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52 Ancestors: Week 18 – Crime and Punishment

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Crime and Punishment”. I spent a while trying to decide who to write about this week. To my knowledge none of my […]

52 Ancestors: Week 17 – Favourite Place

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Favourite Place”. It was easy to decide where to write about this week. My favourite place to research is Wirksworth in Derbyshire. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 16 – DNA

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “DNA”. I “did my DNA”, that is an autosomal test with Ancestry, in December 2020. I am still getting to grips with […]

52 Ancestors: Week 15 – Brick Wall

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Brick Wall”. In genealogy circles a “Brick Wall” is an ancestor beyond whom you have been unable to find anything further. As […]

52 Ancestors: Week 14 – Great

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Great”. This prompt reminds me of a conversation with my 7 year old nephew. I had been discussing some of our family […]

52 Ancestors: Week 13 – Music

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Music. This is hard, whatever I have inherited from my ancestors it is not musical ability. I had some recorder lessons in […]

Researching for others

A few weeks ago I had an email from a friend. He told me his Dad’s name and date of birth, Granddad’s date of birth and that both were born in York. Attached I found a sketch family tree which added his paternal grandparents names, dates of birth, marriage and death, as three of his […]

52 Ancestors: Week 12 – Loss

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Loss. I am always struck when looking at the 1911 Census by the “fertility questions”, and how they must have hurt those […]

52 Ancestors: Week 11 – Fortune

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Fortune. This week I am writing about my second great grand uncle Stephen Sanders. His sister Mary Ann Sanders was my second […]

52 Ancestors: Week 10 – Name’s the Same

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Nam’es the Same. I have got a bit behind with blogging, mainly because I have been working on researching a friend’s family […]

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