#52ancestors52weeks: Week 21 (May 21-27): Brick Wall Prologue: This week’s theme is one that resonates throughout my genealogy research. I have encountered many brick walls. In particular this story of my great uncle had not advanced due to lack of … Continue reading Unveiling Valour: Frank Joseph Andrew Allery
Chapter 1: The Tailor’s Cut – A World in the Making In the bustling streets of Bermondsey, Surrey, England, amidst the tanneries and hat factories, a child was born in 1835 who would grow up to stitch his own legacy. … Continue reading The Tailor of Bermondsey: The Life and Legacy of John Adrian Newth
The memoirs of a master tailor – assisted family history storytelling with plotting, structuring and sub-headings suggested by Chat GPT 4.
Continue reading The Threads That Bind: Newth’s Legacy
Theme: #52Ancestors52Weeks – Begin with a vowel: A for Achievement Essex in the Victorian Era In the 1800s to 1900s, Essex was a county undergoing significant transformation, reflecting the broader changes occurring throughout England under the reign of Queen Victoria. … Continue reading Ancestral Profiles from Essex: Goats, Lagdon, and Carter Family
The Emotional Journey of Genealogy: Writing About Family Loss and Triumphs.
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https://coachcaroleonline.com/2023/04/06/emotional-family-history-journeys-with-ai/ Continue reading Harriet’s Eulogy
#52Ancestors 52weeks Light a Candle! In this blog post, I am taking poetic license with the topic and showcasing how I used AI tools to enhance my ancestral story of Alfred Wright, my paternal great-grandfather. The use of Chat GPT … Continue reading Great Grandfather Alfred Thomas Wright
This story is told by Eliza herself who considers herself lucky; lucky to have had employment as a young woman, lucky to have met and married her husband, lucky to have survived the ravages of war torn Britain, lucky to have her children and grandchildren around to support her and lucky to have witnessed some of the greatest changes in human history in her lifetime. Continue reading Great Grandmother Eliza Wright (Goats)
#52Ancestors52Weeks: Gone too soon! I am now the last of my tribe! single symmetry silence the knight remains still standing life slipping dipping seeps a lion in shadowed clothing tilts at windmills and weeps his cotton wool life floating eyes … Continue reading Celebrating a life!
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Week 8 I Can Identify IDENTIFYING BRAVERY World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with millions of lives lost and entire generations of young men forever changed. It was known as the … Continue reading WW1 and his descendant WW2
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Week 7 Outcast or Cast out! Grandfather: Alexander McCulloch Service Number: 279215 World War 1 The daily life of soldiers in the trenches during the Battles of the Hindenburg Line in World War I was characterized by … Continue reading McCulloch Clan: Soldier from WW1
James (Jimmy) Robertson, the darling of the Robertson Clan. #52Ancestors 52Weeks: Social Media (of the day) Joining the War James Robertson was 22 years old when he enlisted in the Argyll and Suthern Highlanders, 2nd Battalion in 1942. He and … Continue reading All Quiet on the Front
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: A letter to an ancestor James Cunningham Robertson B: 1884 M: 1908 D: 1950 Inspired by the day one prompt from Lyn Palermo’s 28-Day Writing Challenge from her Family History Writing Studio. A letter to your … Continue reading Robertson Clan: My Grandfather’s War
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 5: Oops The research for Janet Walker Robertson has taken some twists and turns and reached a brick wall. These are the details as I now know them. Oops number 1 – a frequent occurrence … Continue reading Grandmother: Janet Walker Robertson (Imrie)
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Out of Place Jane Hodge Laird, one of the McCullochs’ great-grandmothers, was born on May 5, 1856, at Island Farms Cottage in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire. Bothkennar is no longer listed as a separate town, it is part of … Continue reading Great-grandmother Jane Hodge Laird McCulloch
Which of the McCulloch Clan ancestors would I most like to meet? Continue reading McCulloch Clan: Fish Tales
Preface: Legacy from Granna May It was All Hallows Eve, October 31, 2022, and the three Arry girls were keen to find out more about the legacy of the Book of Shadows they had found in the house at One … Continue reading Samhain
Escaping Britain just as WW1 was starting, was the smartest thing my Newth tribe ancestors ever did. Continue reading Newth Tribe: unexpected migration
My latest research has been to find out more about some of my great grand uncles from the Newth tribe; located in Southwark and Bermondsey, London, UK. The Georgian era of this research is very interesting; it was a time … Continue reading How to disappear down a historical rabbit hole!
Great, great grandfather Adrian Newth married Mary Mansfield in 1815 on Christmas Day. The church they married in was the St Mary Newington, the original of which was destroyed in the 1940s. The church was burnt out in an air … Continue reading Married on Christmas Day
My search for entrepreneurs in my family tree landed me amid the lives of my great uncles, who lived in England between the 1890s and the 1980s. I have spoken of this family of boys in other posts; Week 7: … Continue reading Allery Boys: Builders, Soldiers, and Entrepreneurs
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