In 'Pains and Gains', Andi took us through photos of recent trips to Melbourne's Coburg, Old Melbourne and Fawkckner cemeteries and efforts to find the unmarked graves of her ancestors. Being contacted by a relative who was visiting Ireland and keen to visit family sites, Bev reported drawing upon Elizabeth's 'Irish Free Records' session to find the name of the Townland her Irish forebears came from, finding it was Greaghnalogh, then finding her great, great grandfather Michael Lee listed as a tenant in Griffith Valuations, with the McDermottroe family the Landlords
Our plans for next year will continue to incorporate these segments, guest speakers and member presentations included on the menu in most classes, with the addition of external activities from time to time.
‘Time Travelling!’ is an alternative - "Have you ever felt that you have been time travelling into the lives or your ancestors, or that you have grown very close to a particular person or family in your family tree? Share this experience with the group."