My theme for the AtoZChallenge is exploring the Walker family . Thinking about the family I realised that they were around in Mackay, Queensland in the early days of settlement so I have decided to discover some snippets of early Mackay as it relates to this family and others in my family tree. I hope you enjoy the journey.
Q is for queries, quest, and questions. This is what we as family historians go on, a quest to find new information about our ancestors and we query our findings to validate our finds. I have often lain awake at night thinking about a relative, a brick wall, a new discovery and wondered how I could find out more - that's the quest and the questions.
So when we ask the question - where were they married, for instance, if we find a record that is not in the place we thought it should be, then we query the record to see if there is any other evidence. And, if we are lucky we will find extra evidence. It may be in a newspaper report or a shipping list that places them in that locality.
It's all part of the fascinating hobby of family history, no wonder I like mystery novels.