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Paintings from WWI: Clues to V. R. QUESNELL’s Last Days

The July 1st centenary of the First Battle of the Somme in WWI prompted me to re-visit the research I’ve done on my husband’s uncle, Victor Robert QUESNELL, who died in France shortly before the end of the war. My first post in early … Continue reading

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A Brief Life: Esmé Doris QUESNELL (1900 – 1902)

Today is November 2nd, All Souls’ Day, a fitting time to remember a newly discovered member of my husband’s paternal family who died as a child over a century ago. For the past few months, Ancestry24.com, the largest online archive of South … Continue reading

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170-Year Gap: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (ca. 1857 – 1903)

“Brick wall” is the genealogy term for a seemingly insurmountable research problem. With diligence and tenacity, most brick walls eventually come tumbling down. Until they do, the researcher usually doesn’t have any idea what’s on the other side. However, the brick … Continue reading

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