Tuesday, April 9, 2013

not -so-dull family history

Many people put their years of family history research into book form and Wagga City Library has a number of  these for loan, some in the local studies collection.
Members of the library can look at the items from local studies within the library- and borrow the family histories from the general collection.
Here's a sample of three histories :

The story of Mary Wade starts in England , 1778, when Mary was aged 10, and sentenced to death for taking some clothing. In 1789 her death sentence was changed to transportation to Australia aboard the ship the Lady Juliana.It was another year before the ship set sail, and finally arrived in New South Wales in 1790....

Uranie Figaro was born in Mauritius in 1816 , the 
child of slaves (her parents  names are not recorded) , who then became a servant, at the age of fifteen, to a Miss Blanchard, soon to be Mrs Manton. Uranie then accompanied the now married Mrs Manton  and her husband to land near the Yass River...

The Lindsay and Facy families start their story on the Marianne, on a whaling trip in the South Pacific in 1846. Drunkeness, more exotic boat journeys involving wool or timber, smuggling, and more weave their way through this tale and end up in Big Springs just fifty kilometres out of Wagga Wagga...

As you can see from this small sample family histories are far from boring. Come into the library and get some inspiration for writing your own family history!