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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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A Genealogical Excursion
We are now archived through the National Library of Australia PANDORA progam (pandora.nla.gov.au).
This page will be a place for processing thoughts and posting about my ancestors both in Australia and their home nations.
If you find yourself reading about an ancestor here, please do contact me by commenting, or e-mail me at
Fourth generation surnames:
BANFIELD, BORDER, CASTLE, CONLON, EWER, HALL, HARRINGTON, HODGE, HURLEY, MOLONEY, PRIESTLY, QUINANE, SMITH, SNAPE, STANILAND, TREVITHICK
I have a partner blog for interesting things I find, mainly from early Australian settlement:
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Patonga NSW - a history
Roy Ewer has helped me in many ways in understand my recent EWER ancestors - he is my grandmother's cousin. Roy has often mentioned his ...
The children of William and Eliza HALL - Yass, NSW - updated version
This is the second version of this post (the previous was on June 9 2010), updated with new information. My dad, Andrew Hall, spent some tim...
The mystery of Stephen LEWIS (1826-1907) and his family, continued
It is impossible not to be swept up in trying to solve a genealogy mystery outside direct lineage. In most cases, I learn of the 'myster...
Update on Cornelius HURLEY and Julia DWYER
I've now sourced the death certificates of Cornelius HURLEY and Julia DWYER (see below): Julia Dwyer, died 1890, Yarrawonga, Victoria ...
The CONLON plot at Rookwood Cemetery
When I was visiting Sydney last year I spent some time at Roodwood Cemetery in the 'Necropolis', the Catholic section of the cemeter...
Update on Ewer's in Colonial NSW
I posted a list of EWER people in Australia prior to 1901, the Colonial period (http://thehistoryofmatt.blogspot.com/2008/05/ewers-in-coloni...
The HALL General Store in Koorawatha NSW
After my HALL ancestors (William and Eliza nee BLISS) moved off their farm in Yass to the town of Koorawatha, it is said in the family histo...
The CONLON family of Glebe
I've been working quite a lot on my CONLON family line - Michael Joseph CONLON was the patriarch of my family line, but he also had thre...
The FURRILL families of Woodchurch, Kent
I've received the death certificate for William FURRILL and am starting to piece his story together. This has been helped immeasurably b...
William Hodge the policeman
I've written quite a bit on my ancestor William Hodge (1811-1863) including this fairly long summary: http://thehistoryofmatt.blogspot.c...
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