Welcome to my family history pages
Henry Ashmore's historic goldfields letter
Gold was discovered in Victoria in 1851. My ancestor, Henry Ashmore, was one of the first to head for the Ballarat goldfields. He wrote about his experiences in a letter to his brother in 1852. You can see what he wrote in my blog article
My Cornish ancestors knew John Wesley
After researching my family history for about thirty years I have not found any ancestors who could be described as famous - although some are rather infamous! It was therefore pleasing to find that two of my Cornish ancestors knew a famous person, John Wesley, who, with his brother Charles and others, founded the Methodist movement. Read more in my blog article.
My biggest brick wall smashed: John SCOTT was really John CONACHER
For over 25 years I had been searching for the origins of my 2nd great grandfather, John SCOTT who married Susan ASHMORE at Creswick in 1857.
A surprise phone call from a relative a few weeks ago has helped me smash my biggest genealogical brick wall. She had found some old letters dating back to the 1850's from SCOTT relatives in Scotland. I have written about how I eventually found this family in a blog article.
At the Broadmeadows Army Training Camp in the First World War
I posted a photo in my blog of my grandfather and other army recruits at the training camp. The photo was taken in about July 1915.
Please have a look and let me know if you can identify any of the men.
Check my genealogy blog for some of the more interesting stories from my family history together with news about updates to my website.