Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Family History Writing Challenge 2011

Lynn Palermo over at The Armchair Genealogist blog has issued the Family History Writing Challenge and I’ve decided to accept. Here’s the details: The Family History Writing Challenge Feb 1st-28th A 28-Day Commitment to Writing Your Family History The What, … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday – Twitter January 2011

I posted a few weeks ago, as part of Tuesday’s Tip that I often read my tweets via my iphone and mark as a favourite any that I want to look at on a bigger screen (see there is another … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – Book Collections

This is my first posting to the Sunday Salon. I have always been a book lover and I guess a collector of books and other bits and there comes a time when we need to sit back and take stock … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 5 – Favourite Food

Week #5 – Favourite Food What was your favourite food from childhood? If it was home made, who made it? What was in the dish and why was it your favourite? What is your favourite dish now? Week 5: This … Continue reading

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Burns Night – 25th January

I had never celebrated Burns Night as I am from England and as I grew up it was not really promoted. Having met my husband, who although was not born in Scotland did grow up there, so we have always … Continue reading

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Ancestor Approved Award

Thank you to Allin at Australian Genealogy Journal (ausgenjourneys) for nominating the Anglers Rest blog for the Ancestor Approved Award. I do feel really honoured to have received the nomination. This Award was created by Leslie Ann Ballou at Ancestors … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – George Bridges Bellasis & Ester King

Inspired by the post on Twigs of Yore in commemoration of Australia Day – 26 January, and doubling up as my Ancestor of the Week post. Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If … Continue reading

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Are you celebrating Burns Night?

Submitted as a guest post to Geneabloggers. Across the world, thousands of people with Scottish Heritage celebrate the birth of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns on 25 January. Traditionally there is a Burns Supper of Haggis, Neep and Tatties to … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 4 – Home

Week #4 – HomeWeek 4: Describe the house in which you grew up. Was it big or small? What made it unique? Is it still there today?. This challenge runs from Saturday, January 22, 2011 through Friday, January 28, 2011. … Continue reading

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Graveyard Rabbits

I am very proud to have been approached to be the seventy fourth in a series, which features members of the Graveyard Rabbit Association. As a child I had routinely visited my Great Aunts, the sisters of my Grandfather. I … Continue reading

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