Monthly Archives: September 2018

On the Farm – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘On the Farm’. As Amy Johnson Crow (who sets the topics) noted, this ‘might be a week that you have a hard time choosing because so many ancestors fit the theme!’ This is so true! … Continue reading

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Document of the Week – Alice Scott with Daughters Peggy and Hilda

This week’s #DocOTWeek is a photograph postcard of my Maternal Grandmother, Alice Winifred Mary Scott (nee Morris) with her two eldest daughters, my aunts, Margaret Susie (known as Peggy or Peg) and Hilda. The photo side of the postcard tells … Continue reading

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Unusual Source – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘unusual source’. We are all used to searching in BMD; Censuses; Passenger lists and the plethora of sources available on the large on-line platforms. However, there is one source that most of us don’t have … Continue reading

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Document of the Week – Air Letter to Eileen Ivy Scott

This week’s #DocOTWeek is a Christmas Greetings air-mail letter sent to my Mother, the then unmarried, Miss Eileen Ivy Scott, from an E Jolley or I’Olley in Kenya, dated 18th December 1951: The text of the letter reads: 18 Dec … Continue reading

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Closest to Your Birthday – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

The topic for this week’s #52Ancestors is ‘Closest to Your Birthday’. I considered looking at an event closest to my actual birth, but then I had a look through the Rees Scott tree to see if anyone shared by birthday … Continue reading

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Document of the Week – BP Coronation Programme

This week’s #DocOTWeek from the Rees Scott Archive is the BP Coronation Programme mentioned in my last #52Ancestors post on ‘work‘. David (Dai) Alan Rees was working at the BP Sports Ground in South London at the time of Queen … Continue reading

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Work – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘work’. ‘Work’ can mean different things to different people. For some it is a drudgery that has to be done to pay the bills, for others it is something that they really enjoy. Some people … Continue reading

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