Friday, May 18, 2018

Mary Tierney 1887-1977

Remembering my Nanna Mary Curry (nee Tierney) whose was born on May 18, 1887.

Mary Tierney c1887
Aren't I lucky to have a baby photo of my Grandmother!



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trove Tuesday - Undertakers in the family


I have written before about my great-grandfather John D'Arcy Tierney and his father Denis Tierney.

I remember asking my Dad if he knew that they were undertakers In Dungog. Dad, who had spent many holidays in Dungog with his grandparents had no idea. I had found some references in directories that listed these ancestors as undertakers. Today as I was trawling through Trove I wondered if I could find any references that mentioned these chaps were undertakers.

The first mention I found was for John.
1923 'Early Recollections of Dungog.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 19 October, p. 5. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136148959
Denis would be the person referred to in this next article:
1954 'LOCAL SURVEY OF DUNGOG', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 15 September, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140534578
His undertaking activities were mentioned in Denis' obituary.
1894 'Local and General.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 6 February, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134310661
In another obituary Hanley's Flat (Dungog Cemetery) "where he has laid so many" is mentioned.

1894 'The Late Mr. D. Tierney.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 23 February, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134308176

Another more mentions of John:
1900 'Local and General.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 9 January, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137942606
1895 'Death.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 11 June, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134307660
Thanks Trove for providing more evidence to support my research on the Tierneys' undertaking role.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Judy's coming to my neck of the woods

Judy Webster (photo Jill Ball)
I was excited to learn that Judy Webster, a generous and very experienced professional genealogist and geneablogger from Queensland will be speaking at The Lake Macquarie Family History Group next Saturday.

Judy is also the founder of Genealogists for Families, a Kiva Group, that has 364 members supporting families in third world countries. (Join the group via this link).

Although I can't find mention of this talk on the Lake Macquarie Group's website Judy has posted details on her website plus Facebook page and I read of the event in the Lake Macquarie FH Group newsletter.

Knowing that Judy doesn't cross the border to come south too often  (I last saw her at Congress2018) and that she is a speaker of renown I thought that I'd let my readers know of this opportunity to hear Judy speak on "Look Beyond the Border! Archival records with data for interstate and overseas folk.".

Visitors are welcome at Lake Macquarie FHG so, if you would like to hear Judy speak it would be an idea to let the people at The Lake Macquarie Family History Group know that you are coming.

In Good Company at Rootstech

While at Rootstech earlier this year I was interviewed by The Family History Fanatics. They asked me a series of questions about my genealogy practices.

They must have asked similar questions of some of the other genealogists they interviewed. Four of us have been featured in this video posted on Youtube by The Family History Fanatics last week. I was chuffed to be included on the same video as these three prominent genies.



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