This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.
I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and, as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may resort to Google.
As my given name is Jill I decided to see if I could find any namesakes on Trove (a bit like Googling one’s name isn’t it).
Of course I found my birth notice.
Then there was this Jill who, from my Troveing, I suspect may have really been Jill Currie from Toorak.
1954 ‘MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE’, Gilgandra Weekly (NSW : 1942 – 1955), 27 October, p. 4. , viewed 06 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100345621
In the NSW BDM indexes prior to 1916 I found no births for babies named Jill Curry, no Jill Curry marriages prior to 1966 and no deaths for anyone named Jill Curry. I’m beginning to feel a bit special!
I don’t really like the name Jill but at least my ancestors should have more hope of finding me in records than if my parents had called me Mary or Patricia (my second name).