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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 32: Youngest

The challenge for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks for Week 32 is Youngest.  I knew immediately who I wanted to pick, my new nephew, but I do not give details or post pictures of my children or other people’s children on the internet.  So, instead, I had to come up with something else.  The challenge…

6 May 1974 Perth Gweneth, Alywin, and Marjorey Brand

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 31: Oldest

I wondered how I would approach the Week 31 Challenge in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Oldest.  Do I find the oldest person in my tree?  Do I have enough to write about them? Week 31 – Oldest It is amazing in families that one year you have numerous older relatives, and then, in…

Areas that Marjorey Moved Over the Years

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 30: Colourful

Every family has someone in who is bait different, quirky or just plain lager than life.  The Week 30 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is Colourful.  Today I am writing about my maternal grandfather, Byro Jim. Week 30 – Colourful Albert James Newman was born on 18 March 1920 at 889 Hamilton Street, Boulder…

C-1960 Eric Walker

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 29: Music

The Week 29 Challenge in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is music.  This was an easy one for me to choose as my dad devoted his life to his music both in an amateur and professional capacity.  Sadly we lost my dad a month ago so this is a fitting tribute to him. The below…

Lifou, New Caledonia

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 28: Travel

The Week 28, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is Travel.  I have so many ancestors I could write about in regards to this topic, and many I have already.  In So Far Away I discussed the journey’s a number of my family took, including my parents, brother and myself.  In Strong Woman I talked about my great-great-grandmother Ellen…

Fanny Richardson

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 27: Independence

I have gotten a bit behind on the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge and updating my blog.  We unfortunately lost dad on the 2 July 2018 and so there have been other more pressing matters to attend to.  I am hoping in the coming weeks to catch up on 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Black Sheep

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 26: Black Sheep

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for the halfway mark is Black Sheep.  All genealogists at some point will find a black sheep in their family.  Whether it be someone who was quirky and just didn’t quite fit the family to criminals.  I have come across my fair share of black sheep in my…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Ancestral Fathers

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 24: Fathers’ Day

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge this week is Fathers’ Day to coincide with Fathers’ Day in the UK and USA.  The Australian Fathers’ Day does not occur until the first Sunday in September each year.   I decided to do something a bit different for this post and have done a representation of…

Fletcher Alderwin Brand and Gladys Gwendoline Matheson Wedding

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 23: Going to the Chapel

I have some wedding photos in my collection, however, the ancestors I know were definitely married in a chapel I don’t have photos for.  So I have decided to talk about one of the wedding photo’s in my collection.  I just realised going through my records I have never ordered their marriage certificate – I…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks So far away distances in Australia

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 22: So Far Away

This weeks 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is So Far Away.  Many people on forums and Facebook groups have been saying how vague this challenge is but I love it.  Narrowing down who to write about is the difficult one for me.  I think for me, being born in England, raised in Australia, having…