Very strange...very strange indeed...
This week out of the blue two people far apart have each sent me just the right kind of link to info I was looking for - yet they had no way of knowing how timely their help would be.
First Susan Smith-Josephy, who is writing 'the' book about Lillian Alling (aka the woman who walked to Russia), sent me a link to Anne Morddel's The French Genealogy Blog about researching in France. I thought that was nice timing, as I'm looking for someone who was born in France.
But now tonight, Marina Antunes of Row Three and Lower Mainland BookCrossing fame sent me a link to the State Library of New South Wales's Flickr collection, not knowing I'm soon doing a talk on Australian and New Zealand war records. There's a set of photos there I really like - women Knitting for "Our Boys" - complete with a song. Have a look (and a listen).
Very cool, but a little spooky, don't you think?
But don't stop sending me those links! (And maybe you have a James or John Battice...born about 1860...I still need the 'right' one.)