My focus here is on what we experience on our family history journey - E words proved to be very prolific.
E is for:
|Alice Mason, nee Rawcliffe with her husband |
and 3 of her 11 children.
Examining Records: The fascination and pleasure in touching documents written over a century ago that relate to my ancestor's life.
|Roxburghshire Militia List of 1797|
Courtesy of Heritage Hub, Hawick -
|Maria with her only daughter Jennie |
and granddaughter Annie Maria
Expressions of sympathy and regard are made through Epitaphs and these can often be moving or witty. Ones relating to my family are not particularly striking, but the poetic style of this tribute appealed to me. Young Alice Cookson, another Danson descendant, died 9 May 1815 aged 22, with her gravetone recording the touching thought: "She lived respected and died lamented"
Excursions into Local and Social History - The possibilities are endless. for adding colour to a family story.............,,,,,
Expense: I have read comments in family history magazines about the expense of the hobby. I have been lucky in that I have not had to spend much on obtaining BMD certificates. I can appreciate that people are on a tight budget, but it can be a question of being very focussed in accessing paid internet sites - being sure you have done the background work through other means and especially that you have found the "correct" person - admittedly not easy if you are researching a popular name. But it is worth remembering so many leisure activities come at some cost, whether it be sport, music, art and crafts, collecting etc.
And finally after all of this - Exhaustion!