Old photos

great grandmother

Thursday, 13 January 2011

I am the family historian in my family. I love doing genealogy and have one line of the ancestors back to a baptism in Bedfordshire, England in 1603. As well as finding information, I am often given lots of photos, often with nothing written on the back of them to identify who is in the photo.

One relative decided to clean out their attic, and lo and behold, there were portraits of my grandfather, great grandfather and great grandmother. Of course, the insects had also found them.

I have spent a lot of money having the portraits fixed and digitally recorded, but I thought I would put the original image on here today.

Do you have a family historian? Do you have lots of photos that don’t have any names on the back?

Visiting the rellies

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Decided to take the car for a long drive today, so my parents, brother and I headed to Cockle Creek.

Where is that you ask?  If you go any further south in Tasmania, you will be in the World Heritage area of the Tasmanian Wilderness.

My great-great-great grandparents are buried there and we knew the gravestone area needed some clearing. So we took a whipper snipper to clean out the weeds, grasses and ferns growing around the graves. So, please say ‘Hello’ to William Tedman, his wife Mary Ann Tedman nee Swain and their grandson John Edward Louis Evorall.

I have done some research into William and Mary as they both arrived here in the 1800’s as convicts from England.

Do you have any convicts in your family history? What have you found out about them?