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16 April 2007 @ 10:54 pm
We all come from somewhere....I try to follow the threads...  
I will be posting in here sporadically, when I have time about historical things I dredge up from my scryings and scratchings into the realm of geneology. Specifically my ancestors, but sometimes just about interesting things I find along the way.

One of the first family photos that got me hooked on researching the past. That's Tess with the umbrella - a direct ancestor of mine, and the image reminded me of Thomas Hardys' Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Tess Hatch at Ginninderra, "Rosewood" ACT NSW Australia. Roughly 1860's
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myrhiannmyrhiann on April 17th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
This is a very interesting concept, and I'll be visiting again. It's fascinating to see old photos and be reminded of how our forefathers and mothers lived.
velvets_bonesvelvets_bones on April 17th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
:) Hi, I've been interested in the whole family tree thing for a long time,& one of my aunts published a book on one branch The Hatch Family in Austraia and there are some interesting characters in there. I started following some of the other branches but also found some interesting things following maternal lines.

Right now at home all my research is in boxes (heh you know that feeling!) & space and time doesn't permit me to do anything with the info... That fact blocked me from doing more, which was a shame since every day there is more info online than ever before. So this lj is really for my benefit, reminds me, and it's easy to put links or other snippets of info I find in here rather than on scraps of paper that will get lost. And I'm happy to share the info, I do find it exciting when I can finally put a face to a name when I've found a photo.

I also believe that we are who we are because of who came before us. It's fascinating to find your traits or interests etc in long forgotten ancestors. Finding out what forebears did also explains some things in your own life. Why you are where you are. That kind of thing.

myrhiannmyrhiann on April 18th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
I agree with your comments, which I suppose could be described as genetic inheritance. When I learned astrology years ago it was to better understand myself and events in my life (which I did), but also I took a sideroad off that and started to compile family trees based on astrology, and it was no surprise to find similar astrological patterns recurring in family charts. I found it quite fascinating.

One of my cousins has compiled a family tree for the Press family, which was the family of my maternal grandfather. That was interesting, he traced them back to the time when they left France for England, one of the very few families of Huguenots to survive the slaughter. What was particularly interesting was that they were educated people who could read and write back in a time when most people 'made their mark'. I would actually like to know more about my Danish grandmother's line. My fathers parent's families are both well documented from the time they arrived in Australia, being Irish and Scottish respectively. It is an interesting subject, and much more accessible now with computers and the net.
velvets_bonesvelvets_bones on April 17th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
Oh my aunts book, The Hatch Family in Australia (Marion Warman)(linked in my previous comment) is in all the state libraries, and would definately be in the Tasmanian one as the ship they arrived on first docked there and they stayed there for a while before moving on to NSW.