Our segment on publishing our work included Andi's latest Gawn to Town column on page 8 of the Tatong Tattler, a delightful account of the story behind a recent gift of a wine cutting originating from the Kangaroo Ground property of her great great grandfather.
For this month's story topic 'Correspondence', Barry spoke about a document containing a detailed record of part of his great grandmother’s family history shared with him by a cousin also working on their family history. How rare and valuable to be able to access an original source describing key information about each of a family of 15 siblings!
Andi read a translated version of a fascinating family letter dated 11 July 1852 which had been written across then down the writing paper, a scarce commodity at the time.
Dawn reported making good progress on this year’s project of working on her own family tree and has now produced and shared My Heritage genealogical reports with family.
Dawn's ‘piece de resistance’ was the screening from her iPad via Apple TV of two videos she has created using an Al program from My Heritage. The program animated a photo of, first her father, then a great aunt, drawing on data from Dawn’s family tree– it was quite disarming hearing them talking about their lives in the 1st person!
September’s topics - ‘Setting the Record Straight’ Share a story about a time when you felt you needed to 'set the record straight' about an element of your family story - perhaps to your family, perhaps to a wider audience eg. community; family history community such as ancestry.com; OR ‘Family Mystery – the Case of the …..’ ‘There is usually more than one mystery in a family tree! Tell us about a family mystery that still, or for a long time remained, unresolved, on your family tree...’.