Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trove Tuesday - George Brown vs. Victorian Railway Commissioners

George Brown (1849-1929), born Midlothian, Scotland, immigrated to Victoria in 1857 on the Admiral Boxer with his parents (George Brown [1817-1899] and Jemima Brown nee Crookston [c1820-1891]) and five siblings. In 1871, George married my 3 x great aunt, Mary Brown (nee Fullerton) (1851-1935). You can read more about this family on the following blog posts:
An article headline from the Gippsland Times, Monday 25 June 1906, page 3.
As part of my ongoing research into the Fullerton family I have come across the following newspaper articles via Trove referring to a 1905-1906 compensation lawsuit between George Brown, a former engine-driver for the Victorian Railways, and the Victorian Railways Commissioners. I will add more links to this list as I find and correct the text of any further articles related to this lawsuit.
Between 1919 and 1924, George Brown wrote about his time with the Victoria Railways in a series of articles published in The Footplate (newspaper of the Victorian Engine Drivers, Firemens and Cleaner’s Association). A transcription (transcribed by A.K.Peterson, May 2011) of these articles is provided as a PDF file on Mark Bau's Victorian Railways websiteEarly days in Victorian Railways by George Brown (accessed 21 May 2013).

Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created my Amy at Branches, Leaves & Pollen.
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Follow Friday - Favourite Blog Posts from 27 April to 24 May 2013

The following are some of my favourite blog posts since my last Follow Friday post on 26 April until today, Friday 24 May 2013.


New Records Online
News
Reviews 
Genealogy Research Methods
Issues in Genealogy Research
Family Stories and Photographs
Genetic Genealogy 
Technology

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Motivation Monday - Goals for May 2013

My goals for April 2013 were:
  1. Check my remaining Starred items in Gmail, and reply any overdue emails. (Goals for 2013 Correspondence Goal). Achieved.
  2. Finish scanning the photo album I have already half scanned (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal). Achieved.
  3. Read up to at least page 166 of Getting the Most From Family Historian 5. I am currently up to page 143 of 238 (Goals for 2013 Education Goal). Achieved. 
  4. Correct the text of 5 articles tagged at Trove and  then post at least one Trove Tuesday post to this blog. (Goals for 2013 Writing, Research and 'Giving Back' Goal) Achieved partially. I did correct articles at Trove during April but I did not post a Trove Tuesday post to this blog. 
  5. Continue organising and writing my Fullerton family history (a continuation of February's Family History Writing Challenge) I will try to extract data from at least another 10 source documents during April (Goals for 2013 Writing Goal). Achieved. 
  6. Check for any new genetic genealogy matches at FamilyTreeDNA and organise these matches in a spreadsheet. Write emails to at least two genetic matches. Achieved. 
My goals for May 2013:
  1. Correct the text of 5 articles tagged at Trove and then post one Trove Tuesday post to this blog. (Goals for 2013 Writing, Research and 'Giving Back' Goal)
  2. Complete reading Getting the Most From Family Historian 5. I am currently up to page 167 of 238 (Goals for 2013 Education Goal)
  3. Extract data from at least another 10 source documents during May for my Fullerton family history writing project (a continuation of February's Family History Writing Challenge) (Goals for 2013 Writing Goal)
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