Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Allan

Updating a post from 2012

Remembering my Dad, Allan John Curry 1919-2001, who would have been 98 today. 

Young Allan doesn't look too happy in this photo. The white tie suggests it might have been his First Communion or Confirmation Day - he never was fond of going to Church. 


Allan John Curry


GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 23 June 2017

It's been a frustrating week for reading and writing blog posts. The phone line has been down for a week at our city pad and the internet is moving at snail's pace. I spent five days at our lake house and  have nearly chewed up the 40gig of data I have per month on my phone plan so my online activities have been seriously curtailed.



In selecting posts for this week's Gems I was forced to skim read and ignore posts with titles that didn't pique my curiosity.Here goes with my selections for the week past.

1. Great to see Fran (and Carel last week) mentioned on the GeneabloggersTRIBE site (have you listed your blog there?)
http://geneabloggerstribe.com/travelgenee-joins-the-geneabloggertribe/

2. A few short tips for Intelligent Searches.
http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/intelligent-searching.html

3. Jane describes how she looks after her data.
http://www.taubman.org.uk/family/wp/2017/06/18/backups-and-ransomware/

4. Anne has reached a milestone.
http://ayfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/250-posts-later.html

5. Help for the DNA Challenged.
http://dnaandfamilytreeresearch.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/wdytya-2017-videos-going-online.html

6. A researcher needs our input.
http://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2017/06/views-of-genealogists-sought-by.html

7. Chez researches an Aussie icon.
http://linksinachain.blogspot.com/2017/06/trove-tuesday-biscuits.html

8. I haven't read this yet. Have you?
http://ancestryauthor.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/dying-games-is-out-what-do-you-think.html

9. Trove comes up Trumps again.
https://ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/david-adams-breakthrough-i-hope.html

10. Reflecting on an ancestor's life.
https://gsq-blog.gsq.org.au/life-pioneering-woman/

11. This title fascinated me.
http://earlieryears.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-rams-head-and-rock-playground.html

12. And here are a few responses to the Cemetery Day Challenge Alona posted last week. A great theme that elicited some interesting responses.
http://robynandthegenies.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/celebrating-cemeteries.html
http://michellefnichols.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/remembering-cemetery-day.html
http://www.lonetester.com/2017/06/cemetery-day-18-june-2017/
https://campaspegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/cemetery-day.html
http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/my-cemetree.html





Sunday, June 18, 2017

My CemeTree

A few days ago my genimate Alona reminded us that today 18 June is Cemetery Day. Even though I have been out with living family all day I cannot let today pass without recognising my ancestors on Cemetery Day.

On my way home this evening I had a brainwave - I would create a CemeTree - a tree of my ancestors that shows the Cemeteries in which they rest. Unfortunately I have not been able to find the resting places of many of my ancestors especially those in Ireland. I will never get this task done by my self-imposed deadline tonight if I try to create a table, save it to html and then paste it in this post (that is a task for another day). As an alternative I could create a custom Google Map and place the cemeteries on that. For tonight I will simply list generation by generation my direct ancestors whose final resting places I have identified.

Parent
Allan John Curry Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW

Grandparents 
Thomas William Curry Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW formerly Botany Cemetery
Mary Tierney Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW formerly Botany Cemetery
Frank Duncan Rookwood Cemetery, NSW
Ethel Jane Pusell Rookwood Cemetery, NSW

Frank Duncan and Ethel Jane Pusell, Rookwood Cemetery
Great-Grandparents
Thomas Curry  Cowra Cemetery, NSW
Catherine Molloy  Canowindra Cemetery, NSW
John D'Arcy Tierney Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Mary Kealy Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Francis Duncan  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
Harriet Magick  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
James Pusell  Cobar Cemetery, NSW
Mary Jane Aspinall  Rookwood Cemetery, NSW

Francis Duncan and Harriet Magick, Cobar Cemetery
Great-Great Grandarents
Patrick Curry  Cowra Cemetery, NSW
Bridget Ryan  Forbes Cemetery, NSW
Michael Molloy Carcoar Cemetery, NSW
Catherine Connolly  Carcoar Cemetery, NSW
Denis Tierney  Dungog Cemetery, NSW
Eliza D'Arcy  Dungog Cemetery, NSW
James Magick  Denison Town Pioneer Cemetery, NSW
Bridget Ann Hayward  Buddenbela, Cobbora, NSW
James Pusell  Old Burraga Cemetery, NSW
Maria Tucker  Old Burraga Cemetery, NSW
Richard Aspinall  Carcoar Cemetery, NSW

Bridget Ryan, Forbes Cemetery
Great-Great-Great Grandparents
Patrick Curry  St John's Catholic Cemetery Campbelltown, NSW
Ellen Moore   St John's Catholic Cemetery Campbelltown, NSW
James Westbrook  St Matthew's Church of England Cemetery Windsor, NSW
Elizabeth Phipps  St Peter's Church of England Cemetery Richmond, NSW
Robert Hayward  Cobbora Station, Cobbora, NSW
John Tucker  Bathurst Cemetery, NSW
James Homer  Long Swamp Cemetery, NSW

Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents
William Tucker  St Mary the Virgin Church of England, Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England
Mary Eyers  St Mary the Virgin Church of England, Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England

St Mary the Virgin, Datchet


Saturday, June 17, 2017

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

I buy very few souvenirs when travelling.

When I was at The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory earlier in the year I saw a map, The AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia, that fascinated me so I parted with $9.95 to buy a copy. "The map attempts to represent all the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous peoples of Australia."

Still in its cellophane wrapper
I just uncovered the map in a pile of my stuff, I hadn't even taken it out of its cellophane packet, I will rectify that. I thought I'd find out about the story of the map so I consulted Google which took me to the
AIATSIS Website and there I discovered that the map is available online free for all to see.  The online map has a 'magnifying glass' circle that you can move around to highlight selected areas. While I prefer my larger hard copy map the price is right for the online version.

Take a look to determine who were the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous peoples in the areas where your ancestors lived.

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