So excited, I feel like doing a happy dance at the moment! A series of articles involving my Grandfather's bigamy case is finally coming to Trove soon. It was a closely guarded secret, so much so that the younger children of the family including my father were totally unaware of it until I started researching the family tree back in the late 1990's. This didn't make me very popular with some family members, but my Dad was wonderful, supportive and really interested in the case and all of my research. Unfortunately Dad died last year and I cannot share my finds with him anymore, which I miss immensely! Growing up I soaked up his family stories like a sponge and since his death I have made so many finds on Trove about the family, confirming stories and filling out our knowledge of their lives, which I know he would have loved. Unfortunately the majority of my family tolerate my research but are not very interested in it, so this blog lets me record and share my finds with whoever wants to take the time to read it. Hopefully one day it will help provide some distant relative out there with information and leads that they would not otherwise have! Due to my role as a carer I am rarely able to travel to chase up research and I do not have the time to get involved in societies and groups, meaning the internet is a vital resource for me. That said one of the most valuable resources I use is Trove, as it helps to put flesh on the bones of my family tree. Other sites may provide me with facts and figures about my ancestors, Trove gives me stories and tells me about everyday happenings that provide interest and meaning to their lives. I ♥ Trove!
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