Category Archives: News and Views and General Research
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!
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
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
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:
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
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
My blogging activity in 2016 has not been great but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been active on the family history front.
Some time ago, I read an amusing fictional account “The Census Taker Cometh” 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
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