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Friday, 19 January 2018


In 2002 descendants of John Bassett & Martha Carbis came together to celebrate 140 years Of Family History in Australia!!!
Figure 1 Bassett Family Reunion in January  2002 Eaglehawk RSL Hall, Eaglehawk Victoria, Australia [b401]
The reunion helped to raise funds to place a plaque on their unmarked grave

Figure 2 Photographer Sandra Williamson, Plaque placed on the burial site of Martha & John Bassett. Eaglehawk Cemetry Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia [b201]
It also helped descendants share their research and findings.
Figure 3 Photographer unknown, Participants filling out missing details from the family tree, Family Reunion in January  2002 Eaglehawk RSL Hall, Eaglehawk Victoria, Australia Sandra Williamson’s Private photo Collection [b462]
A good time was had by all thanks to the hard work of members of a group called BassettByLines.

BassettByLines is a Yahoo Group whose members are related to Martha Carbis & John Bassett.

WikiTree Link for Martha Carbis & John Bassett's family tree on WikiTree (@WikiTreeOfficial)

This post is part of Sepia Saturday 402 - 20th January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Shaping up my Genealogy Research in 2018

Photographer Sandra Williamson, Watching as we navigate through uncharted territory in outback Australia,  June 2015 [It felt a little like researching family history]

I did a post entitled setting my blogging intentions for 2018 and then I realised when prompted by the January Genealogy Blog Party question “How are you going to “Shape up” your genealogy research this year?” that I should think more broadly about my genealogy goals – which I have now formulated and listed below

Participate in the following Blog Challenges
  1. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow
  2. Sepia Saturday

  1. Attend the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour - Friday 9 March – Monday 12 March 2018
  2. Continue to improve my skills in Family Legacy Tree

Memory Keeping
  1. Organise my mother’s photos into a scrapbook and add in stories [already begun up to 2nd album]
  2. Begin to write my mother’s life story

Continue to contribute to WikiTree on a regular basis [no less than once a fortnight]