Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trove Tuesday - Keep your Head Down

Last night I was Troveing away when I came across a lengthy report on Mr GeniAus' grandparents' wedding. I noted that Harriet Parkinson was given away by her brother Mr R. Parkinson. That's a bit funny I thought, I knew there was a brother George in Australia but I thought Robert was with the rest of the family in England.

I hopped over to Ancestry and in a public tree I found mention of Robert's marriage, checking this out on the NSW Registry site I confirmed that as well as the birth of a son to Robert and his wife (other facts! in the Ancestry tree were inaccurate). Back to Trove I went where I found several articles about Robert and family, these articles were peppered with other names from my tree and confirmed that I was on track. I think that Robert, Annie and their family may have gone back to live in England but I need to follow that up.

I had a field day on Trove and have gathered a swag of clippings that I must extract details from and add to my database. In the meantime I am sharing this one clipping that appeared in quite a few Australian newspapers.  It refers to yet another Parkinson sibling Harry.

1916 'I'VE GOT A WIFE IN ENGLAND".', Sunday Times(Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), 23 January, p. 6, viewed 29 September, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121338775
I wonder what our chances are of finding some Parkinson cousins on our next trip to The Old Country?

3 comments:

Heather Clarey said...

Love the newspaper clipping - made me laugh. Great Aussie story to have in your family.

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