About Me


I first became interested in family history over 20 years ago after completing a family tree for a school history project and have been collecting information ever since.  This blog is a way for me to record and share the information that I have with family, but I hope that others will enjoy it too.

It was the death of my grandmother in 2006, which made me realise how important it is to record memories, events and details of our heritage for future generations, before it is too late.

I am now totally addicted to family history research, which takes priority over housework on weekends!

Please feel free to contact me if you are related or can assist in my research.


Sharon
Current Queensland (Previously Victoria)
Australia
email:  flexonline(at)bigpond.com


10 comments:

  1. Hi, Sharon - thak you for your comment on my recent posting which mentioned by husband's Donaldson ancestors from South Shields. Have you contacted Tyne & Wear Achives,
    (www.twmuseums.org.uk) as I found them very helpful, in particular with a “A Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships: a record of merchant sailing ships owned, registered and built at the Port of Tyne 1830-1930”, compiled by Richard Keys. This is a complete A-Z of Ships, master mariners and owners, detailing ships, voyages, disasters and share-ownerships, and much more - a must for anyone with maritime ancestors in this region.
    Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much for the hint Sue. I will certainly contact the Tyne & Wear Archives. Fingers crossed. Thanks again.

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    2. I agree their resources are great but I haven't used that book so will need to look it out.

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  2. Hi, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award for your wonderful blog. You can see it here: http://amongmybranches.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/liebster-blog-award/

    Congratulations! William (amongmybranches)

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  3. Thank you, Sharon, for your comment on my A-Z posting. I actually do have a connection with Australia with my Aunt Peggy emigrating there with her husband in 1950. They settled in Melbourne and then Mornington. She returned to Britain for a holiday in the 1970's and we last met then. Unfortunately she and her family were not good correspondens and after her death I never got far with responses to e-mails, Christmas cards etc. A great pity.

    Re your Scottish research, I would advise contacting the local Archive Centre where your ancestors were based. If you let me know where they lived, I can point you in the right direction. Do keep in touch! Regards, Susan.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I appreciate it.

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  4. Hi! Last July your blog mentioned "All The Little Pansy Faces" (with a truly fabulous photo!). My own dearest grandmother used to sing this to me when I was little, pointing at a watercolour of pansies. I still have the picture and have been searching for years for the words to the song. Now, thanks to you, I have at least got the chorus. Do you by any chance have the rest of the lyrics?
    PS Having discovered your blog by accident, it's so charming & informative I'll be back!!
    Thanks.
    Gina

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    1. Thank you for finding all the words.
      http://shazlex.blogspot.com.au/search?q=Pansy+Faces

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  5. How appropriate to read these poignant messages on Anzac Day. So sad.

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  6. How appropriate to read these poignant messages on Anzac Day. So sad.

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