The Cradle, The Altar, The Grave

Today I was directed to a new Australian genealogy blog, Underneath the Flight Path. In the article I first read there was a link to a post that talked about a novel way to label births, deaths and marriage columns in newspapers as The Cradle, The Altar, The Grave.

Apparently the The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 – 1930) used these labels between  March 1891 and early 1895. Thanks to blogger tweedsheadsgirl for discovering this during her Trove explorations.


1893 ‘Advertising’, The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 – 1930), 4 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Dec 2016,


The Strongly-Maybe Pile

Thanks to Geneablogger Leanne for granting me permission to quote from her recent blogpost.

The Strongly-Maybe Pile: We all have them, I’m sure; records, clippings, and snippets of information put aside that seem to belong to our family history, that seem to fit nicely into our family trees.  The details add up, our gut instincts kick in, we have a good feeling about it etc, etc – but just not quite all of the information to be certain…yet.


The Gatherer or Ancestor Collector

Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist in 2012. I am publishing each of these profiles every now and then. Which traits do you exhibit?
The Gatherer or Ancestor Collector: This genealogist loves to know about their ancestors but doesn’t really enjoy the hunt. Is happy to have their family tree handed to them.



#genealogyselfie I first noted this hashtag in 2014 when Gould Genealogy ran a #genealogyselfie competition for a whole month.

This week The Conference Keeper and Geneabloggers people have taken this idea on board and  proclaimed February 1st as #genealogyselfie day.

Will you be joining in?

Blogger Beads

Thomas MacEntee started the tradition of handing out Mardi Gras or Blogger Beads to Geneabloggers at genealogy events and conferences so that they could easily identify each a crowd. I got my first string of beads from Thomas at Rootstech 2011 and more in 2012, I hear that Thomas has given out beads at many of the US conferences he has attended. DearMyrtle sponsored the beads at Rootstech 2013.

As a stranger in a foreign land I appreciated the opportunity the beads gave me to connect with fellow Geneabloggers.

In Australia I have followed thier example by distributing beads at genealogy events.

Blogger Beads