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Treason, Espionage and High Society

Winter 2010Treason, Espionage and High Society In Search Of Grandfather Bennett My Town: Vancouver The Man From Hell’s Kitchen Cousin Maisie Canadian Home Child St. Valentine’s Day In Life I Loved You Dearly The Nanny Letters of Love Family Treasure: The...

The black cap

About half of my ancestors on my father’s side of the tree lived in Australia; some of their forebears had emigrated from Ireland, some from Kent and some from Yorkshire. It was among them that I expected to find one or more convicts, but so far, all of them have...

Uncle Matt makes good

When the First World War broke out, my grandfather Denis, his wife and two children, and his two brothers and one sister were all living together in Croydon Park, Sydney, Australia, in what had been their late parents’ house. Denis had a family to support, but his...

Research Guide: Australia

June 2009Research Guide: Australia Research Guide: New Zealand New Holland to Australis First, Second and Third Fleet Ancestors The Explorer’s Soul The Dunera Boys Cowra The Thorn family of Ipswich, Queensland Gold, Glorious Gold! We Wuz Ten Pound Poms Click Go...

Excerpt from Henson’s patent no. 9478

Excerpt from Henson’s patent no. 9478: Now, the first part of my invention consists of an apparatus so constructed as to offer a very extended surface or plane of a light yet strong construction, which will have the same relation to the general machine which the...