Exploring the British Newspaper Archives

In Search of Substantiating Evidence In Australia, we are extremely fortunate with the information available on our Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates and our free online Newpapers at Trove. After recently purchasing some Birth and Marriage Certificates from England, I needed some additional family information. I started by hunting out the British Newspapers Online, inContinue reading “Exploring the British Newspaper Archives”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: On Finally Reaching Jensens.

A Welcome Beacon in the Wilderness. Danebo Hotel, Martin’s Creek. Courtesy: Centre for Gippsland Studies Pictures Collection, Monash University Research Repository http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/70716 There was a beam to be removed at the crossing of the creek and the boy asks the child to get off and move it. This necessitates getting the only dry article, the saddle, wet.Continue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: On Finally Reaching Jensens.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: A Dark & Stormy Night in the Gippsland Forest, 1902.

Cold Comfort in the Darkest Hour Bridge over Snowy River, Orbost (Harvey, 1890) SLVic H2009.100/119 After the child has put on his oldest clothes, the horses which are tethered outside the bank, are mounted and the brothers ride off at 6.15pm. The township of Orbost has about 400 people and there are about 200 farmsContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: A Dark & Stormy Night in the Gippsland Forest, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach

Day 3: Roughing the Track from Cunninghame to Orbost Thursday, March 27, 1902.                                                                       Coach & Horseback. Lakes Entrance, Cunninghame. StateContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: Crossing the Gippsland Lakes, 1902.

Still Day 2:  Sale to Cunninghame aboard the ‘Omeo’ Wednesday March 26th, 1902.                                                                  Rail. River. Lakes. Swing Bridge & S.S. ‘Omeo’ at SaleContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: Crossing the Gippsland Lakes, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.

Day 2: Melbourne to Sale by Train Wednesday March 26th, 1902.     Rail. River. Lakes. Wonderful to relate the child (Samuel) rose at 6.30 a.m. (what would D. think). After breakfast, he caught the train leaving for Sale at 7.55 a.m. The occupants of the apartment this morning are more cheerful in spite ofContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.

Day 1: Beaufort to Melbourne by Train. Many thanks to Samuel Young’s family who have kindly given permission to use Samuel Young’s Diary here on Explorers Tree blog. We hope you enjoy this delightful tale of the perilous journey undertaken by the two brothers, Samuel and William Young, who met many interesting characters as theyContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.”

State Records NSW: J.F. O’Reilly: Successful Fossicking

At the Forefront  of Technology    Way back in the dark ages before online genealogical indexes and searches existed many family history enthusiasts spent umpteen hours trawling through piles of old books, musty documents, microfiche and microfilms. Sometimes, this even became a family affair with different family members helping out. To some, it seemed likeContinue reading “State Records NSW: J.F. O’Reilly: Successful Fossicking”

State Records of NSW: Fossicking for John F. O’Reilly

A Touch of Gold    Still searching at the State Records of New South Wales for information on John Francis O’Reilly. I have previously mentioned the Teacher’s Rolls where I found John teaching at Manly Public School from May 1898 to December 1900. With no trace of John in the Manly Public School Photos inContinue reading “State Records of NSW: Fossicking for John F. O’Reilly”

John F. O’Reilly: A Sea of Children’s Faces

Teaching at Manly Public School    Time to check out the Teachers Rolls and school records at the State Records of New South Wales. The obituary for John F. O’Reilly in The Argus, Melbourne mentions John was a teacher between 1898 and 1900. We can look up the State Records online index of teachers rolls forContinue reading “John F. O’Reilly: A Sea of Children’s Faces”