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Week 4 – Have a good time – inform us what you’ve got achieved this month. What speak did you attend throughout #NationalFamilyHistoryMonth that you just thought was sensible or inform us concerning the discoveries you made?

This has been a loopy busy month for me.  We have had so much to do at QFHS and I’ve been quite distracted.  

However I’m happy that, regardless of many distractions, I nonetheless managed to publish some weblog posts – ten if I get this and one other one accomplished in the present day.

I additionally managed to progress the framing of my father’s grandfather’s medals.  We’re not there but by any stretch of the creativeness.  As somebody as soon as mentioned, COVID has a behavior of warping time.  It has taken over a yr to search out somebody to scan and contact up and enlarge a really outdated unhealthy picture of my father’s grandfather, get the appropriate ribbons for the medals and discover a framer.  Who woulda thought it may take so lengthy???? See this ABS report on Business Conditions and Sentiments which talks concerning the scarcity of workers and provide chain points in enterprise.  I reckon small enterprise is the toughest hit of all.

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I gave a chat at Arana Hills Library on the twelfth of August concerning the Pleasure of Geneablogging and acquired to see their pretty renovations, meet some enthusiastic household historians and meet up with outdated colleagues.

The one speak I managed to attend was on the QFHS Members Assembly on seventeenth August.  It was Dr Mick Davis AM ASM FPA, Supervisor QAS Heritage and History, Queensland Ambulance Service speaking about the evolution of ambulance affected person care, evolving ambulance street and different ambulance automobiles, and the evolution of ambulance training and ambulance pharmacology. It was an interesting speak on so many ranges.  I understand how a lot we love our ambos and what challenges they face every day however actually, whenever you look again on the historical past of the service…my goodness, the circumstances that they labored underneath then – the situation of the roads – or lack thereof, lack of correct funding and so on.  We’re very properly served in the present day. When you comply with them on Fb here you may see their #throwbackThursday posts which characteristic what it was once like within the outdated days.  

I purchased myself a ebook – Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors by James G Ryan to assist me with my McLoughlin analysis.  

I recorded plenty of materials for some videos for a virtual Open Day for QFHS which you’ll be able to view right here, ably edited by the fantastic and really affected person Laurie Lee. I additionally recorded a pop-up speak for NFHM with Jonathan Richards edited by the fabulous Jan Squire which you’ll be able to view here.

I had a beautiful lengthy dialog with cousin Marilyn Sanderson on my mom’s facet of the household about our frequent convict ancestor Samuel Taylor. Now we have been enormously aided in our analysis by native historians Brian Walsh and Cameron Archer who even have an curiosity within the space. Cameron seemed up the trial report for Samuel Taylor on the Mitchell Library and despatched it to us. I came upon he was a button maker and probably had a brother or cousin Joseph.  I am tremendous excited to have came upon a bit extra about him.

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Alex dressed as much as have a good time Jude’s eightieth

August is a busy month for birthdays in our household – my daughter’s birthday, my father’s birthday, his accomplice’s eightieth birthday, and my two nieces’ birthdays. All of it occurs in August.  

I additionally had two shock visits from outdated associates – one an old style pal from Adelaide and one other expensive pal who was out from the UK very briefly. 

When it comes to discoveries, I suppose I pushed my Scottish household a bit additional again than I’ve beforehand.  I added a brand new web page to my weblog referred to as Occupations which I fairly like.  It could possibly be prettier however it’s getting there.

I am nonetheless maintaining with #52Ancestorsin52weeks which is a small miracle.

I wrote to native historians in Dubbo NSW about my Carrett household and obtained swift fulsome replies concerning historic buildings. Thanks Macquarie Regional Library!

I liked the Opening Discuss that Professor Larissa Behrendt delivered for NFHM on Norfolk Island which you’ll be able to watch here.

I am trying ahead to the Closing Ceremony subsequent Wednesday and drawing all of the prizes.  Have you ever entered the competition? Have you ever registered for the Closing Ceremony? Simply e-mail [email protected] or register through the Contact Web page on the NFHM web site here.

How has your month been?  Did you might have any wins household history-wise? 

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