I am enjoying participating in this series from Aona at ttpw.gouldgeneogy.com/2012/05/take-the-family-history-through-the-alphabet-clle
T is for:
I perhaps was slow to realise this, but I have discovered that blogging gives me a mavellous opportunity to pay Tribute to my ancestors through profiles of my great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe, to my great uncle George Danson who was killed in the First World War, a week after his 22nd birthday, to my grandfather William Danson who won the Military Medal at Givency on the Somme, to my feisty Great Aunt Jennie, to the war time experiences of my father John Weston, to my uncle Harry Danson (right) who was evacuated at Dunkirk, to the talents of my mother and aunt - Kathleen and Edith Danson. I am proud to have done this.
Treasures of the Family
|One of the many World War One postcards |
sent back from Flanders
by my grandfather William Danson
to his family back home.
Telegrams. We perhaps associate telegrams from the past with dreadful news from war fronts. Here, however, I was lucky to find, after my parents' deaths, these happy momentoes from their wedding in 1938 and the time when they were separated through war in 1940.
|Wedding telegram sent on the occasion of my parent's marriage in 1938|
|Sent by my father to my mother January 1940 |
when he was with the MInsitry of Defence in London
Travel is a sideline on family history whether we go exploring in the footseps of our ancestors or discover how our ancestors got about.
|Winter transport in Earlston, Berwickshire |
From the postcard collection of the Heritage Hub, Hawick
|A charabanc outing - from my Great Aunt Jenny's collection|
I have so much to be Thankful for in my family history activities.
So to summarise - Family History is Terrific sometimes Tantilizing, sometimes Thrilling, often Theraapeutic, and I have no intention of Terminating my interest.