About The Keeper of Stories

 

The lives, laughter, heartaches & scandals of my family

 

My passion in life is family history!!  I just love looking for detail to round out the character of my ancestors so I can get a sense of the person behind the names and dates.

I think that 2018 will be a cracking year for The Keeper of Stories.  For a start, the blog will turn 5  – and I must find a fitting way to celebrate!  I will be taking part in the #52Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge so as to blog about as many ancestors as I possibly can, and I have also decided to participate in the TROVE Tuesday challenge.  For the TROVE challenge I will be focusing on what happened in my hometown of Tamworth in 1908, as that is when my grandparents were married here.

On my Surnames Being Researched page you will find links to stories that I have written about that person.

I do hope you enjoy the blog – feel free to look around, and remember – contact me anytime.

Julie

 

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    1. Dear Julie
      I found your postcards whilst searching for images of New Caledonia. I am preparing a book for publication which features a fictionalised account (based on real events) of a native of New Caledonia circa 1900. I’m hoping you will give us permission to reproduce some of the postcard images (no-97 Noumea, no-46 Tribe Kanak, no-42 Indigenous Women). We would of course credit/acknowledge you.

      I work for UTS ePRESS and we produce open access (free) digital scholarly works.

      Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

      Thanks and kind regards
      Matthew Noble
      matthew.noble@uts.edu.au
      (02)9514-3133
      http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/books

  1. July, Great job sharing family history stories with your family I look forward to reading more of what you have done. I too love to write, feel, and share stories, hoping to help my children and grandchildren to get to know their ancestors. People are busy these days and sometimes the shorter story has a better chance of getting read. One of my projects is #AncestorClips, 90 second inspirational stories about ancestors. It is working well for me; perhaps it will work well for your family. Read the examples, follow the simple instructions, and help your family feel the lives and hearts of their ancestors. Keep up the great work. Ken Hardman

    1. Thankyou Kenneth. I checked out your blog as well and I see what you are talking about. You could well be right, and I can see that I will give this a go in the future. I love the way you have the “writing directions” at the top of your page. I attempted the Family History Writing Challenge this year but experienced massive computer difficulties and was unable to complete it. Good luck with your work – I hope to check back regularly to see how it is all going. Kind Regards – Julie

  2. Thanks for being the “keeper” of your family’s stories … in sharing, you just don’t know who you will help 🙂

  3. I think I am my family’s story keeper. I may add it to my CV!

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing what you have learned.

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