Thursday, 1 October 2015

A tale of mystery, sadness, and a picture that tells a thousand words

Well another week has flown by and I have been madly indexing and researching.. since I last wrote on here I have proceeded to continue on my spree of cleaning and tidying up info in all my projects then WHAM BAM.. along came another thread of an interesting project to look into.


I am trying to get the next cemetery tour programme underway as our regular Queen of the Tour is taking some time out and so I have been trying to go through my stuff to find some interesting stories to tell.. now I am going to hope to all ends that she will be back to do this tour because 2 of the celebrities are in K section in the cemetery.

Why you ask does it matter they are in K.... well for me it is the section that I know sits at the top corner of the cemetery and it does not matter how many times I prepare my self I lose the whole section.. we can walk the same track in the dark that we did in the daylight and yet I can guarantee every time it will just plain hide from me and when I give up trying to find it.. It magically reappears.. you may laugh but its pretty frustrating to have 1000+ people dissapear on you.. mad or not..

The Big M is coming along nicely.. this week some of the stories I have read are :
* the man who the police were searching for to arrest .. but who was lying drowned between 2 boats in the river
* the young lad gathering timber on the railway line who didn't hear the train coming.. and the gory details of how the pieces were collected and taken home to Howard for a funeral.
* stories about the young and old and some very interesting ones.. ones that make you realise that without these amazing people Maryborough would not exist..

So we are currently adding headstones and the last of the death records to the index and hopefully will be finished them by the end of next week time to move onto something else...


I am slowly moving with this now as i am going through the families and filling in the info that is missing.. it is so hard to find surnames sometimes but I will perservere and hopefully we can fill up the missing spaces.. the main players are in but again I have so many pages and files to sort through who will be next on the interesting links.


Well I started the research off today by finding my 1st cousin 6x removed.. that is a bit of a stretch but cool to find her picture ..

Isn't it just a gorgeous photo of Ann Orpen 

So I am back to the back breaking work of sorting records.. have a brilliant weekend and happy hunting.. 

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