Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Trove Tuesday - Arrivals and Departures


Digitised newspapers (particularly the country newspapers) on Trove are great for filling in the stories of how our ancestors arrived, and how they died.

Here is a tiny article in The Argus from April 1857 announcing the arrival of my great great grandfather William LONG (1838-1909) with his brothers Timothy LONGBOTTOM and John LONG.

Somewhere along the way, they dropped their ‘bottom’. That has made it pretty hard to research them at times.

Then, a much larger article in the Camperdown Chronicle of Sep 1881 about the death of Timothy’s son, Henry LONG from drowning, all in vivid detail not often seen in the city papers.

My gg grandfather William and his wife Frances Eliza BROOKS (1846-1922) also had a son called Henry LONG (Jul 1881- 1944). He was born less than two months before his cousin drowned.


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