When I started genealogy many years ago, I was initially astounded at the friendliness and helpfulness of other researchers. Many years later, I still find the Genealogy Community to be an extremely friendly and helpful group of people. I believe we unofficially live by the proverb "What goes around, comes around". I know that I am always willing to help others where I can but also really appreciate help from others when needed.
THANK YOU to all the relatives and family members who have openly welcomed me (quite often as a complete stranger) into their homes and who have eagerly shared their stories and photos. The generous nature of many family members has amazed me.
THANK YOU to all those people who have transcribed so many records so that they are easily available to us. There are alot of records held by small historical societies all over Australia. These historical societies rely on volunteers and donations to maintain their records. One day I intend on becoming one of these volunteers and helping to transcribe these records for the benefit of others.
THANK YOU Gran for being an avid photographer, answering my questions and writing down your memories in a journal, which have provided such valuable insights and information for the entire family.
I can't finish this blog without sharing one of my grandmothers photos. The photo below is one of my favourites. It is a very simple lifestyle photo, which to me represents that although things change in time, many things stay the same. Thank you Gran.
Joker takes a Bath
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