#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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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 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
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