Sunday, January 15, 2012

Someone's Ancestor Sunday - Shanahan

These two carte de visites are among a collection of photographs held by my uncle, most of the photographs in the collection relate to my O'Brien family. "A. Pentreath"  mentioned on the back of the photographs is my great aunt Angela Pentreath nee O'Brien (1903-1989). The writing on the back of the photographs mentions that the Shanahans were "near neighbours of Joyces and very old friends". My great grandmother (Angela's mother) was a Joyce, Margaret Mary O'Brien (nee Joyce). The family lived at Pannoobamawm near Tennyson, Victoria, Australia. 
Photograph of an unknown woman from O'Brien family photo collection. Possibly J. Shanahan.
This photograph is a Carte de visite. Photographer:  Crowther.
Back of photograph of an unknown woman from O'Brien family photo collection.
Photographer:  Crowther, Echuca & Deniliquin.
Other handwritten writing on the back of this photograph is shown below.
"J. Shanahan"
"A. Pentreath" - this means the photograph belonged to my great aunt.
"Old friends of Joyces"
Photograph of an unknown man from O'Brien family photo collection. Possibly Jack Shanahan.
This photograph is a Carte de visite. Photographer:  Crowther.
Back of photograph of an unknown man from O'Brien family photo collection.
Handwriting on the back says "near neighbours of Joyces & very old friends. A. Pentreath. Jack Shanahan."
Are you related to the Shanahan family? If so, please contact me by email [ausgenjourneys at gmail.com] and I can send you high resolution copies of these photographs. 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beyond the Internet Week 1: Church interiors

Over at the Family History Across the Seas blog, Pauleen recently posted Beyond the Internet Week 1: Church interiors. I thought this was a great theme and asked Pauleen (@cassbmob) via Twitter if I could participate. She kindly replied 'By all means join in with the beyond Internet theme'. 

The topic for the first post was Church interiors. Pauleen asks:
Have you looked at your family’s churches to see if there are clues about your angels in the architecture? Stained glass windows, bells, donated items, plaques or kneelers might provide valuable clues.
Yes I have looked a some of the Churches my family attended, but I know there are a few more Churches I should look at. 

I have a collection of photographs from the interior of various Churches I have visited, including photographs of many stained glass windows showing the names of the donor or memorial.
After going through my collection I have decided to share my photographs from St Patrick's Catholic Church, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia. I hope these will be useful for someone's family history.



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