook  St Matthew's Church of England Cemetery Windsor, NSW
Elizabeth Phipps  St Peter's Church of England Cemetery Richmond, NSW
Robert Hayward  Cobbora Station, Cobbora, NSW
John Tucker  Bathurst Cemetery, NSW
James Homer  Long Swamp Cemetery, NSW

Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents
William Tucker  St Mary the Virgin Church of England, Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England
Mary Eyers  St Mary the Virgin Church of England, Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England

St Mary the Virgin, Datchet


Saturday, June 17, 2017

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

I buy very few souvenirs when travelling.

When I was at The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory earlier in the year I saw a map, The AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia, that fascinated me so I parted with $9.95 to buy a copy. "The map attempts to represent all the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous peoples of Australia."

Still in its cellophane wrapper
I just uncovered the map in a pile of my stuff, I hadn't even taken it out of its cellophane packet, I will rectify that. I thought I'd find out about the story of the map so I consulted Google which took me to the
AIATSIS Website and there I discovered that the map is available online free for all to see.  The online map has a 'magnifying glass' circle that you can move around to highlight selected areas. While I prefer my larger hard copy map the price is right for the online version.

Take a look to determine who were the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous peoples in the areas where your ancestors lived.

Friday, June 16, 2017

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 16 June 2017

Once again I have decided to be patriotic and offer selections from Australian bloggers in this week's post. I think again this week that the cool weather has driven the bloggers indoors. I see a few blogging who have been absent for a while.



First up I mention a post that came through from Alona this morning. How about we all put our fingers to the keyboard and craft a cemetery post for Sunday, then tweet it using the hashtag #CemeteryDay.
http://www.lonetester.com/2017/06/introducing-cemeteryday/

Robyn reports on her DNA progress.
http://robynandthegenies.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/dna-12-months-down-track.html

DNA helped in this case.
https://historybylarzus.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/the-mystery-of-jane-leahy/

How did I miss Kerryn's discovery last week. Had to break my cutoff rules and share.
http://ancestorchaser.blogspot.com/2017/06/our-amazing-new-family-dna-discovery.html

A spot of local history for Sydneysiders.
https://anmm.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/midget-submarine-attack-on-sydney-31-may-1-june-1942/

James visited another Sydney icon.
https://jamesobrien.id.au/2017/06/10/mortuary-station/

A new resource that add background to your stories.
http://caseycardinialinkstoourpast.blogspot.com/2017/06/year-book-australia.html

More suggestions for your reading list.
http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/five-faves-geneameme-responses.html

These titles may also be of interest.
http://ypgenealogy.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-books-for-family-history-research.html

Chez sends us down a rabbit hole with another online resource.
http://linksinachain.blogspot.com/2017/06/trove-tuesday-never-ceases-to-surprise.html

A Geneajourney for our GenX girl.
http://genxalogy.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/why-is-it-always-you-jimmy.html

TRIBE leader Caitlyn
http://genealogically-speaking.blogspot.com/2017/06/geneabloggerstribe.html

Have you joined the TRIBE? Jo Ann has.
http://ofmyfleshandblood.blogspot.com/2017/06/blogging-badge-for-geneabloggers-tribe.html


New to me blogs
The Keeper of Stories
https://tpr76797.wordpress.com/

Luddite Bicentenary (not Australian but has some Australian content
http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.com/

Oops
Just realised that this blog was missing from my RSS feeds
http://blog.gsv.org.au/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

101 Reasons to attend #congress_2018 - Me time

You deserve some Me Time.

Two of our younger geniemates have mentioned in their comments in our Genimates at #Congress_2018 Facebook Group that they are looking forward to spending some time away from home and parental responsibilities to have dedicated genie time at Congress.

It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, male or female Congress will provide you with an opportunity to have Me Time.  It's a golden opportunity - Grab it.


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