Author Archives: njsresearch6

About njsresearch6

I have lived in the Northern Territory most of my life, although raised in Western Australia, and I am a member of the NT Genealogical Society.

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

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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.

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“Squatter” Jones – Farmer

  Week two of the National Family History Month weekly blog challenge set by Alex Daw takes your ancestor’s occupations as the theme. For me, that has to be farming or shearing – my cousin Billy and I were the … Continue reading

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1971 National Census, Territory Style

Some time ago, I read an amusing fictional account “The Census Taker Cometh”[1] describing the travails of census enumerators calling at a German immigrant household in Illinois over a 60-year period and concluding with the question “Ever wondered why some … Continue reading

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Those who served in World War I: From the Jones-Sexton Family Tree (Part 1)

I decided long ago to publish in 2015 what I have discovered about the World War I veterans in my family trees.  Slowly I have worked towards this objective over the past couple of years and now suddenly time is … Continue reading

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Delving into Diversions and Deviations – An Australian in the German Army

As Family Historians we are urged to stay focussed and stick to the research plan that we should have already worked out.  But we delve into the diversions and deviations that frequently appear in our quest – searching the internet … Continue reading

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Congress 2015

This a first and last post. The first being is this is a first time experience writing a post on the fly from a hotel room on iPad. The last because I am determined to become a better writer and … Continue reading

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