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Interesting stories you uncover

While researching my family i've come across 2 interesting stories and, talking too older members of my family, have a certain amount of truth to them.

One of my gr. grandfathers was playing cards with a group of men , one being the owner of the local hotel. It came down to just the 2 of them grandfather and, the hotel owner. The hotelier had no money left and, thinking he had a good hand gambled his hotel and lost. Grandad made arrangements with witnesses that where there to meet at the Lawyers next morning to get it signed over, only too find that the owner had hanged himself during the night, so lossing out. The hotel is still in the same family to this day.:'(

Another gr. grandfather was an RSM in the Army, while checking on the stables one night,found an officer whipping one of the horses. As he was brought up on a farm he stepped in and gave the officer a couple of thuds to the jaw. Court Martial and ,reduced to the ranks.

Anyone else found interesting little stories while researching there family.



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Laidley Heights Qld
I sounds just like my family izabel. I know I was born and the dates that my mother and farther was born but thats it. i can't find them anywhere. I had a hit a couple of days ago but it was my daughjter who lives in the Caribbeanasking how I was doing with the family tree But I will kep on keeping on with the tasks.

pee wee

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Hillbank, Sth Australia
Mine arn't up there in the interesting stakes either. Dead boring really.

I know what you mean Carlo. I thought my immediate family had dropped of the genealogy radar when I first started. Then I found all our listings on the Ancestry free BMD listings. It was nice to confirm I existed. Be nice if we had something as simple to search through in australia.

I found out how small our own little worlds are really. When going through my husbands family tree I found that I had gone to school with his cousin & that my parents used to visit his great aunt & was associated with his mums cousin. We were brought up on different sides of the city.We had no idea that our paths had prob, crossed in our younger years, or that parts of each family knew each other. Just goes to show it can be a small world.

Cheers everyone

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