Genealogical Notes 27th-30th June

Its been a very busy couple of weeks with family related events as well as work. But now I have a bit more time, I thought I’d get back into blogging again. I’ve discovered a wonderful family album.  Which has given me more wonderful information on the Harrison side and  answered a few questions I had. But as always added more interesting stories about some relatives. So, I hope to share some of these discoveries with you in the near future.

Along with looking at this photo album that has been found, I’ll be going my own genealogy clean up. Which involves scanning any documents I don’t have digital copies of and putting them into a cloud software. Then I’ll have multiple copies in other places, too. I find that dropbox seems pretty good but also open to any suggestions about other great cloud software.

The Archive Lady: The Cost of Preservation Materials — Geneabloggers

The Archive Lady: The Cost of Preservation Materials Rachel in California emailed a question after reading the September 29, 2016 column How to Preserve Civil War Letters from The Archive Lady. She asks “I was wondering if you could assist me with some additional guidance. It seems the cost of preservation materials can add up quite…

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William James Harrison

Enlistment Papers

Enlistment Papers

“Court martial sentenced to 28 days in camp”, were some the first words I saw written in the military documents of James Harrison. I wondered what could he have done? Why was he court martialled? So, I flicked through the other pages of the military documents looking for any clues to this mystery. But found nothing.

William James Harrison was 27 when hepage-4 enlisted for the Australian army. At the time, he had two young children (James and John) and a baby on the way (Edna May). William and his wife Caroline (Rhodes) Harrison lived in James St Paddington. As you can see from the enlistment papers. One of the interesting things for me is the detailed description of his appearance in these papers. As there’s no photos attached in the files.

Welcome to October Family History Month 2016 — Ancestry Blog

To many October means the start of fall weather, turning of the leaves and anything pumpkin flavored but to us October means Family History Month! Throughout the month of October, we will explore the theme of DNA and how it can strengthen and support your family history research. We will feature educational videos and posts from…

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Genealogy Journey

How did you start in family history? Well, for me it started one day when I was looking for something in my Dad’s desk and I came across an old piece of paper. I unfolded the paper and it had the name of a man called, James Harrison. I noticed in the corner the Australian Army symbol and more information about the first World War.

I thought who was this man? What did he look like? All these questions started to fill my mind. Talking with my dad, he shed some light. The man was my great grandfather and he was a solider in the first World War.

This was the beginning my family history journey. Share your comments below. How did your family history journey start?