Author Archives: GeniAus

About GeniAus

I am an ancient Australian ancestor hunter who was formerly a librarian, teacher and IT specialist. Fascinated by Web2.0 applications I spend every spare moment chasing ancestors and connecting with other genealogists. I blog at Ballau.blogspot.com, curryaus.wordpress.com, geniaus.blogspot.com and geneadictionary.wordpress.com. I am a contributor to worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com and I maintain a Society blog hornsbyshirefhg.wordpress.com. I am a member of several Societies in Australia, England and Internationally. Proud to have been an Official Blogger at Rootstech in 2011, 2012, 2013 ,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Official Blogger at AFFHO12 and AFFHO2015. You can find my family at www.geniaus.net.

CurryAus on Facebook

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.

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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.

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Trove Tuesday – New Year’s Day 1880

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.

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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

Trove Tuesday – Curry Images

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
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/181953882

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Source:  State Library of Victoria

Headstone of Margaret Curry
http://www.photosau.com.au/penrith/scripts/ExtSearch.asp?SearchTerm=G00003

 

When Curry was a surname

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.

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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:
https://plus.google.com/+JUSTEAT/posts/WbYZwe6TroS

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

J is for John Curry

Thanks to Linda Curry for giving me permission to post this on the CurryAus blog.

The Curry Apple Orchard

John Curry was born in Ancroft, Durham, England in 1831.  The 1841 Census shows that he lives with his parents James and Elizabeth and his two sisters and four brothers.  Their home is in Adderstow, Bells Hall, Bamburgh, Northumberland.  In 1851 he is 20, still living at home and is now an agricultural labourer, like his father and three brothers.  The remaining sister is a farm servant and the youngest boy is still a scholar.  They have a servant living with them but whether she works for them or the estate is not clear.

Ten years later John is a married man of 30.  He is now a coal miner in Weetslade in Northumberland at Seaton Burn Colliery House.

Seaton b Seaton Burn Colliery from Seaton Burn Memories Project

His wife Margaret Patton is two years his senior and gave birth to Andrew in Doddington in 1852, two years before their marriage. …

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