I’ve been researching my family history for about ten years, since a friend asked me to help with organising a family reunion for her family. Sneakily she gave me an old copy of Family Tree Maker and suggested I start with entering myself and work backwards. My father was an orphan at age 5, and I’m ashamed to say that I had never questioned why, or how his parents died. When I found that they had died within just a few weeks of each other and left 10 children behind, I was hooked and wanted to know more about this branch of the family. I’ve since, extended my research to all branches of my surprisingly large family.
As well as the family history, I really love history in general, this often has me going off on all sorts of tangents, looking for some small fact that I must find, sometimes crucial to building my family history, but sometimes, just because I want to know. I have also, surprisingly, discovered a love of writing. This blog was originally started to keep me accountable to my promise to myself to keep writing. But I’ve found that writing about my family history and genealogy in general is not a chore. My only problem is constraint of time for the moment.
I’m also deeply passionate about cycling, bushwalking and fitness in general. You can find my, slightly haphazard fitness blog here
I recently moved to a beautiful, tiny township called Axedale. It is in the centre of Victoria, just outside the historical goldfields city of Bendigo. You can find my One Place Study of Axedale here
All of this leads to the extremely busy life I live, that I love.