#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
Say it with a Scrapbook? This digital scrapbook was prepared to showcase the Life of Samuel John Allery in pictures. You can view it in PDF format here. If you are interested in the process of creating a digital family … Continue reading Great Grandfather Samuel
My great-grandmother Jemima was born in Christchurch, London on 17th December 1852. The address of her parents that year was 7 Jane Street, Christchurch. Her early childhood was spent in the precinct of Holborn and she might have attended St … Continue reading Great Grandmother Jemima
I imagine that my great grandfather Samuel John, asked this question in 1896 on hearing of his son’s death. Perhaps he was with him at his bedside in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in London. George Samuel was just 19 years old … Continue reading Why did George Samuel Allery die so young?
How my grandfather prepared to give his properties as legacies for his family. Continue reading Properties, mortgages, and burials
Elizabeth and George Day – welsh great, x3 grandparents Research Updates for my Welsh ancestors.I have located my mother’s family history sprinkled throughout the Parish Registers of St Mary’s in Haverfordwest. My aim is to build a picture of their lives … Continue reading Welsh Grandparents from Haverfordwest
Welsh Ancestors revisited. Continue reading The Welsh Connection (Revisited Socially)
Ancestral Heritage Trail April Monthly Theme: Check It OutWeek 14 (Apr. 5-11): Check It OutWeek 15 (Apr. 12-18): How Do You Spell That?Week 16 (Apr. 19-25): NegativesWeek 17 (Apr. 26-May 2): Document This month’s theme resonated with me as I … Continue reading #52Weeks52Ancestors: Check It Out!
#52Ancestors52Weeks Joined Together My two clans, English and Welsh, were joined together forever when my Welsh Great Grandmother Mary Ann Evans married English Great Grandfather George Robinson. It is still a mystery to me how these two met; but I … Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 12: Joined Together
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers.
Kind deeds are the fruits.
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine,
Kind words and Kind deeds.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 11: Flowers
Worshipping at the Standing Stones? This week’s prompt was challenging! I struggled with my choices of ancestors to write about in this post. I have modified an older story of my Welsh roots and the importance of the standing stones, … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 10: Worship
Females in my Family Tree: Introduction This month’s theme is all about Females. That fits in well with March being #WomensHistoryMonth. I was intrigued with the number of Genealogy quotes from Women and found a great blog post from the … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 9: Females
Moments of Mourning: A bond between sisters Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 8: The Mary Letters continued