Monthly Archives: April 2021

The Jamaican Connection …

 While messing about with family history this weekend I’ve finally found a Jamaican connection.  As you may remember, I’ve long been puzzled about why there quite a few people who are the descendants of enslaved people in the Bahamas with … Continue reading

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Sealers, whalers, and Antarctic discovery

I’m about 80% through volume one of James Clark Ross’s Voyage to the southern seas, mostly speed reading it in idle moments on my newly acquired 7” tablet – the one I bought specifically for offline reading of pdf’s – … Continue reading

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Family history and red herrings …

J’s Australian ancestry is a mystery to me. Her lineal great^n grandfather is Henry Thomas Hill, who worked for Victorian Railways and who died in Castlemaine in May 1882. He had a wife, Anne Humfries or Humphries and they first … Continue reading

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