Category Archives: Occupations

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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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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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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