It is not often that I am pleased (thankful is probably a bit too strong a word!) to have a cold. But, because I stayed home from my usual session at the gym and watched Jill Ball’s Online Resources for Australian Research Hangout on Air, today has turned out to be one of those days. Thanks to Jill and her guests, I have an extra record and a new lead! Continue reading “Thankful Thursday – some new records”
Month: November 2013
Trove Tuesday: Solving the Mystery of That Photo – almost!
I always enjoy reading other bloggers Trove Tuesday posts so it is probably fitting that my first family history post relates to the fabulous resources on that site.
This photo has puzzled me for some time. It was obviously an important occasion as most of the people depicted are quite formally dressed. Many of the individuals are difficult to distinguish, unfortunately.
The letter on the back provided some clues, the most important of which was the date of the picnic: 2nd June 1870
The very formal style of the letter seems to indicate that the writer and the recipient were acquaintances rather than family or friends.
My dear Sir
I send you a photo, not certainly a very perfect one, of our picnic held at Clo?lar? Middle Harbour on the 2nd inst.
Thos Ri?h?? Continue reading “Trove Tuesday: Solving the Mystery of That Photo – almost!”