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 →

Nice

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 51 In between organizing for Christmas I have spent time pondering the topic of 'nice'. How could I relate the topic to my current research? Just what does nice mean for family history or genealogy. Then it hit me we like to have our research confirmed, it is always... Continue Reading →

Naughty

#52 ancestors 52 week - week 50 On the 17th March 1928 in the Chronicle the marriage of Phyllis Moira NOSWORTHY to Henry (Harry) George COOPER was announced. Little or no fanfare was made of the marriage. There are not prior announcements regarding an engagement as one can see for Phyllis sister Gweneth when she... Continue Reading →

Winter

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - Week 49 This is an interesting topic to write about from the Southern Hemisphere when the day is predicted to be in the high 30 degrees Celsius. So I am going to write about the month of June, the start of winter for us. I have always seen the month... Continue Reading →

Next to Last – Esther Ann

# 52 ancestors 52 weeks Week 48 Born on the 19 November 1876 Esther Ann NOSWORTHY was the next to last child of George Drew NOSWORTHY and Grace DUFTY [1]. At the time of her birth the family was living around Strathablyn. Esther's younger brother Francis Edmund was born in 1879 [2]. In the late... Continue Reading →

Thankful

#52 ancestors 52 weeks - week 47 Copy of a page of the 1841 Census So what makes our research easier as we investigate each branch of the family tree. For it is these things that we need to be thankful for. The census documents from 1841 onward in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales... Continue Reading →

Random Fact – Margaret Ann REED

Old Bishopwearmouth [1] Margaret Ann REED was the sixth child born to John REED and Mary Ann CHAPMAN [2]. She was commonly known as Mary. This may have been because she was named for an older sister who had died early. The REED family lived in Bishopwearmouth, County Durham prior to migrating to Australia. John... Continue Reading →

Frightening

#52 ancestors 52 weeks: week 44 Edward Waller Loades 683A enlisted at Keswick Barracks on July 14 1915[2]. He was single, 26 years and 8 months old, 5 feet five and a quarter inches tall, a labourer with brown hair and grey eyes[3] Edward commonly called Ted was born 16th September 1889, the youngest of... 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 →

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