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    Climbing Your Family’s Gum Tree

    Cassmob over at Family history across the seas has issued a geneameme challenge to encourage Aussie bloggers to celebrate Australia Day 2014. Normally, I’m not one for these types of things, but this one tickled my fancy. So here goes:
    My first ancestor to arrive in Australia was:
    Thomas WOOTTON – arrived 12 Jul 1824 on the [...]

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Welcome to the Watson & Canet Family History Blog!

I hope you will enjoy reading my genealogy blog. I will be posting periodically about my personal family history research, ...

Families

Movember Monday – Henry Vincent CANET (1878 – 1953)

I’m doing a month long meme for November – Movember Monday!! Each monday of the month in support of Movember, I will be posting about a moustached ancestor!! Come on over to the Inside History Hairy Mancestor page and let people know about your post!
Henry Vincent Canet, born 10 Oct 1878 in Tallygaroopna, Vic, Australia[1]; [...]

Research Tips

Public Trees and Sharing Research

Over at Gathering Dust, Sharon asks some questions about cousin-baiting and public trees.
I think the first thing you have to realise and come to terms with when doing any research, but especially genealogy research is that you only have control over the quality of your own research. Yes, some people on Ancestry are ancestor collectors [...]

Technology

Using Flickr As A Family History Resource

The proliferation of various social networking sites has been a huge boon for family history researchers. Most people are aware of using services like Twitter or Facebook to connect with other researchers. But what about other websites such as Flickr?
For those unfamiliar with it, Flickr is a photo-storage and sharing site. For a small annual [...]

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Movember Monday – Hamilton Lewis O’DONNNELL (1847 – 1920)

I’m doing a month long meme for November – Movember Monday!! Each monday of the month in support of Movember, I will be posting about a moustached ancestor!! Come on over to the Inside History Hairy Mancestor page and let people know about your post!
Hamilton Lewis O’DONNELL was born on 13 Oct, 1847 in [...]