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2023 ending, 2024 starting & what’s new: My family tree weeks 15 – 31 December 2023 Acquire US

2023 glided by in a blur. So many nice issues occurred and protecting this Diary helps me to recollect simply how a lot I do in a 12 months. 


Jill Ball aka Geniaus has once more supplied her Intensify the Optimistic Geneameme for 2023. One other good way to consider what occurred in your family tree analysis in 2023. Learn my response here.

I’ve a visitor weblog for the Genealogical Society of Queensland developing in January. The massive query as at all times, might be what to jot down about.

Books & Magazines

For numerous causes my consideration has been drawn to Charles Dickens and his affiliation with Australia. To my disgrace, I believe, I’ve solely ever learn Nice Expectations for varsity. To redress this I’m at the moment studying Tom Keneally’s That Dickens Boy. Not fairly a Charles Dickens novel however a terrific perception into the Dickens household. It might even encourage me to learn an actual Dickens e-book once more.

Books are piling up round me, season presents and Ph D works plus the quantity on my IPad is rising at an alarming charge. It appears I’ll have been transformed to the comfort of the e-book. 

Additionally utilizing Moreton Area libraries extra and their app Libby which lets me learn all these family tree magazines as a part of my library subscription. To not point out all of the ebooks they’ve.


Not too many on my horizon this 12 months. Nevertheless, there are many webinars and on-line periods that I can atone for. 

Legacy Household Tree Webinars have simply introduced their 2024 program. Good to see the Down Beneath sequence continues with some good Aussie/Kiwi audio system. You’ll be able to register to look at stay for the entire 12 months and its free to look at for the primary week after the session. Test it out here.

New Sources

2023 ending, 2024 starting & what's new: My family tree weeks 15 - 31 December 2023 Acquire US Obtain US
The Australian Residence Lovely
Vol 29 No 7 July 1950

Findmypast added new Kent information, plus opened up extra redacted entries within the 1939 Register. There are virtually 188,000 of those beforehand closed information now open. Household historical past is certainly by no means ending. Over 90,000 extra newspaper pages have been added.   

Trove Treasure in December 2023 and January 2024 and for all our vacation cooking, they’ve now digitised over 100 basic cookbooks. Confession time. I can spend hours cookbooks, not essentially cooking, simply wanting. I am unable to wait to discover this new assortment of cookbooks. 

Or you possibly can learn all these great magazines which have additionally been digitised. Keep in mind the Nineteen Fifties and all these great sizzling winter puddings. I liked the pineapple the wrong way up desserts though mine by no means fairly appeared just like the recipe picture.

Over 800,000 photographs have been added to Trove in 2022-2023. Extra might be coming in 2024 and here’s a preview listing. Good to see the neighborhood cooperation between Trove and regional family tree societies in addition to college and native historical past teams.


  • Border Morning Mail (1952) [Albury City Libraries]
  • Coolamon Farmers’ Overview (1910-1917) [Coolamon and District History Group]
  • Coolamon-Ganmain Farmers’ Overview (1906-1910, 1917-1918) [Coolamon and District History Group]
  • The Pastoral Occasions and Deniliquin Telegraph (1895-1950) [Deniliquin Genealogy Society Inc]
  • The Seagull (1957-2015) [Tweed River High School]


  • Australijos Lietuvis – The Australian Lithuanian (1948-1956) [Australian Lithuanian Archives]
  • Folks’s Weekly (1890-1926) [State Library of South Australia]
  • Port Lincoln Occasions (1982-1986) [Port Lincoln History Group]
  • Seasider (1956-1963) [National Trust of SA – Wilunga Branch]
  • South East Kingston Chief (1962-1976) [Kingston Branch of the National Trust of SA]
  • The Commonplace (1959-1965) [Prospect Local History Group]


  • Gippsland Farmers’ and Glengarry, Toongabbie and Cowwarr Journal (1923) [Latrobe City Libraries]
  • Solar Information Pictorial (1922-1954) [State Library Victoria]
  • The Journal: Glengarry, Toongabbie and Cowwarr journal (1923-1929) [Latrobe City Libraries]
  • Yarrawonga Mercury and Lake Rowan, Tungamah and Mulwala Information (1882) [Yarrawonga Mulwala Historical Society Inc]
  • Yarrawonga Mercury and Mulwala Information (1882-1897) [Yarrawonga Mulwala Historical Society Inc]
  • Yarrawonga Mercury and Southern Riverina Advertiser (1897-1905, 1921-1927) [Yarrawonga Mulwala Historical Society Inc]


My listing of talks for 2024 thus far are actually up on the Events web page of my web site. As standard I’m wanting ahead to presenting and catching up with associates at these occasions.

My Genie Chat periods right here on Bribie are persevering with in 2024 and the primary time period will have a look at English family tree.

What’s Coming Up?

January is historically a quiet time and there are many little catch up duties on my listing. Like finding out all my journey and household photographs from this 12 months. I are likely to obtain them into topic folders and promise myself I’ll get again to delete the not so good and determine those I wish to maintain. No surprises however I not often do this so I’ve fairly a little bit of tidying up simply in my photograph folders.

2023 ending, 2024 starting & what's new: My family tree weeks 15 - 31 December 2023 Acquire US Obtain US
Alice Value and her daughters

I may point out the scanning phrase, however there are too many initiatives there. I managed to type Mum’s photographs into classes and provides my brother some that associated to his kids. However the little piles of scanning are nonetheless sitting on the shelf behind me. Within the photograph above I’m fairly positive that my son couldn’t determine anybody. Even I am undecided if that’s Mum on the far left, she was rather a lot youthful than her siblings. I do know the remaining – from left to proper Alice Value nee White, her daughter Beryl, daughter in legislation Peggy, daughter Mavis and daughter Hazel. 

The Family tree Squad and Cyndi Ingles has her Submitting Friday Fb problem and infrequently I’ve put aside a Friday to only sort out issues like submitting and scanning. May I stick with it each week? No for starters the Bribie Household Historical past Affiliation has its month-to-month assembly on the primary Friday. Then there may be lunch afterwards. However 3 out of 4 Fridays would possibly make a distinction to my photograph initiatives. Take a look at their last post for 2023 and the plan for 2024.

Thanks to all my readers over the 12 months – I’ve not been as common with running a blog as I hoped. Journey took up fairly a number of weeks and you’ll observe these travels via my Fb web page. Your ongoing help of this weblog could be very a lot appreciated.

I hope that you’ve got all had a superb family tree time in 2023 and that 2024 might be equally fabulous. Keep secure and properly till subsequent time, Shauna

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