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Genealogy Has Me In A Spin June 20, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 6:07 pm

I’ve went away for a week and now it has taken a week to get caught up to where I was before I went away.  I have been particularly slow in figuring out what I was doing in my genealogy research.  In fact in an unexpected lightening bulb moment last night I suddenly remembered that I was slowly and methodically adding to my annotated list of my ancestors who emigrated from the British Isles to North America.  And the core document for that exercise is a blog entry originally compiled in July 2016.

To add to my confusion I bought a new laptop and am having trouble getting set up.  That old eircom email address is snarling  things up.  Anything eircom is no longer validd or operational.

 

Descended From A King June 5, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 8:53 pm

ancestry.com tells me that King Edward IV was my 13th Great Grandfather.  Could this be possible?  Will investigate further.

81d28efba0e5f313ee55507177d5b6d0  King Edward IV, from Google images

 

 

Ancestor Troll June 4, 2018

Filed under: Ancestor Count,Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,War of the Roses — Janet @ 6:42 pm

I’ve completed my search through the ancestors I found on ancestry.com.  And I added a lot of ancestors I never knew I had – do I hear Henry Gates speaking?  Now to go back and sort/sieve the accumulated information.

The first snippet to share with my readers is that I thought I found that one of my ancestors had been beheaded on Tower Green at the Tower of London.  On further examination I found I was following a false trail.  The particular person that lost his head in that way did not belong to me.  A comforting thought.

p.s. Correction- my ancestor was the one who was beheaded.  In fact he was the first to be beheaded in the Tower of London by Richard of Gloucester.  He was 52 years old, father of 7 children.   He served on the Yorkist side in the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in the War of the Roses.

 

Genealogy Is All Consuming June 3, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Cats,Genealogy,Katerina — Janet @ 11:14 pm

Just one more record……..and so it goes on.  I have been going through my records and checking whether  I can find any more ancestors.  Just when I think I’m almost finished another possibility crops up.

Katerina hopes I’ll finish soon as she wants “her” chair.

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Geography Lesson June 1, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Jigsaw Puzzles — Janet @ 6:17 pm

IMG_1963              IMG_1962

This is the jigsaw puzzle I am currently working on.  A wonderful challenge.  And it’s a good tool for learning the geography of Britain.  A supplement to my genealogy work.  I never rest.

 

Pine Hill Cemetery – Bridport Vermont May 27, 2018

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Bridport Cemetery  Pine Hill Cemetery, Bridport Vermont – final resting place of Sally Foot Murdock – my 3x great grandmother

Sally Foot Murdock Bridport  Grave marker – Sally Foot Murdock

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Thinking About My Genealogy May 24, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Belmont,Genealogy — Janet @ 4:24 pm

9781558499614_p0_v1_s550x406  I’ve now finished reading this excellent book and will start checking whether any of the early settlers of Watertown are related to me.  Certainly a lot of the names were familiar to me as names of people or streets or schools in Belmont.  Belmont where I grew up was part of Watertown in the period covered 1630-1680.