I took part in two A-Z Challenges last year on the family history theme and found it stimulating and fun to come up with topics for each letter.
Rather than repeat myself, I am focusing this time on A Sense of Place - a vital element in developing a family history story through our knowledge and understanding of where and how our ancestors lived.
So I will be
- Featuring places connected with my own family history
- Highlighting places with happy memories that are part of my own life.
- Shining the spotlight on place names that appeal.
By chance this week I found out that the study of place names is called "Toponymy" , so become a "Toponymist" and find out more on a journey from Auchenshuggle to Zetland.
It will certainly be a challenge to keep up with the pace of a letter a day, but watch this space.
The Journey Starts on April 1st
The carpet of crocuses at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire where my Danson ancestors were baptised, married and buried, from John Danson christened there in 1736 to my own christening over 210 years later.
Photograph taken by my uncle Harry Rawcliffe Danson.