Tag Archives: Family History Writing Challenge 2011

Family History Writing Challenge – Day 18

There is so much we inherit from our ancestors. One thing I find curious is just what we develop as being part of a family group compared to what is genetically passed down. I recently wrote to someone about age … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 17

In my kitchen breakfast room we have a triple display unit. The photograph shown here shows the centre section of it. This display unit is the home to an assortment of things. Things we have gathered together as a result … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 16

Following on from the Ellis post, was it yesterday? I was inspired because of two things. I dusted the photo of Caroline Ellis in the lounge and thought that I should look at the Ellis family for day 16 and … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 15

I have always thought that my Ellis families from Puttenham and Elstead were connected. When I initially embarked upon trying to untangle the Ellis I shared my thoughts with Ivy Sheffield, who was my Grandfather’s first cousin. Ivy was then … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 14

When the majority of our ancestors married did they do so for love? Divorce was time consuming and expensive and restricted to those who could afford it. We all like to think that our ancestors married for love.Think all the … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 13

I have in my study a set of notebooks, they are not anything special to look at, simply notebooks for jotting down the incidentals of life. To me these note books hold the key to my ancestry because they are … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 12

Serendipity is defined by the dictionary as a noun an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident good fortune; luck Is that a good description of ancestry, and in particular mine? Given some of the discoveries I have made. I … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 11

I mentioned a few days ago that I have some surnames repeating themselves in my ancestry and the families do not always tie up together. I was told by my Grandmother, that Uncle Alf married Rose Butcher and lived with … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 10

Having established that my Great Great Grandparents James Elstone and his wife Mary nee Denyer moved their family of 9 children from Bramshott to Merrow, Guildford I wondered why? According to the 1881 Census for Merrow James Denyer was a … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 9

I am very proud of my heritage, from the Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex borders. I have no idea why, but when we travel back to my old stomping ground from Devon I always feel that I am home. Over the … Continue reading

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