Summer with SAG

This summer I joined the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) and attended four of their lectures and workshops – A Deep Dive into FindMyPast, AncestryDNA, and meetings of the Intermediate DNA group and Advanced DNA group. All sessions were held at their historic sandstone building Richmond Villa at Millers Point, which is a experience in […]

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The finer points of FindMyPast

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DNA2Tree – a discovery tool

How do you deal with all that data in your AncestryDNA results when your matches don’t provide family trees or when the names in their trees don’t look familiar? In past posts, we’ve advised you to start with your closest matches and look at their shared matches. We’ve also talked about colour coding them using […]

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Bushfire burning at Cadelgo, Berambing, 15 Dec 2019

Some Bushfire Stories

Bushfire burning at Cadelgo, Berambing, 15 Dec 2019 Over the last few months, we have had record-breaking drought, heat and bush fires – their intensity and spread worse than ever. In other areas, more recently, we have had extreme wind and hail. Unfortunately, some of our members and their close families have lost buildings, trees, […]

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DNA Opportunities

If you have been pondering doing a DNA test, then now might be the time. We have two special offers for HAFS members only – 10 Ancestry DNA kits at special prices, and FamilyTreeDNA Y-DNA and mt-DNA kits for people who can help us solve a puzzle. Why not join HAFS now if you want […]

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HAFS Journal Vol 15 No 2 – November 2019 – Homes and Heroes

Contents Ballyrisode House, County Cork, Ireland a Hungerford home from 1895 to 1989, Lesley Abrahams; Fernhill House, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland: a Hungerford home, Lesley Abrahams; Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert (1831–1905), Pauline Tyrrell; Gregan Thomas McMahon (E.6.12a) and the Sydney Repertory Theatre, Brett Harvey; ‘Island Boy’ – Sir Thomas Davis (L.VIII.iv.3.5a.2b), Gabrielle Buckley. Editorial […]

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HAFS Journal Vol 15 No 1 – May 2019 – People and Places

Contents Hesba Fay Brinsmead (nèe Hungerford): Memories of my aunt, Lesley Jane Abrahams; ‘Frozen In’ Antarctica: Spin a yarn, sailor! Garth Muirson; Hungerford Descendants: Awards, Part IX, Pauline Tyrrell; The Tale of Four Houses – Part 2 3/153a ‘The Grove’, Queen Street, Woollahra, Brett Harvey. Editorial Historical records are inevitably material objects. Some seem to […]

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Here are some questions you might have…. How do I renew my membership if it has lapsed and I can’t login in to the website anymore? You can create a new membership with a new username online, or email our web administrator to get your membership extended briefly to allow you to log in and […]

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New Resources

We have recently added several new books to our Resource Collection, uploaded the last two Journals (for members only access)  and updated the Index to Journals & Newsletters.  If you’re working from a version of the index that you downloaded some time ago, you should refresh your copy.    HAFS Resources – a number of […]

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Australian Christmas bush

Our Christmas Message 2019

As Christmas approaches, Australia (particularly Eastern Australia), is in the grip of severe drought and, more recently, extensive bushfires. We understand that this will be a sad Christmas for many of our family and offer our sympathies for what is really a devastating position for many of our country cousins. (more…)

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Some Sydney Hungerford Houses

Editor’s Note: These articles were written by Brett Harvey [E.1.1a.15b.1c.1d.1e=] and originally published in HAFS Journal Vol 13 No 1 (May 2015) and HAFS Journal Vol 13 No 3 (May 2016). Bramhall – Jersey Street, Strathfield – Home of Florence Edith Chapman [E.8.7a] and Charles Frederick Lindeman [E.8.7a=] In the late 1800’s there were many […]

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Pilcher’s Paddock

Pilcher’s Paddock is mentioned in the article Some Sydney Hungerford Houses. There is an interesting connection between the original owner, Charles Pilcher QC and the Hungerford family. Charles was the youngest son of Henry Incledon Pilcher and his wife Eliza Bradley. Henry was born 17 February 1799 in Barnstable, Devon, England. His father was Edward […]

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Renewal Time 2019

Have you renewed your HAFS membership? Subscriptions run until 30 September each year. You can use the renewal form sent out with the last newsletter, or simply pay online with a debit or credit card. Go to My Membership, view your Subscriptions, then press Renew or Change Plan. Please contact us us if you a […]

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Quoted Searches – Exact Matches

Our search feature has recently been updated to support quoted searches or string searches. For example, typing “Mary Hungerford” in the search box (with the quote marks) will now give you results containing this exact string before items which might just contain Mary and Hungerford. Don’t be deterred if it highlights the separate words in […]

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2019 Annual General Meeting and Church Service

Members, please join us for the 2019 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 23 November 2019 commencing at 11am at Tyrrell’s Wines, Pokolbin. Please login for more details. Access to this page is restricted to members. If you’re a member, please login below or, if you need to renew your subscription, go to My Membership. If you’re not […]

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Sheldon Manor

(near Chippenham, Wiltshire, England) A study of the Hungerford family history from the time of Sir Thomas of the 14th century to the time of the loss of their estates through the excesses of Sir Edward (Spendthrift) Hungerford in the 17th century involves a study of English history from the end of the Crusades to […]

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Constance (Con) Muriel Evans (nee Burton-Bradley) c1930 (born 30 October 1909, died 15 April 1975)

The Water Colourist of Redcamp: Constance Evans (nee Burton-Bradley)

Constance Muriel (Con) Hungerford [E2.2a.5b.2c] was a descendent of the enterprising Hungerford (maternal) and the seafaring Burton-Bradley (paternal) families. Con was the second child of Muriel (nee Hungerford [E2.2a.5b] and Prowett Burton-Bradley (married 28 September 1906, St Paul’s, Wellington, New Zealand), and their older son was Robert Prowett (Bob) Burton Bradley (born 14 May 1908, […]

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Hungerfords at Smithsonian June 2019

Hungerford Family in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Institution

In June 2019, members of the Hungerford families from England and British Columbia, Canada made their way to Washington, DC to explore the famous Smithsonian Institution. The family trip was inspired by reading Heather Ewing’s book, The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian, published in 2007, which draws […]

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