We all make mistakes in our research, especially when we’re new to it or when we’re unfamiliar with what we’re looking at. Old handwriting, for example, can be tricky to read. Variations in surname spellings can lead us off in the wrong direction. And believing other people’s research to be correct without fact checking… that… Read More #52Ancestors: Oops!
There are so many interesting stories I’ve found within my family tree, but there is one woman who is a true inspiration to me. My first cousin four times removed, Mary Lee Edward. Mary Lee Edward was born on the 14th of September 1885 in Petrolia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. She was the only daughter of… Read More #52Ancestors: Education
I have a relative who has been claimed by two different families in online family trees. Her name was Euphemia Turnbull and she was born in 1800 in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. She died in Edinburgh in 1868 and her death certificate gave the information about her husband and both her father’s name and her mother’s… Read More #52Ancestors: Out of Place
This week’s topic is a very difficult one for me. Very few photographs have been handed down over the years and the ones I do have I won’t share on the blog for privacy reasons. The majority I have are photographs of living family members rather than from generations back. Though I have seen extended… Read More #52Ancestors: Favourite Photo
I’ve decided to give Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors” challenge another go this year. Hopefully I can get a little further into it than last year. I’m hoping to start building up my One Place Study this year and I really need to build up my writing skills and get back into the swing of… Read More #52Ancestors: I’d Like to Meet
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
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