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23 Aug 2014 The thrill of the chase

Although it has been quite a period of time since I last posted on this website.  Over the last few years I have been gaining incredible knowledge and expanding my research skills whilst studying an Advanced Diploma in Local, Family & Applied History studies.

Some may wonder why the month of August is the official National History Month but with more than a quarter of a million Australians now involved with researching their family history it is quite understandable.  With the centenary of our ANZACs and so many television programs revisiting our history only encourages us to think of our family’s history.

Modern technology now provides us with the tools to access information immediately with the use of the internet.  However there is often a piece of information that maybe missing or a name that was transcribed incorrectly that often sends us on an incorrect path to trace our Ancestors.

If you have fallen in love with the thrill of the chase to find out more about your Ancestors and where they came from only to have hit a brick wall please contact me as I get so much pleasure in helping people to complete their family tree.

24 Apr 2011 Remember your Ancestors who served Australia this ANZAC day

ANZAC day in Australia is a day that has held a special place in my heart since I was a small child, my very Dad served in World War II from 26/08/1940 to 11/04/1946 and although he was involved throughout the year with the 42nd Battalion in Central Queensland I can still recall how proud he was to march with his mates each Anzac day.

Along with my Dad there were many of my loved ones who have served Australia in the Boar War, World War I, World War II and at Vietnam and although not much was spoken of this when I was growing up, it is so important for us to capture this information about our Ancestors before it is lost forever.

The things that are often discovered when an older loved one passes away, a certificate, a photograph or a medal can often open new areas of your love one’s life that you were never aware of.

Family Skeletons have the experience and expertise to provide a professional research of your Ancestors who were involved with serving Australia in the various theatres of war over the years.  It is so important for us all to record this information for generations to come.  I know I am grateful I was able to honour my loved ones.

On this Anzac day in 2011, let us all remember our Ancestors who served their country.

The “Ode of Remembrance” is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon‘s poem “For the Fallen“, which was first published in The Times in September 1914.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.