I enjoy following the ancestral trail: the detective story element in hunting for information and corroborating it with evidence, (I do not like to be defeated), the satisfaction of finding key facts, and writing up the information in an interesting way that appeals to others. So do read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
C is for Confirmation, Cousins, Childhood, Charabancs & Cheques - A to Z Genealaogical Challengte
Ros at http://genwestuk.blogspot.com/ has come up with the idea of an A to Z genealogical challenge for the month of April. It soon got me thinking, so here are my contributions.
St. Chad's, Poulton-le-Fyle Lancashire where my Danson family were batpised, married and buried
C is for: Certificates, Censuses and Church Records - the core of all family history activity, but here are my slightly different thoughts on the challenge.
Discovering distant Cousins through the Internet, adding to the knowledge of my extended family and providing a great source of further blogging stories and photographs.
Finding out about our ancestors is so much more than names and dates and takes us down many different avenues of social history.
My mother & aunt at a Gala Day c.1912
What was their Childhood like?
My mother - all dressed up
What did our ancestors wear? Costume
What milestones marked in their lives? Christening, Co;nfirmation and Career.
Prayer book presented to my grandmother on her confirmation, 1904
How was business conducted? Cheques
A beautiful item of ephemera that has survived from
the business of my third cousins' ancestors.
How did our ancestors get around? Cart-horses, Charabancs and Cars
My third cousin astride the cart-horse from the family business of carters & coal merchants
A Charabanc trip - photograph in the collection of my great aunt Jennie
My father standing proud with his brother in front of his first car
Not forgetting Copyright - protecting our own work and that of others.