Tag Archives: Personal Genealogy

Loose Ends…..

I have a note book. Just a small one, pocket size. Nothing especially pretty, a simple black notebook with a red spine.  The contents are simple; much like the book. It is a list of my genealogical loose ends and … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet: Week 7 and the days of the old school yard.

Do you remember having school photographs taken about yearly? I do and still have my photographs that were taken of the whole school year. I remember watching Mum writing the Christmas cards to my Aunts and enclosing one of the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet Week 6: School administration records

A few years ago I was researching a suburb of Guildford called Merrow. The area is situated on the outskirts of Guildford and was the home to some of my Elstone ancestors.  The records centre was then based at Guildford … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 50 – Holiday Gifts

Week 50 – Holiday Gifts – Describe any memorable gifts.  Challenge is open from Saturday 10th December until Friday 16th December 2011 When I was a child a special treat was to hold, but not play with a bridesmaid doll … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 47 – Fall

Week 47. Fall. What was fall like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc. Challenge open from Saturday 19th November until Friday 25th November 2011 Autumn, as … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 43 – Worse subject in School

Week 43. Worse School Subject. What was your worst or least favorite subject in school and why? This challenge runs from Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 through Friday, October 28, 2011. As I approached age 14, Mum was invited to the … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 42 – Favourite School Subject

Week 42. Favorite School Subject. What was your favorite subject in school and why? Was it also your best subject? This challenge runs from Saturday, October 15, 2011 through Friday, October 21, 2011. The subjects we often excel at are usually … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 34 – Smells

Week 34: Smells. Describe any smells that take you back to childhood. These could be from meals, fragrant gardens, musty basements, or something entirely different. This challenge runs from Saturday, August 20, 2011 through Friday, August 26, 2011. This is a late … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 37 – Earliest Memory

Week 37: Earliest Memory. What is your earliest memory? I think my earliest memories are from when I was about 3 years old.  I remember holding my grandfather’s hand and we were in a florists. I was allowed to pick a … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 35 – Weddings

Week 35: Weddings. Tell us about your wedding. You may also talk about your future wedding, the wedding of a relative or shape this question to fit your own life experience. This challenge runs from Saturday, August 27, 2011 through Friday, … Continue reading

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