John Owen GRIFFITHS Headstone reads – In Loving Memory Of John Owen Griffiths Born at Criccieth North Wales June 15, 1890 Was Accidently Killed at the Mt. Morgan Mine Jan 28, 1915 Aged 24 years & 6 months (Because the headstone is broken, the verse is hard to read). Erected By His Parents John  & ... Read more

Dr George Horne DD

Dr George Horn DD 1730-1792 In each of our family trees, we each find some branches that are hard to prove, for me, this one is all about George. I will share a little about this man of his times and where my family is suppose to connect. George was born at Otham, near Maidstone,... Read more


When researching my brother in law's McGovern Family Tree here in Australia, I found that Francis Joseph McGovern had left County Leitrim, Ireland and arrived in New Zealand c1878. He married Anne McLoughmane in 1883 in Invercargill. They had 3 children, John 1885, Virgil 1889 and Ellen in 1902. My brother in law is a... Read more

Charles Johnson 1856-1944

Charles Johnson - born 27th August 1856 and died 30th March 1944 in Thames, New Zealand. There are many stories that have surrounded this man whom I never knew, as I was born many years after my second great grandfather died. I am sure if I had the chance, I could have talked him around... Read more

Robert James HOOD

Robert James HOOD Headstone reads – 135 Sapper R. J. HOOD 1ST Tunnelling Company 15th September 1920 At Rest.    Robert James HOOD Place of birth: Greenwich, England Religion: Church of England Occupation: Miner Address: Mount Morgan, Queensland Marital Status: Married Age at embarkation: 42 Next of Kin: Wife, Mrs Ann Eliza Hood, Patterson Street,... Read more


When my husband and I travelled to England in November/December 2019, we took the opportunity to visit Horton in Staffordshire. In particular, we were interested in Horton Church and Graveyard (St Michael's) and Horton Hall where my husband’s EDGE ancestors had lived.  This post talks about my husband's EDGE connection and the association between the... Read more

Hans Christian ANDERSEN

Hans Christian ANDERSEN Headstone reads – In Loving Memory Of Hans Christian Andersen Who Was Accidently Killed In the Mt. Morgan Mine 24th March 1916 Aged 25 Years.   Daily Standard, Brisbane, Qld. Sat 25 Mar 1916  Page 4 Another Pinned in the Debris Mt. Morgan, Saturday. On Friday the collapse of a stope at... Read more

Frederick George KEYES

Frederick George KEYES Headstone reads – In Loving Memory Of Frederick George KEYES                          Who was accidently killed 19th May 1941 Aged 54 years Our Dear Mother Mabiel Henrietta Died 17th September 1980 Aged 89 years SarahAlma Vickers (daughter) Died 22nd February 1975 Aged 62 years.   Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, Qld. Tue 20 May 1941  Page... Read more

Connecting Morley Families in Brandon, Mildenhall and Lakenheath

  This is one part of a Morley Family I have been working on, to try and find where my line fits in. Edward Morley born c1740 died 1804 and married Elizabeth Crow on the 13th June 1763 in Mildenhall. We have never found a baptism for him. This family has many variations of spellings... Read more