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.

Family History Research – Bits and Pieces

Here we are and it’s mid-November already with only three Blog entries for the year and this will be the first since June – not the best of efforts!  Yes, Neville Jones Services has been busy and but a lot … Continue reading

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Memories of an Accident

In recent times the National Library of Australia has digitised and made available through its Trove project the newspaper The Great Southern Herald.  This newspaper was, and still is today, published in Katanning just 26 miles from my home town … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

In my story of Oct 2012 “The ‘Young Thief’ was my Second Great Grandmother” I referred to Richard Norrish as a Private in the 51st Regiment.  He was of course in the 96th (‘Manchester’) Regiment which relieved the last detachment … Continue reading

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Elva Trevelion – An Untold Story from Trove

Elva Trevelion – An Untold Story from Trove This is a story about a story that, it seems, has never been properly told and an example of the value of Trove.  Most family history researchers understand what a treasure Trove … Continue reading

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England Scotland and Europe – 2013

Well, we’re back in harness after seven weeks holiday in England, Scotland and Europe – with a rest break in Singapore and Bali.  This instalment is only intended to be an interim account of our travels and in ensuing articles … Continue reading

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Family History Research Update

After a promising 2012 start to my fledgling blogger career, 2013 has proved quite unproductive!  Indeed my family history research activity has been sporadic and quite haphazard.  Sadly, I have not been able to attend at the NT Genealogical Society … Continue reading

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The “Aha” Moment in Family Research – Solly and Flavel in my Muir-Buirchell Tree

The little I knew about my South Australian forebears was that my great grandmother was “… a Solly raised as a Flavel.”  Over recent years, I have been reasonably successful in documenting the Solly Family dating from the 1840 arrival … Continue reading

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2012 Family History Research in Review

As previously reported, I have two Blog publications underway: There’s a pub in my family: The Solly and Head Families in the South Australian Hotel Trade from my Muir-Buirchell Tree and A horse named Kojonup from my Jones-Sexton Tree.  Neither … Continue reading

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Thomas Solly – Explorer, Mounted policeman and Publican

November is almost over and the World War I Blog publication I have been working on – A Horse named ‘Kojonup’ … – is not yet complete. The following tale comes from my Muir-Buirchell Family Tree and is actually an … Continue reading

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The ‘Young Thief’ was my Second Great Grandmother

The ‘Young Thief’ was my Second Great Grandmother I came across this article entirely by accident when using the National Library of Australia’s Trove to search the digitised newspapers for something different entirely. This incident occurred in Howick (now Hay) … Continue reading

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