Tag Archives: Family History Writing Challenge 2011

Family History Writing Challenge – Reflections on the 2011 Challenge

I did take the 28 days pledge, the one that made last February the month for the Family History Writing Challenge. When I wrote the introductory post I talked about a set of notebooks that I had written over the … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 27

Sometimes I can simply be overwhelmed with research. Which line do I pursue next? How do I focus on the line in hand rather than be distracted by a different line? Often I receive an email or a document which … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 26

Just what does all this genealogy mean? Over the last 25 days or so I have written about various lines of my ancestry. Along that writing journey I have pondered upon other considerations and questions and like with all genealogy … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 25

Every now and again when researching our family history we encounter unusual surnames. Names that intrigue, us and make us wonder just where the name came from or perhaps are their others with this surname? I have at least two … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 24

Even though I am not sure what the catalyst was for my starting to research my family history, the catalyst for my undertaking a One Place Study was seeing my Great Grandmother’s name on the 1881 Census. I remember being … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 23

Genealogy is like travelling along a country road, following the twists and turns of the road, with those taking the journey unsure of just where they will end up. There can be some real surprises, some curiosities and as always … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 22

I can’t quite remember how I got onto the next trail; I may at some point remember and I may not! John Butcher’s wife stated that she was born in Artington. Now, I went back to the 1851 Census for … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 21

It was in the early 1990s when I noticed that I had a lump in my throat. I was still in Australia and only had a few weeks before I flew home, via Singapore and The Tioman Islands. I resolved … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 20

I was able to work forward on the Butcher family with relative ease. I still did not know the surname of his wife, a fact which frustrated me no end. I knew an approximate year, based upon the birth of … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 19

My several times Great Grandparents were John Butcher born 1795 and Mary his wife born circa 1799. What has always fascinated me is that for a very long time I could not find John’s birth record, all I had was … Continue reading

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