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#NFHM2022 Week 2 - Travel

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  This is the 2nd week of the #NFHM2022 Blogging Challenge Week 2 - Travel - who hasn't got the travel bug at the moment? Perhaps you could showcase all the photos of family cars, boats, horses or bicycles over the years. Better still plan your family history "bucket-list" travel plan. Or tell us about a recent family history jaunt. Ooh, goody here is my bucket list for travel.... This little frog would love to go back to the UK.  The last time I was there I was 18 years old so I suspect much has changed.  These are the places I would like to go: I have put all the places on a map here  https://goo.gl/maps/PK6NioNzRA3oqeBN9 If I had buckets of money, I would also love to visit Malta which is where some of the Conners were born and worked. It's a lot of territories to cover and I imagine I would want to spend at least a fortnight in London and the same in Ireland and Scotland so I can't see myself getting out of it in under 8 weeks altogether.  I also have friends

#52Ancestorsin52Weeks 30/52 Owen/John McLoughlin ?

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  My maternal grandfather Tom McLoughlin at the end of the back row on the right 1912 This week is going to be a very short post indeed.  Normally I have quite a swag of material about each of my ancestors but this is where my McLoughlin stops as it were. I wanted to write today about Patrick McLoughlin's father Owen McLoughlin.  I wrote about Patrick back in May here. Patrick's death certificate says that his parents were Owen McLoughlin and Bridget Sweeney. On his marriage certificate it states that his father's name was Owen McLoughlin and that he was a labourer. The only birth I have been able to find to a Bridget Sweeney and a McLoughlin is a Patrick to a John McLaughlin and Bridget Sweeney in Templeboy, Sligo as per this blogpost here .  Now - the question is if this John is also known as Owen.   What do you think? Is it too big a leap? There's a bit of me that says let's go back to basics and remind ourselves of what the original research question was. Where

#NFHM2022 Blogging Challenge - Week 1 - August

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  It's National Family History Month in Australia and this is the first of four posts that I will be contributing to our blogging challenge every Sunday in August. The theme for the first week is the word August which you can interpret any way you want really - indeed it doesn't matter what you write about during August - just so long as it's about family history.  August can mean respected or impressive so I've chosen a bit of an easy option (because I am so behind in my blogging for #52Ancestorsin52weeks) and have decided just to publish an obituary for one of my ancestors my 3rd great-grandfather George Henry Carrett I. Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent Tuesday 2 July 1912 - Page 3  courtesy of Trove. And here is the transcription: The hand of death has rempoved from amongst us another of our old and highly esteemed residents in the person of Mr G.H. Carrett, which sad event took place at his son's house, Wellington road at 9:30pm yesterday, the cause o

#52Ancestorsin52 weeks George Henry CARRETT II

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  Ahnentafel Number 20 Context for discovery: This biography was written as part of the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks exercise devised by Amy Johnson Crow.  You can join in too here. The theme for this week is "Fun Fact" Amy says: Not everything in family history has to be serious. This week, think of something fun you've found during your research. George was my 2 nd great-grandfather on my father’s side.  Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that George Henry is a name that keeps getting used in our family tree. It leads to all sorts of complications and mix-ups or mistakes particularly when other branches of the family tree insist on naming their first-born sons George Henry as well.  And just to add insult to injury, the name CARRETT also gets mis-read by the OCR as GARRETT. Other spelling variations include CARNET, CARRET, CARRITT, CARRATT, CARROTT. Sigh.  This blog post is a compilation of several blog posts I previously wrote about my great-

#52Ancestorsin52Weeks Week 28/52 Edward CONNER 1829-1903

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  Ahnentafel Number 16 Context for discovery: This biography was written as part of the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks exercise devised by Amy Johnson Crow.   You can join in too here. The theme for this week is Character. Amy says: “Every family has a person who might be described as a "character." But that's not the only way you might interpret this theme. What about someone named for a famous character, working through a language that uses characters other than what you're used to, or deciphering a character on a tombstone? Be creative and have fun! “ Edward was my 2 nd great-grandfather on my paternal side of the family. Conner is spelled variously as CONNER and CONNOR and can be mis-transcribed as CORMER just to make the hunt even more exciting. This blog post is a compilation of several blog posts I have written about Edward and his family. Childhood   Birth Date/Place : Edward was born circa 1829 Marylebone, Middlesex, England. I don’t have a full