I coined the expression Imaginative Ancestry a couple of years ago as I sought to understand better the lives of my ancestors and the environment in which they lived. It means creating a picture in your mind’s eye of the… Read More ›
How memories contribute to identity
Memories from a visit to the Blists Hill outdoor museum plus feelings of identity standing in a Cumbrian field have awakened even more intense memories that I am sure have a lot to do with my past 6 months family… Read More ›
Three “cast iron” events that defined my immediate ancestors lives … and mine!
Between 1855 and the end of that century a number of significant events occurred that impacted on the lives of my ancestors, and directly on my own life too. They placed our lives within a context, a history of the… Read More ›
#52Ancestors: Do all Americans “love” Cornish pasties too?
Rest assured this IS an ancestry post, #52ancestors:love, related to my Cornish ancestors! But I begin with a question ….. what is England’s favourite dish or food? Well, depending on how the question is worded, what year the question is… Read More ›
#52Ancestors: My “first” ancestor knew his onions!
Having put a stop to my manic and unstructured efforts at genealogy, creating a rather narrow family tree disappearing into the mists of time, I have now settled down to more thoroughly research each ancestor. Apart from my parents, both… Read More ›
#52ancestors: A surprise in my family tree!
As a newcomer to genealogy and researching my family history, each and every day something new is revealed ranging from being able to go back another generation through to associated historical events at the time the specific ancestor lived. In… Read More ›
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