Monday, October 20, 2014

Family Tree

Beneath the three lane Western Distributor from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
On Saturday I attended yet another Society of Australian Genealogists' seminar in Lower Kent Street, this time tracing "Passenger Arrivals into NSW". Two hours is a long time for me to sit. In fairness, it is not so much the sitting as the standing up and moving afterwards. And the seminar room is on the 2nd floor with the toilets on the ground floor.

I have two ancestors who I am unable to confidently land upon these shores. My grandmother's grandmother, Ann Howell, was in the 1861 UK Census in Gloucestershire, and the next sighting is her marriage in July 1864 in Ipswich, Queensland. My mother's mother, Olie Hughes was married in May 1920 In a church in Enmore in inner-city Sydney. My grandfather, Roy Selby, returned from WW1 in December 1919. I know his wife-to-be travelled as a war-bride, but when and on which vessell. This seminar has given me a few extra leads.

1 comment:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love the shot for its own beauty and the metaphor with family tree. Very clever.