Monthly Archives: July 2018

Oldest – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors is ‘oldest’. That had me scratching my head for a while – the oldest ‘what’? There could be so many ‘oldest’ categories. If I look at my ‘working’ tree: the oldest person to have lived on my … Continue reading

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Colourful – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Colourful‘ (or ‘Colorful’ if using the American spelling). ‘Colourful’ is such a wonderful word. When we apply it to our ancestors we are probably going to use the ‘full of interest; lively and exciting‘ definition. … Continue reading

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Music – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

Dai Rees – Songs My Father Taught Me David Alan Rees, known to all as Dai, died 9 years ago today, on 22nd July 2009, eight days short of his 77th birthday. During his childhood, Dai was taught a number … Continue reading

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Travel – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

“Today you are your ancestor’s descendants, tomorrow you’ll be your descendant’s ancestors” I know the 52 Ancestors prompts are designed to help us look and celebrate our ancestors, but we shouldn’t forget that one day we will be the ‘ancestors’ … Continue reading

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Independence & Death in the Workhouse – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s 52 Ancestors topic is ‘independence’ and for this post I am going to tell you about Eileen Rees’ (nee SCOTT) 2 x Grandmother, Sarah Elvin: Sarah was born about 1797 in Bedingham, Norfolk and was baptised in nearby … Continue reading

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