Category Archives: Surnames – Other

Catholic Records: The QUESNELL Family in Cape Town

“Put it out there in the universe, and the universe will provide” is a common expression here in Northern California. However, in matters genealogical, I prefer to entrust my difficult-to-resolve long-distance requests to a skilled researcher. Anne Clarkson in Cape Town … Continue reading

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Researching a Funeral Notice: Herbert William POOLE (d. 1901)

For the past ten days, many vital tasks (none of them even remotely concerned with genealogy) have demanded my attention. For me, a day without research or writing is like a day without sunshine, so by last night I was more than a little … Continue reading

Posted in DAVENPORT, DOWDLE, DOWMAN, ELLIS, HENRY, JONES, JONES, MARQUISS, MARSHALL, PARRISH, POOLE, PROSSER, THOMAS, TOMLINSON, WITHERS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natal Marriage #1: P. A. MINNAAR – A. C. MARÉ (1837?)

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,       Gang aft agley,       An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,       For promis’d joy! — Robert Burns The first two lines of “To A Mouse” could probably apply to … Continue reading

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