Category Archives: Jones-Sexton

Stories and research articles from my Jones-Sexton line

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.

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“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

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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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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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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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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.

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