Monthly Archives: May 2018

So Far Away – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s theme for ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ is ‘So far Away’. For this post, I am looking at Eileen Ivy Rees (nee Scott’s) Grand Father, George Charles Morriss: George is ‘so far away’ as I have not yet … Continue reading

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Manchester – One Year On

I can’t believe it is a year ago that the Manchester bombing took place. Whilst I am sure the friends and family of those affected have not for one day forgotten that awful evening, the sad fact is that for … Continue reading

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Military – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

With this weeks ’52 Ancestors in 52 weeks’ being ‘military’, I could just re-hash what I covered on 25th April, for my Grandfather, Frederick William Henry Rees, who fought with the ANZACs at Gallipoli and then the Somme – but … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Photos

David Alan Rees and Eileen Ivy Scott – Honeymoon in Cornwall September 1954 David, known to all as Dai, and Eileen were married in Eltham Parish Church, on the 4th September 1954(1). (Crown Copyright) The marriage was witnessed by Sarah … Continue reading

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Another Language: Welsh – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

My paternal family came mostly from Wales, so you would think that there was a lot of Welsh speakers in that side of the family. Well apparently not. In the image below, of the Wales 1891 Census for Porset Row, … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

On Mothers’ Day (which is today in the US, and we had on 11th March in the UK) I tend to think of a number of Mothers: My own mother: Eileen Ivy Rees (nee Scott) b. 1930 d. 2003, who … Continue reading

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Favourite Name – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

A favourite name in our Family Tree is ‘Glenmark’. Currently we have eleven cases of ‘Glenmark’, all but one where it is a middle name, and a single occasion where it is the first name: All of these Glenmarks are … Continue reading

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Cemetery – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

The topic of today’s post is ‘cemetery’ and I am going to focus on Plumstead Cemetery, in South West London. Mainly because I know that we have a lot of our ancestors buried there, both direct ancestors, like Eileen Rees’ … Continue reading

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