Family Photo

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 8 Family photo's are few and far between in the LOADES Family. Rarely, will you find a family photo that has everyone in the family in the photo. For the immediate family there are school photos, photos of different stages of different members of the family as they are... Continue Reading →

Surprise

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 6 The stories are are told that prove to be folklore and the stories that we are not told, surprise us all the time. I am sure that this is one of the reasons that we become addicted to genealogy and our family history, we never know what may... Continue Reading →

Unusual Name

#52 ancestors 52 weeks, week 3 As a family historian we often come across unusual names. Unusual names occur form many and varied reasons: mispronunciations, multiple spellings, Anglicization and modernization. Many names that we come across seem unusual looked at through a modern lens and there meaning has been lost in the midst of time.... Continue Reading →

Challenge

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 2 Challenge Any brick wall we have in our genealogy family history research is a challenge. Some of these brick walls last for years. The information may not be on the internet or the records could have been destroyed and of course the further we go back in time... Continue Reading →

Resolutions

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 52 So we have come to the end of the year and the 52 weeks. Writing this blog for the 52 weeks is one resolution that I have kept. Not always did I write weekly, but I written on every topic that has been set. Some of these have... Continue Reading →

Bearded Mysteries

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 45 Within the albums belonging to Aunt Ett are photo upon photo of people who came before and whose name has been lost over time. Small hints may indicate where the photo was taken, the clothing can  provide us with another hint as to the time. The seriousness of... Continue Reading →

On The Farm

Week 39 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks This weeks we journey to County Devon in England and the Nosworthy side of the family. Many of our ancestors on the maternal side of the family were listed as agricultural labourers in the 1841 and 1851 census. The few exceptions were in county Devon where they were listed... Continue Reading →

Back to School

Week 35 #52ancestor52weeks Back to school is a lucky topic as only a week ago a member of the extended family had sent a number of photos of my grandfather and his younger brother. The boys were all lined up ready for their school photos, much like the featured image. The photo was taken around... Continue Reading →

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