I’m a little disorganised with my approach to the CurryAus study. If I find a new useful resource I go off on a tangent and see if I can find any Curry references in that resource.
Although I suggest this as a good resource for general research I had never checked AHPRA, The Australian Health Protection Agency Register of Practioners, for details of my Currys.
I dipped into this resource today to see who I could find. Firstly I put Curry into the Family Name field of the search box and was rewarded with 50 results in alphabetical order. I got a message telling me that 50 was the maximum number of hits displayed and, that if I wanted more, I should narrow my search. That I did.
AHPRA Search Box
I narrowed by State/Territory and found these Currys:
- ACT – 3
- NSW – 35
- Queensland – 10
- South Australia – 4
- Tasmania – 2
- Victoria – 18
- Western Australia – 4
I was able to tie two of the results to people in my database
Among those in the full list were 50 nurses, 1 dentist, 2 occupational therapists, 2 pharmacists and 6 medical practitioners.
As I really should be doing other things I added AHPRA to my CurryAus Resource Progress spreadsheet to be checked, noted what I had done and went back to the tasks at hand.
CurryAus Resource Progress. Green indicates completed
The Bride, Mrs Ruby May Bradford, was the widow of George Edward Bradford. She was born to Christian Edward Curry and Christina McKay in Cootamundra, NSW in 1893.
In contrast to her second marriage Ruby May’s first wedding in 1914 received good coverage in the Forbes newspaper. Her first husband George had died for his country in 1915.
The Queensland Government has announced a new Family History Research Service that makes it easier for family historians to search the Queensland indexes to historical records online. This new search engine went live today at 8.30am. The new service is person centric, so one only has to perform one search to get birth, death and marriage results in one list. One can then order record images and certificates directly from the results.
This is fantastic for those conducting Surname Studies. I just entered the search term Curry and I was rewarded with 1684 results. As I won’t be ordering any certificates at this time I did not test out the ordering facility.
Results for Curry Search
What I liked is that the results I have seen so far include the actual dates of the events rather than just the year of registration thus making it easier to compare the results with other sources.
Up until now I had not made a concerted effort to search the Queensland Indexes – I must have known that a new search was coming!!
Now I just need to find the time to enter all this information into my database.
I have recently had great success in connecting and collaborating with those with shared interests in some genealogy groups on Facebook so I have created a CurryAus Facebook Group : a meeting place for descendants of Australian Currys.
CurryAus Facebook Group
The description I have put on the Facebook Group is “G’day, I am Jill aka GeniAus who is conducting a study of the surname Curry in Australia. I have established this group as a place where Australians with Curry ancestors can meet Curry cousins and tell stories of their Curry ancestors. Your discussions will assist me in sorting the 8,000+ Curry records I have in my surname study database into family groups. To protect your privacy this is a closed group – only those who answer questions asked when applying to join the group will be able to see your discussions.”
If you have Curry connections downunder please join this new Group.
Not only does this article from Trove tell me how my 2xGreat-Grandfather Patrick Curry was occupied on New Year’s Day in 1880 it also tells me that he was still resident in Camden at this time and helps me hone in on the date he must have moved to Cowra, NSW.
Portion of article: 1880 ‘CAMDEN.’, Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 – 1907), 10 January, p. 38. , viewed 02 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70939996
This week I limited my Curry search on Trove to Australian Content and Availability:Online and looked at the results for Pictures, Photos and Objects. I got a few hits some of which were for food. Of the relevant images some are still in copyright so I can only share links to these. Each of these images provided information for my CurryAus database.
Les Curry Monument http://monumentaustralia.org.au/australian_monument/display/70042
Picture of Mal Curry
Source: State Library of Victoria
Headstone of Margaret Curry
I was alerted to this article by a genimate on Facebook, Anne Young. It made me realise that searching for the Curry surname on Google etc would have been much easier in the fifties.
Tracking down an original source for this item was a challenge.
I found it here: http://stagnesvillages.com.au/useruploads/files/lv_newsletter_july_2016.pdf
and here: https://issuu.com/seniors…/sunshine_coast_seniors_newspaper_fe_2719ca31f38d25.
Anne tracked it down to here: the earliest she could find was from 2012 in England:
It seems plagiarism is rife as many people have published this without attribution. I would love to thank the original creator for this article but I don’t know who it is