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Family Legend – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘Family Legend’. One of our family legends is that at one stage our family owned half of Monmouthshire – but it was lost by a gambling relative. So how much truth have I been able … Continue reading

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Youngest – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘youngest‘. Whilst I could add the youngest person I have on my family tree – one of my great nieces, I do not generally put details on living people in these posts. So instead I … Continue reading

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Fathers’ Day – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This coming Sunday is ‘Father’s Day’ (for lots of countries, including the UK and US). Just as  I did for Mothers’ Day (see post here), I want to consider a few fathers. The first is my own father, David Alan … Continue reading

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Going to the Chapel – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ topic is ‘Going to the Chapel. With a large number of Welsh ancestors, there is a good chance that many of our relatives may have been Chapel goers. However, as marriages had to … 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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Invite to Dinner – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

Week 4 of the ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ is ‘Invite to Dinner’, and Amy Johnson Crow poses the following questions: Which ancestor would you most want to invite to dinner? Do you have a story of a memorable dinner … Continue reading

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