After taking some time off to spend time with family, my project following Robert Carey has jumped off the rails. I have had so many other things going on that I’m taking a little break before I refocus and continue with the weeks I had left of my 12 week journey. And I’ve ended up… Read More Detours and New Ideas (Rabbit Holes!)
Hello everyone, Sorry for the break in blog posts. I was visiting family for a couple of weeks and am finally getting back into my usual routine and will be back to my 12 week project tomorrow. While I’m still in holiday mood, I have been having a look through the many genealogy books I… Read More Jean’s Internet
I’ve really been trying to focus in on Robert Carey the last few weeks (though I have been distracted trying to watch as many videos from The Genealogy Show as I can before time runs out). He’s probably my most researched ancestor in my tree by myself and my Sherlock cousin. Sherlock (not their real… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Help
As I continue hot on the heels of my ancestor, Robert Carey, I am learning more about the experiences of his regiment. He was in the 1st Battalion of the 42nd Regiment of Foot who are now known as The Black Watch. When reading through the bibliography of Victoria Schofield’s book The Highland Furies I… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Teams
I am in the middle of researching Private Robert Carey of the 42nd Regiment of Foot. He was part of the military during the Napoleonic Wars and fought at Waterloo. He had to retire from the military due to his injuries and ended up settling with his wife, Marion, in Musselburgh, a town to the… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Fun Fact
In my old job, one of the things we were told not to do was to use jargon words or terms. A lesson I probably should have taken onboard before starting to write a blog. I was asked what my “Alice Shoes” were, so I thought I would give a little explanation so I don’t… Read More Alice Shoes?
Over the next 12 weeks, I plan to research my ancestor, Robert Carey. He has long been a favourite ancestor of mine since we first found him mentioned on the baptism of his son, John. I had already set wheels in motion bringing some of the resources together before embarking on this new and more… Read More Following Robert’s Trail
Hello everyone, I have done a lot of thinking about this blog (especially after being nudged for payment for this coming year) and what I want to achieve with it. Originally, I had wanted to bring in a lot of different friends to do a collaboration, but things get more complicated when there are too… Read More New Beginnings: Shining Up My Alice Shoes