I'm a bit late to the party but that is because I just decided to come along. I was supposed to be on a cruise in the South Pacific during April but the cancellation of the voyage due to Covid-19 has afforded me an opportunity to participate in the challenge.
The theme reveal was due on the 16th March so I am a few days late. Here goes
I've been convalescing from surgery at home for the last two months so I've been spending time revisiting research done years ago. Since that time new resources have come online so I have been able to update my records for these ancestors who deserve to have their stories told. As anything I write on this blog is backed up and preserved on Trove's Archived websites zone by the National Library of Australia the stories I share in this blog will live on.
So that this challenge will not be as onerous as I have found it in the past I will be sharing short posts on some of the 2,000+ descendants I have identified of my 3x Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Phipps. Elizabeth Phipps 1785-1869 was a convict who was transported to New South Wales in 1814 per Wanstead. Many of these short stories will include newspaper reports from Trove's Digitised Australian Newspaper Collection.
If you are elderly like me and practising social distancing to help flatten the curve how about joining me in the challenge.