Category: Abbey

  • World War I – Walking Wounded

    If you are researching your World War I veteran ancestors don’t neglect Repatriation files. WWI stories aren’t confined to those servicemen who didn’t return. Nor are they confined to those servicemen who were granted land under the Closer Settlement Scheme. Stories about World War I veterans can also be found in Repatriation files held by […]

  • Autosomal DNA and Probability

    The general wisdom is that matches on autosomal DNA are only accurate for up to four or five generations (or to second cousins). Beyond this limit any matches that may occur probably occur by chance, not by inheritance. This is because there is always the probability that any match of any kind of 5% or […]

  • Assisted Emigration

    Here I am in Canberra for the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry. For those of you also attending, particularly if you are users of Legacy Family Tree software, do stop at the VicGUM stand and say hello. Here at the Congress I am particularly looking forward to Day 1, Session 1 Simon Fowler’s […]