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
Escaping Britain just as WW1 was starting, was the smartest thing my Newth tribe ancestors ever did. Continue reading Newth Tribe: unexpected migration
How my grandfather prepared to give his properties as legacies for his family. Continue reading Properties, mortgages, and burials
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
The Allery Brothers Great Grandfather, Samuel John Allery was never part of the landed gentry, but he certainly moved around a great deal in his lifetime. I have counted twenty different Residences from 1847 to 1922, let alone the various … Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 7: Landed
Maps and mapping are only loosely associated with this story of my Great Aunt Edie; you might say that I have been ‘mapping’ the relationship between sisters from my family tree. The map displayed in the featured image is that … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 6: Maps
The Children of my Great Grandparents: Emma and Harry Cutting This week I have been branching out to locate all the children born to my great grandparents, Emma and Harry Cutting. At first, my research using the Census records from … Continue reading #52 Ancestors Week 5: Branching Out
Curious Cuttings Harry Cutting: Carpenter and Ironmonger Curious about Harry Cutting (great grandfather) and his son Charles Harry Newland Cutting (grandfather) I wanted to find out a little more by exploring the Cutting line of my family tree. I returned … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 4: Curious
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
#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
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 #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!
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