This damn virus has impacted our lives for nigh on 18 months plus now, so travel is complex and family are paramount in our lives. But life does go on regardless.
We (The Man and I) have staged a break-away and I am currently sitting up in the rainforest at the Top-of-the-Range above Cairns where it is warmer, the cold got to me so we staged our break-out to touch base family, putting the finishing touches to my latest project. A new publication for the Family Historians.
(Nb: For a preview of this title visit the US site here. Australian purchasing can be done through all other links)
The covid times for us haven’t been a complete hiatus, as there are a number of positives which came out of the restrictions. But as I am over it all… I won’t go into that. Perhaps the most positive thing is that it all provided time to put things-to-rights with my interest in Family History research – You see ‘I Hunt Dead People’ as a hobby. Given the time, I have dived into my Family History interests and taken on a Uni course… A Family History Diploma, with UTAS (Tasmania) and what an adventure it has been, and a joy to anticipate.
For those who know me, you know of my interest in family history and research. It has been a life long interest… born of the way that some of my maternal family (Mothers side) arbitrarily decided that my mother wasn’t entitled to know about her fathers identity, or I, my Grandfathers identity. That issue was resolved quite early in the peace (literally)… as not everyone in the family agreed on the unnecessary secrecy and deceit. However, my keen interest in research and resolving questions was here born in my teens, and it has flourished ever since for literally half a century.
The result of this interest, and enjoyment derived from research, has been a vast collection of histories, recollections, photo’s, documents and files that when arranged, will tell the story of the lives of those who have stepped before me. As was recently quoted in a study session…
I did not begin this book looking for skeletons in my family’s cupboard, but once the cupboard was open, they simply fell out.
This book is a collection of facts found within everyones life, a spattering of selected photo’s and documents and tales told by others has finally come together and I have published a tome, a collection of my family history research. Organizing it into some type of order was always the problem, and realizing why I even wanted to, was the reality. You see I do love the journey of research, and it is this that inspired me to create a point of discovery for the journey of others into further research. I wanted to record and recount many of my discoveries for those who will step after me, as well as others who are interested in such things now… and there are some great tales within these pages.
The book is a journey, and you are invited to find your ‘point’ or ‘person of interest’ and continue the research. To build your own story, and that of your ancestors from this point of contact.
“The Pages of Our Lives” is not the complete story… as there is much that I couldn’t include for so many reasons, but the recounts and facts within the pages, merely offers the choice in points to begin your own journey into your history. This for my extended family, as well as the many stories to be found within the history of the ordinary people who built our Nation, Australia, which would be of interest to others.
I hope you enjoy the journey and its vagaries you will find in building the story of your fore-family, as much as I continue to do. And I hope you too can find the love of discovery… for there is so much to discover still.
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