My focus here is on what we experience on our family history journey.
I is for:
- Information and Investigation - at the heart of our family history activities.
- Do you Identify with, feel Involved with and are Inspired by some ancestors more than others, whilst other ancestors leave you Indifferent?
My Danson family seems to be characterised by a series of feisty females who greatly appeal to me, in particular my great grandmother Maria and my great aunt Jennie (right), the youngest child of ten and the only daughter - she had to fight her corner!
- Impasses are frustrating when we reach the provebial brick wall, and despite so many efforts I am no nearer tracing the birth certifcate for my grandmother Alice English (below), so I can find out the name of her mother. You cannot call me Impatient, as I have been on this trail for decades.
- Invention does not have a place in family history, but we can all Imagine what life must have been like. How did a family of ten in the late 19th century, living in what appears to be a small terraced house, cope with everyday tasks of heating, cooking, eating, sleeping, washing, laundering etc ?
We can often look back to past centuries and Idealize life then - but I suspect this is through rose coloured spectacles of film and TV presentations at the higher echelons of society with their grand houses and grand clothes we rather fancy wearing - and not at our Ag. Labs and Under Housemaid ancestors.
- I am regularly Impressed with the family history stories penned by fellow geneabloggers, and especially by the Images featured that have survived down the generations of ordinary families, and now contribute so much to eye-catching blog postings.
|My mother and aunt, Kathleen (right) & Edith Danson are the two little girls |
at the front of this procession at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire c. 1911.
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