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.

Family Notices. (1906, October 31). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved April 19, 2013, from