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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Todays military post is the enlistment record of William James Harrison. This enlistment document shows personal details of William James Harrison. He joined the Australian army on the 19th February 1915 and is 27 years of age. It also shows his wife’s name Caroline Harrison and they lived in James St Paddington. He worked as a labourer and we get his signature at the end of the document.3f632552-5c99-4d1a-bd2b-33f31dee2299 


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?