Monthly Archives: August 2013

Trove Detective: Maude O’Reilly, A Talented Artist

Trove: An Australian Treasure Trove is an extremely valuable resource and it’s free, thanks to the National Library of Australia. The digitised newspapers may need editing but if we all do a little when we visit it helps everybody. It … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: John F. O’Reilly: Just a Little Trove Magic

Perseverance Rewarded.      Still struggling to find where John O’Reilly was buried. His marriage certificate showed his name as John Francis Benedict O’Reilly, an electrical engineer living in Petersham when he married Catherine Maude Wormersley, a dressmaker at St … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Ellen O’Reilly: Where is John?

In Search of John F. O’Reilly Now there are only the cemeteries for three of John & Ellen O’Reilly’s thirteen children left to find. Mary Ellen Walshe was buried at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park in 1969 & the youngest child, … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly: Keeping the Family Together.

Finding more ways around Rookwood Necropolis Babies Michael, Mary & Agnes O’Reilly have no headstone Cemetery Transcriptions are another way to trace family members you may be looking for, through inscriptions on headstones and memorials in cemeteries. It’s always rewarding … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly : Roaming around Rookwood Cemetery

Finding & Remembering the Little Ones. At Rookwood Necropolis, I arrived armed with a spreadsheet listing all the O’Reilly’s I wanted to find and a map of the Catholic Section showing Section Mortuary 1, where the babies were buried. Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly: Round & Round with the O’Reilly’s

What’s in a name? Rookwood Necropolis is a very large cemetery in Sydney which opened in 1868 and soon had it’s own mortuary station & hearse carriages. The staff of the various churches in Rookwood are very helpful but can … Continue reading

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