Category Archives: Surnames

Week 41: Interviews

Have you ever been interviewed on the radio or on TV? How exciting would it be to find a video or a radio interview of one of your ancestors? Well, for this week’s blog challenge, I wanted to share with … Continue reading

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Week 39: Who has been Doodling in the Parish Register?

July 1992, Twenty-five years ago, just about to the day, I had written to the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas in Galway, Ireland searching for information on my maternal grandmother’s family the Caddy’s. We had been told they were from … Continue reading

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Week 29 – Wedding Bells

Once upon a time, wedding stories were written when a couple were married. Describing what the bride wore, giving a full description of the colour of the dress, that of the bridesmaids, the bouquets, accessories and often times, what presents … Continue reading

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Week 28 – Family Connections

Last week I shared a blog post with you, written by my cousin John Herbert, about our connection with the Federal Hotel in Fremantle and the reunion of our first cousins for the very first time. Here’s a story of … Continue reading

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Week 27 – Family Businesses – The Federal Hotel

130 years ago, on the 4th July 1887, the Federal Hotel in Fremantle was opened to the public and this weekend some of the Herbert cousins are getting together to celebrate the occasion. Our great-grandfather on my mother’s paternal side, … Continue reading

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Week 23 – A Quirky Family Story of the Lost Ring

This is just a little a little story that I remember about my grandmother, Annie Herbert née Caddy. Nanna, as we used to call her, often visited us on the farm at Mumby, Northampton for Christmas, although there were other … Continue reading

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