Category Archives: News and Views and General Research

Notices and general comments

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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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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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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