Monthly Archives: March 2013

Book Review: Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Jonathan Brown

Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. By Jonathan Brown. Published by Pen & Sword Family History www.pen-and-sword.co.uk £12.99. US Distributor: Casemate Publishing www.casemateathena.com $24.95. Australia Distributor: Gould Genealogy, www.gould.com.au AUS$32.95 incl GST. 2011. 162 pp. Illustrations, index. … Continue reading

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James Milner: Convict in Van Dieman’s Land – putting him on the ground

James Milner was sent as a convict in March 1831 aboard the transport ship “Argyle” to Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. I learned about this cousin from Roy Milner a fellow Milner researcher in England. I had verified the details … Continue reading

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Irish Treasure Trove in the News

We can’t get through the Irish celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day without a good Irish story. Here is an excellent article from the New York Times about the personal collection of a fishmonger from Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland that is … Continue reading

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Reflections on an Australian Lecture Tour

I have just returned from four weeks traveling and lecturing in Australia. I was the keynote speaker, giving fifteen lectures and participating in a panel at a genealogy conference on a 9 day cruise out of Sydney. I also gave … Continue reading

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Migration Museum, Adelaide – Puts part of my own life story in perspective

My recent visit to the Migration Museum in Adelaide helped me put part of my own life story in perspective. From its founding to 1982 Australia has been encouraging and often subsidizing emigrants from the British Isles, especially those with … Continue reading

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