Monday, 22 April 2013
Madness Monday - Searching for John Pinkerton and found Mary Brown!
As you can imagine searching for a "Mary Brown" is difficult task in genealogy, and not who I was looking for when I was searching Trove. I had entered "John Pinkerton" and was diligently checking every article, all 18 pages of them, when I stumbled on this selection of prized funeral notices for May Brown!
I had pretty much thrown Mary Brown nee Cleary into the too hard basket for a bunch of rainy days, and here she pops up, along with every other member of the family in their own notices.
I also found a sister I didn't know Mary had, a Mrs W. Justin (Margaret Cleary). Further searching led me to the Cleary family arriving in Australia! It was a mad, dad of total excitement!
Motto, never give up! They will eventually come to you when they are ready to reveal themselves.