52 Ancestors #48 – Next to Last

This prompt had me thinking who is Next to Last? It wasn’t long before I knew who would be my ancestor for this challenge in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve mentioned this beautiful lady many times during my 30+ years of researching my families history. She was the first person I went to for information, even recording her oral history in May 1986, on a tape recorder which fortunately I transcribed as the tapes are now barely audible.

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52 Ancestors #47 – Thankful

There are many things to be thankful for but one that came to mind for me to write about for this weeks prompt was how thankful I am for Trove. Trove is the National Library of Australia’s website for searching mostly Australian newspapers, books, pictures and photos, Government Gazettes, music, sound and video, maps, diaries and letters, archived websites and people and organisations. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #46 – Random Fact

In a previous newsletter, I wrote about Edmund Alexander Delisser, the surveyor who named the Nullarbor Plain. Following on from their time in South Australia, Edmund and Alfred were in Victoria and later followed their brother Adam Lymburner to Queensland. Adam is my great-grandfather, an analytical chemist, in Gympie.  Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #45 – Bearded

When the prompt for this weeks 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks came through, I was immediately drawn to my bearded ancestors Edmund Alexander Delisser and his brother Alfred Delisser. Their older brother is my great-great-grandfather, Adam Lymburner.  Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #44 – Frightening

I’m resurrecting a post from four years ago to use for the prompt “frightening”. On my father’s side of the family, through his mother Annie Cripps nee Lymburner, we have the surname of Delisser/ de Lisser. The story about how the name was changed from Delisser to Lymburner was written about in an earlier newsletter this year. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #43 – Cause of Death

Now, this weeks prompt should be enough to make some of our family sit up and take notice and take better care of themselves. There are many and varied reasons as to why someone dies and often it can be from tragic circumstances like an accident or in the case of my great-great-grandfather, John Snook, he was murdered and subsequently died from gunshot wounds.

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