Paternity matters

Ten days ago, a very pleasant surprise dropped into my inbox: the original birth certificates of Edmund 'Eddy' OLIVE (1874-1923) and Mabel Olive OLIVE (1875-1940). I mentioned in an earlier post that I was keen to obtain them. These two children, born to Grace and E.A.C. OLIVE prior to their marriage in 1876, were legitimated … Continue reading Paternity matters

A legacy of loss: the women of Mount Perry

Let me return to Mount Perry, where I left E.A.C. OLIVE and John Timewell CLARKE counting their considerable financial losses, licking the wounds to their pride, and perhaps apportioning blame for the failure of the Moolboolaman Copper Mining Company (Ltd). Money and pride, however, were the least of the losses sustained at Mount Perry during … Continue reading A legacy of loss: the women of Mount Perry

Free DNA tools offer extended to Sunday 7th March 2021

I apologize for the incorrect date in the previous post regarding the MyHeritage free DNA upload offer The good news is that the offer has been extended until Sunday 7th March 2021. The link is: https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload This is a great offer for anyone with Ancestry, 23andMe or FamilyTreeDNA, because it gives you another crack at … Continue reading Free DNA tools offer extended to Sunday 7th March 2021