I have been busy searching Trove, more than usual if that is possible, preparing December posts. It will be a big month.
December 1 is the first day of Summer so keep an eye out for some Summer Fashions. As I found from my Spring Fashion post, that it is interesting to track the changing fashions over the decades. A “not to be missed” post especially if you would like to find out when women stopped wearing two petticoats in Summer!
Following on from a successful series of posts in December 2011, I will also bring you Christmas from the 1900s to the 1950s with a Western District slant. The Pioneer Christmas posts have been very popular and, like fashions, there have been definite changes to Christmas celebrations over the decades.
Have you been following the great Trove Tuesday posts from various bloggers each week? If you would like to see all the posts from the last 14 weeks (can’t believe it’s been that many) check out Amy Houston’s blog Branches, Leaves and Pollen. Christmas Day will also be Trove Tuesday, so I will have to begin a search for a Trove treasure with a Christmas theme.
There will also be the 19th edition of Passing of the Pioneers. Around 250 pioneers have now been remembered in these monthly posts and the stories of the early days of the Western District continue.
I also have some new links to add to the Western District Links Page.
In between all this maybe I’ll get a post or two in about my family members. One of my fellow Western District researchers has, in the last few days, handed me a big hammer to smash down one of my brick walls, so I’ll have to share that.
Phew! I better get going.