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Australia Day 2011

Australia Day

Shelley at Twigs of Yore has issued an invitation/challenge to all genealogy bloggers with Australian ancestry in celebration of Australia’s national holiday:

Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia.

On Wednesday 26 January 2011 post your answers to these questions:

  1. What is the document?
  2. Do you remember the research process that lead you to it? How and where did you find it?
  3. Tell us the story(ies) of the document. You may like to consider the nature of the document, the people mentioned, the place and the time. Be as long or short, broad or narrow in your story telling as you like!

I decided to repost Shelley’s challenge so that all the members of GeneaBloggers could either read the posts or participate if they have Australian roots. And while it is only January 25th here in the States, our Down Under friends have already started celebrating what with the time zone difference.

Congratulations to Shelley for inspiring others to blog around this common theme. To learn more about Australia Day and Australian history, visit the Australia Day website.
Here are the latest posts about Australia Day from members of GeneaBloggers:

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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