#52 Ancestors Suddenly, more than 30 years ago Our Dad left this plane for another Memories of him flooding in today From his last two children, me and my brother! Known for his eccentric behaviour He was a character, much … Continue reading Dear Cecil
#52Ancestors #I’ve lost count Hello Samuel, I am your great granddaughter (x 5) and we have something in common; we are both the last born in our large families. You had 8 siblings and I had 5. I am writing … Continue reading Dear Grandpa Sam
#52 Ancestors Week 27: Free Census I am way behind in my project for #52 ancestors in 52 weeks, however, I figure that I can spread them out and pick and choose which topics fit my theme for when I … Continue reading Census through the Ages
#52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Bridge. It is delightful to have Genealogist friends and collaborators, who cannot resist the challenge of a search and discover mission; collaborative research works well as a bridge between the known and the unknown. Yesterday’s … Continue reading Post Script: the marriage certificates revealed
#52 Ancestors: Week 20 – Cousin Bait Each time I peel back the layers of mystery surrounding the life of an ancestor, mine or others, I see a story emerging; a chance to bring that ancestor into the limelight for a moment in time. Treasures abound in the Aladdin’s cave that is family history – they beckon and call and demand my attention. A lost diary here; a forgotten memoir there; an old tattered photo; or uncovered documentary evidence of people, place and time. These are the story starters for me; the facts and the evidence from my ancestors’ lives. … Continue reading History shrouded in mystery!
#52 Ancestors ‘At the Cemetery’ Harriet buried 3 children and a husband. Now she is at rest. They employed Harriet as a machinist in the Allery Tailoring business during the 1890s. Work as a machinist did not pay well then. Many unmarried young women had a little choice of occupation in Edwardian times (domestic service, prostitution, shop work, the stage or dressmaking). Harriet continued to live at home bringing into the household her meagre income of a few shillings; making shirts at 7 pence a dozen. She worked from seven in the morning to eleven at night. My father, Walter, … Continue reading Requiem for Harriet
Able Seaman and Opera Singer #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Brick Wall All I knew about Andrew Ralph Cutting was his name and a family story of his prowess as an opera singer. I realised that there would be a time … Continue reading Great Uncle Andy
Week #7: #52Ancestors52Weeks : Unusual Source(s) Revealing my true Ancestors! The branches of my family tree had become tangled and needed pruning. Ancestors from the Cutting Line (my maternal ancestors) were clamouring for my attention. Some had remained hidden from … Continue reading Ancestors in Hiding!
Week 6: #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Valentine Many years have gone by and I have not heard from you. I am disappointed and dismayed that the most important record for you (your marriage certificate) has not showed up in any … Continue reading Where are you Valentine?
Week #5 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks : In the Kitchen When you have many facts about an ancestor and you are wondering how to collect them all to make an interesting story, you could create an Ancestral Card using Trello. … Continue reading Kitchen Sink