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 AndroidGenealogy.blogspot.com, Ballau.blogspot.com, geniaus.blogspot.com and geneadictionary.wordpress.com. I am a contributor to worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com and I maintain a Society blog kuringgaihs.blogspot.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 and 2014 and Official Blogger at AFFHO12. You can find my family at www.geniaus.net.

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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Back on Deck

2017 so far hasn’t been a good year for CurryAus. Apart from spending a few hours hunting Currys in the Family History Library after Rootstech I haven’t done much work on my database. Straight after Rootstech I set off on a five week holidat with my husband so family history matters and Curry hunting took a back seat.

Yesterday I had a few hours to kill in the city so I headed to The State Library of New South Wales and spent a few hours using their free wifi to add a few more names to my database.

I managed to go through the Daily Telegraph Tributes, Obituaries and Funeral Notices where I found quite a number of Curry entries,  I was able to add all the Curry data I found there to my database so I am feeling rather chuffed.

Trove Tuesday – Pam Curry

Since my last post I have added about another 60 articles to my CurryAus list at Trove. I have corrected the text on many of these and added  details on the people to my CurryAus database.

It’s rare to find a photo in an article so I was pleased to find this grainy one of young Pam Curry from Cardiff playing with her friend in the park in Hamilton, NSW.  I wonder where Pam is now!

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1951 ‘Flood Scenes At Maitland’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 22 January, p. 5. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article157890366

Trove Tuesday – CurryAus list

I fear that I need to be like a cat and have nine lives. I have so much Curry material. One of the places I store things that I find on my Australian Currys is in a list on Trove.

Our national treasure, Trove, provides access to newspaper articles, photos, websites etc. Genealogists mostly make use of the newspaper archive but searches of the database can bring up other relevant items like music scores and voice recordings.

When I am playing in  Trove I sometimes don’t have time to deal with things I find. As a registered user I have the ability to tag items I find and create lists for later review. These can be easily accessed from one’s user profile or by a Trove search. Even a Google search will find Trove lists.

I have saved over 300 articles in my CurryAus list. I am not sure that I will ever get through them in my lifetime but at least they are preserved as a collection for anyone in the future who may be interested in the Curry surname.

See my CurryAus list here: http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=66583

 

Trove Tuesday – Mal Curry

One of my fave activities is Troveing. This morning I thought I’d do a  Trove search for Curry limited to Pictures, photos, objects  and Australian Content.

One of the first images I found was of Mal Curry who was an employee of the Melbourne Telegraph Office, 1949. I am so pleased that the image by Bob Kent in the SLV collection is out of copyrght so I can share it.Now I have a photo I need to find out more about Mal.

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Catalogue Record from State Library of Victoria

Missing Friends

My Genimate, Pauleen, when conducting research for a recent presentation in Ireland used the missing friends advertisements as a resource.

That gave me an idea – I just did a search on Trove using the term “Missing Persons” Curry and was rewarded with a list of hits. Some of the information I found has built on my database.

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“MISSING FRIENDS.” Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 – 1954) 24 November 1929: 19. Web. 14 Nov 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203918348>.

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1928 ‘Missing Friends’, Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), 14 October, p. 5. (First Section), viewed 14 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58403575

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1892 ‘MISSING FRIENDS.’, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), 1 December, p. 2. , viewed 14 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3551911