To me, family history is so much more than a hobby – it is a passion!
The aim of my blog is to introduce other family members, no matter how close or how distant, to our ancestors. I would like them to know what I have been able to research and document, in the hope that they will spend their time researching new details and adding to my work to collectively produce a comprehensive family history. This is the single driving force behind my starting a public blog.
I just love looking for detail to round out the character of my ancestors so I interview as many living family members as possible and search extensively on TROVE (Australian digitised newspapers) for additional information. In many of my stories on an individual TROVE has been able to supply me with incredible detail about events in the lives of people within my family. I dabble in writing! Some of my stories are written around the few known facts that I might have, and are actually moulded on what I think may have happened. I don’t profess to write well, but I am learning all the time and hope to get better as time passes.
The Keeper of Stories started in October of 2013. Since then I have been able to make contact with a number of previously unknown family members from all over the world, which has been a thrilling experience.
During 2015 I decided to use my blog to introduce facts about myself in addition to all the stories about our relatives from the past. I have found that many people spend all their time delving into the past, but they forget to leave documentation on themselves for future generations. I want my family to know as much about the person that I am as possible – my beliefs, thoughts and ideas …….
I do hope you enjoy the site – feel free to look around, and remember – contact me anytime.