Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA

New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA
Hi everyone

Hope eveyone had a great Christmas and are planning a special New Year's Eve.

Since I am having time off work at the moment, I have been able to do some of my family history. And I have also come across some other blogs with some great information so I will share them with you as I find them.

The Ancestry Insider: Celebrates New 2012 Collections

The Ancestry Insider: Celebrates New 2012 Collections: I am taking the week off so I forgot to tell you about a special offer from . They are offering free access this week to 30 col...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hi all

I just came across this blog by Debbie Hodge at "Get It Scrapped" and thought I would share it with you:

It has some lovely heritage layouts to give you inspiration for your family history scrapbook.

And don't forget my website: for all you need to know about creating a family heirloom.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hi again

Just thought I would drop by and explain more about what led me to be so passionate about genealogy.

It alll started when I was travelling overseas. While I was travelling through Scotland, I visited the place where my grandmother grew up. It was the other side of the world to Australia (where I was born and still live), so I wished that I knew more about what house she lived in and what it was like back in the early part of the 1900s.

Then when I went to the Isle of Skye,I went to museum about crofting and learnt about how many of the people who lived there emigrated to Australia. I thought "wow, some of my family could have come from here". I did know about my family history and had attended a huge family reunion of all the descendants of my great-great-great grandfather, Charles Kingham that had come from the UK to Australia in the 1850s. Plus my grandfather tried to get me interested in family history when I was quite young, about 8 years old, but it didn't really interest me then.

Then while I was driving through the Isle of Skye, I came across a sign that had my maiden name on it. It was pointing to a small hamlet (group of houses). I had to pull over and have my photo taken with the sign. This lead me to think "maybe some of my ancestors did live here and named the town after them". I was so excited thinking about that.

It wasn't until a couple of years later when I return from my world travels and had two children that I finally sat down to start researching my family history. My grandfather passed away many years before but I was able to get a hold of all his information that my grandmother had kept. It was like winning the lottery getting all that information. It was, however, done before the advent of the internet, so my grandfather had spent may years researching the "old-fashioned" way by writing to people, going to libraries, going to the UK to research information.

I was also interested in trying to find out what happened to my mum's father who "disappeared" from the family in the 1950s. I have found no trace of him as yet. But now I am a single mother working full-time so I don't have the time or money to continue looking for him. I will explain more about him in another post one day.

Through my family history research I have come across lots of amazing information and stories.

I have traced ancestors back to the late 1700s, have traced ancestors to England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand and have met quite a few long-distant relatives along the way.

Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Welcome to my new blog - Scrapbook Family History.

I hope to let you know of all the newest scrapbooking news and products in the theme of Family History Scrapbooking.

I love to scrapbook, but like everyone, don't get much time to do it. Between working full-time as a nurse manager, being a mom to my children on weekends ( I am a single mom and my ex has the children on school nights - long story), cleaning my house, spending time with my new partner and building my website, I really don't get much time.

In the little time I do have, I like to check out the latest products in scrapbooking and also finding inspiration in other people's family history scrapbooking pages online.

With mobile technology today, I can use my laptop and mobile phone to search for products and inpsiration even when I only have 5 minutes to spare. We do live in a fantastic time don't we?

Heres my website if you are interested in scrapbooking your family history photos, documents and stories. Lot of information in you haven't scrapbooked in this theme before. And if you want to start researching your ancestry, there is information about how  and where to start.

Enough for now, need to go to the job that pays me.