The challenge for Week 1 is "Start." One of Amy's prompts was the home person in your family tree. The 1 ID in my Reunion data is my great, great, grandfather Dr William Lee Dawson. He was the subject of my first and several other blog posts.
I'll link to earlier posts about William Lee Dawson but will also add an image that very few people have seen.
I am very fortunate to have in my possession a photo album which belonged to his daughter, Louisa Annie Spinks (Dawson). It was given to me by her grandson Charles Roussac.
Over the years many family members have visited his grave in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia. Each time I go to Tasmania I make sure I take a trip to Franklin. At times you have to avoid the cows and the deep ruts in the graveyard but it is worth it.
|Headstone of Dr William Lee Dawson - Church of England graveyard, Franklin, Tasmania - 2013|
|The view from the graveyard back to the Huon River at Franklin - 2013|
1. Australia Day Challenge
2. Family Treasures - Cylinder
3. Family Homes - No 2 - Franklin Tasmania
4. Australia Day 2012 - Wealth for Toil - Dr William Lee Dawson
5. 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records - Week 8 Diaries
6. Trove Tuesday - The Man who Hanged his Wife