Escaping Britain just as WW1 was starting, was the smartest thing my Newth tribe ancestors ever did. Continue reading Newth Tribe: unexpected migration
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
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
The Wedding When I saw this week’s prompt I immediately thought of this wonderful photo of the wedding party at my Grandma’s garden circa 1938. My mother Winnie is on the extreme right and her sister Doris, the bride, is … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 3: Favourite Photo
John Cutting: Publican of New Inn My choice of the family group to research in 2022 is my maternal Cutting Line. In my family tree for the Cuttings, I have been focussing on my great, great, grandparents who lived in … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 2: Favourite Finds
Foundations of my Cutting Line This is a great topic to begin my series of stories of my ancestors this year. Many other genealogists are writing about ‘foundations’ in their blogs. I will link to a couple of my favourites … Continue reading #52 Ancestors: Week 1: Foundations
Which ancestor(s) are at the top of your research list, and why? I saw this question recently in several places and thought that it would be a good post to finish up with this year. Things have been neglected here … Continue reading Planning for 2022 Ancestors
The story of Maria Lord is one of courage in the face of betrayal. Her ability to survive and thrive, despite her transportation to Van Diemen’s Land and what Edward Lord did to her, is a story that should be told. Continue reading Convict to Entrepreneur: Maria Lord
#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!
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
Week #4: Favourite Photo – 52Ancestors52Weeks Challenge Life in post war Australia in the suburbs of Melbourne was idyllic! Our family had made a new start by sailing across the world in 1949 to build a new life in Moonee … Continue reading Immigrants to Australian Citizens!
Week 3: #52Ancestors52Weeks – Namesake It was during the years after the end of the World War 2 that Winnie was feeling most unhappy and saddened by the impact of war on her family. Rationing and scarcity had tested her … Continue reading Winnie’s Journey to Australia!
Week 2: #52Ancestors52Weeks – Family Legend I am researching deeper into the life of Charles Harry Cutting, my maternal great grandfather, as part of the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks project, guided by Amy Johnson Crow. My great grandfather Charles Harry Cutting … Continue reading A History Lesson: Family Legend
Week #1: Beginnings – 52Ancestors52Weeks Challenge I am researching deeper into the life of Charles Harry Newland Cutting, my maternal grandfather, as part of the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks project, guided by Amy Johnson Crow. Charles Harry Newland Cutting! What a grand … Continue reading What’s in a Name?