Category Archives: Jones-Sexton
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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