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Bearded – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Bearded’. Beards are certainly something that the Rees family have tended to have – well at least the men! The first two photos show my Great Grandfather Henry Rees (1850-1934). The first shows Henry with … Continue reading

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Frightening – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘frightening’. Amy Johnson Crow, who sets the topics asks: Any ghost stories in the family? Ever been scared while researching? Been frightened in a cemetery? Or how about sharing a Halloween story or photo? I … Continue reading

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Cause of Death – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Cause of Death’. I guess most of us will have a full house of the usual causes of death – with the further back you go the less precise the cause of death becomes. One … Continue reading

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Conflict – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘conflict’. In September 1953, my father, Dai Rees was on his Annual Camp as an Army Reservist (following his term on full-time National Service). He was called in to the admin office to be told … Continue reading

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Sports – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Sports’. The only relative that I am aware of who played sport at a professional level was Gordon Green, however, I have already posted about him for ‘Closest to your Birthday‘. So, instead, I want … Continue reading

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Ten – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Ten’. As Amy Johnson Crow noted in her email giving this week’s topic: “Ten what? Someone who had 10 children? Someone with 10 letters in their name? Someone who was in the 10th Infantry? Someone who … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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