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Friday, 19 January 2018

SEPIA SATURDAY 402 GRAVEYARDS : DEATH : MEMORIALS

In 2002 descendants of John Bassett & Martha Carbis came together to celebrate 140 years Of Family History in Australia!!!
Figure 1 Bassett Family Reunion in January  2002 Eaglehawk RSL Hall, Eaglehawk Victoria, Australia [b401]
The reunion helped to raise funds to place a plaque on their unmarked grave

Figure 2 Photographer Sandra Williamson, Plaque placed on the burial site of Martha & John Bassett. Eaglehawk Cemetry Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia [b201]
It also helped descendants share their research and findings.
Figure 3 Photographer unknown, Participants filling out missing details from the family tree, Family Reunion in January  2002 Eaglehawk RSL Hall, Eaglehawk Victoria, Australia Sandra Williamson’s Private photo Collection [b462]
A good time was had by all thanks to the hard work of members of a group called BassettByLines.

BassettByLines is a Yahoo Group whose members are related to Martha Carbis & John Bassett.

WikiTree Link for Martha Carbis & John Bassett's family tree on WikiTree (@WikiTreeOfficial)

This post is part of Sepia Saturday 402 - 20th January 2018

14 comments:

  1. That’s a lot of Bassetts! How wonderful to meet so many, and fund the memorial plaque as well.

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    1. It was wonderful to meet them all. Sadly when I look at the photos I realise that quite a few have passed away now. Sadly I was working full time so I didn't get to know many of them in a close way but at least I met them. I hope that now that I'm retired I will have the time to get to know everyone a bit better.

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  2. Glad that you posted a Sepia Saturday theme...but you didn't add your link to the list of links there on the site, nor make a comment. Hope you decide to do that sometime. I enjoyed your post about the family reunion. I've never been to one, but they do look fun.

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    1. Dear Sandra, I must eat my words...I'm blind at the very least...and there's your name on Sepia Saturday. Please forgive.

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    2. Barbara I understand entirely you must read a lot of blogs I'm just very flattered that you took the time to visit mine.

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  3. I've been to one biggish reunion in Wellington NZ back in 2006, commemorating 150 years of the Key family's arrival there, and another smaller group one for the same thing, different family in Gore NZ in 2013. That chart where people can pencil in their own family details looks like a good idea. Good to meet second and more distant cousins too.

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    1. The chart worked very well and even those not particularly interested in family history tried to locate themselves in the tree. People also corrected spelling of surnames etc. After the reunion we put it all the changes in our database of names.

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  4. Very impressed by the reunion group photo. How fabulous to have so many descendants together in one room -- and pulling together to place a grave marker. I like the idea of the long family tree for members to add details to.

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    1. The photo was taken in the early days of digital photography so it is a bit more grainy than I would like, ut then that becomes part of the story that we'll tell when we pass onthe photo on. The long family tree was a great sucess and very popular so well worth the work.

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  5. What a wonderful commemoration event. Your photo of the family tree is quite impressive.

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  6. An Impressive Gathering,Especially given,as you say,in in the early days of internet genealogy.

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  7. The plaque is such a wonderful thing for an extended family to do in recognition of shared ancestors. What a fine way to say, "Thank-you."

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  8. What a wonderful long tree and coming together to buy a plaque to honor your ancestors.

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  9. What a wonderful idea and gathering, and what a fine plaque of commemoration resulted.

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