Category Archives: Genealogy

Awww, GUST blows in with a blast!

  August is our month of gales and the first of these was duly dished up today (now yesterday) with all the trimmings. Nevertheless, it has been an amazing opening to the month. I started by tracking down some useful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument: Triple

Monuments come in various kinds.  There are the natural ones, which have then been used to commemorate something built by people, such as this rock outcrop near Clarens in the Free State (Golden Gate area) which has been dubbed The … Continue reading

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A Relatively Obscure High King Path

A Genealogist does like On hidden paths to take a hike, To follow up the faintest track Which may lead somewhat further back.  And on the Geni site, I find They trace some paths of strangest kind – Two such … Continue reading

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  SidevieW has returned after leave of absence to offer posting themes again, and the current one is ‘Family Heirlooms’.     This picture features some of ours, from fairly modern, like the Family Bible from 1901 and the god … Continue reading

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  During one of our recent visits to sister and brother-in-law, we got onto the subject of family stories and legends, and began bemoaning the fact that we hadn’t asked for chapter and verse or more details on them when … Continue reading

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