Author Archives: njsresearch6
Soul Search might be a tiny journal with a small readership. Still, its publication of a reworking of my Blog article Thomas Solly – Explorer, Mounted Policeman and Publican (29 November 2012) marks my international publishing debut!
2021 in Review
Three blog posts in 2021! A paltry record in another year of the pandemic with so many people in lockdown and working from home. But this is my normal lifestyle anyway. Given this blog focuses on my Muir-Buirchell and Jones-Sexton … Continue reading
Family History and Chinese Women in Aviation
This article was first drafted in July 2020 as a ‘From the Vault’ segment for the NT Chinese Museum e-News, but never completed. The draft was inspired by reading a 1930 newspaper article about the arrival in Darwin of the … Continue reading
Posted in Chinese Australian Family History 2 Comments
Learning to be a Family Historian
In August last, I (we) went to Hobart for the first time in 33 years; last time, it was one night, this time two nights (or sort of – two and a half). The trip logistics were a nightmare; starting … Continue reading
Edward Treasure: Poverty, Success and Ignominy
This story about my convict ancestor, two times great grandfather Edward Treasure, was originally written as an assessment task in the Diploma of Family History course at the University of Tasmania.
Posted in Jones-Sexton 3 Comments
“Squatter ” Jones Revisited
Back in 2016, I published an account of my great-grandfather William Thomas “Squatter” Jones. Since then, I started the Diploma of Family History through the University of Tasmania and required to write a 1000 word essay on an ancestor, I … Continue reading
Posted in Jones-Sexton Leave a comment
The Office Clean-up
Lorelei carried out her threat and emptied out the office and NJS Family History Archive. It took us together over a week to clean up and reorganise. Here are the before photos:
Bits and Pieces – 2019 in review
Confession I have been a very bad Blogger in 2019! That does not mean a lack of activity when it comes to family history research because it has been a very busy year indeed. While I am out of practice … Continue reading
2017 Bits and Pieces
I have been very recalcitrant! Almost a year since my last blog post! What can I say? 2017 has been thus far been a year of travel: January to Bali for pure relaxation and pleasure; April/May to Sydney and Arrowtown … Continue reading
2016 Bits and Pieces
My blogging activity in 2016 has not been great but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been active on the family history front.