Category: Family

  • Genealogy Do Over – Reflection

      “Great success requires long term patience” Gideon Haigh about successful Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglu, ABC Offsiders 1 Feb 2015. BACKGROUND I had such plans for my retirement. Or so I thought. Finally, I would be able to tell some of the family stories I have gathered over the years. No so. It just hasn’t […]

  • Genealogy Do Over – To-Do Items

    Yesterday I wrote about using Legacy’s To-Do Lists as a research log for my genealogy research. Thank you for your requests that I give you some screen shots of how I created my To-do Items that shall now make up my research log. So here goes. In all, I have so far created 12 To-Do […]

  • Genealogy Do Over – Week 3

    TRACKING RESEARCH Why is it necessary to track my research? Mainly because I have unwittingly doubled up on my research. More often than I care to admit. Often more than twice for the same information. Also, I have ignored obvious sources of further research. I have frequently been distracted by those Bright Shiny Objects (such […]

  • Genealogy Do Over – Week 2

    In my interviews for Genealogy Do Over Week 2 I returned to when I started collecting my family stories.  I went back to my first official family history visit which, coincidentally, involved going back to my first home, Squattleseamere. For my second interview I went back to the time of big shearing teams at Dunmore. I looked […]

  • Self Interview – a Baulch are you?

    [wpgmza id=”6″] In 1969 Victor Hallett gave me his Baulch family tree papers. Fifteen years earlier he had started gathering information needed to build the family tree for Francis and Enoch Baulch. Making sense of all the information he had gathered had become just too difficult for him. No wonder. Victor Hallett’s mother and my Grandpa […]

  • Family Interview – Shearing at Dunmore

    For a few short years as a child I was able to observe and absorb the romance, the noise of the machines and the hustle and bustle of the shed hands in a big shed. And, if I believed Grandpa Baulch, everyone at some stage shore at Dunmore. So it was, some 20 years after […]

  • Ships and Drays

    [wpgmza id=”8″] How’s school going? This was a question I was often asked as a child. I generally mumbled “alright” in reply. But I remember one time particularly – when Grandpa Learmonth asked me about school. I had a great deal of respect for him and he deserved a considered reply. So I asked him how […]