When I first read the prompt for week 8 I was at a bit of a loss as to what I would write about, then I remembered the story mum had told me about meeting and dating my dad. Mum and dad met in the autumn of 1939 when mum was 16 years old. DadContinue reading “Week 8 – Courting”
The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Landing. I haven’t been able to do much research this past week, so I thought would share a couple of photographs of Maison Saint-Gabriel, now a Cultural Heritage site. In week one I posted about my 8th great-grandmother Françoise Curè and mentioned Maison Saint-Gabriel as the placeContinue reading “Week 7 – Landing”
The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is maps. Maps can be a very useful tool for a family historian. As many of my ancestors settled in the Québec City area, I find the Cadastral map of Québec City Region 1709, very interesting. I know that my 9th great-grandfather Noël Langlois received a land grantContinue reading “Week 6 -Maps”
This week the prompt for 52 ancestors is Branching Out. One of the units I studied as part of my Diploma in Family History through the University of Tasmania was Convict Ancestry. At first, I thought I would just pick one of my husband’s five convict ancestors to research and write about, but then IContinue reading “Week 5 – Branching Out”
Remembering mum on what would have been her 99th birthday.
Curiosity is defined as having a strong desire to know or learn something. Today my curiosity leads me to wonder – Who was Margaret Robinson? Margaret Robinson The only information about Margaret Robinson prior to her death comes from the details held in the Canadian Census documents. The first mention of Margaret Robinson was onContinue reading “Week 4 – Curiosity”
The theme of 52 Ancestors this week is Favourite Photo. I have a lot of old photos that I’ve collected over the years, but one of my favourites is this photo of my parents Helen Jamieson and Carl Rines. I don’t have a lot of information about the photo, but I believe it was takenContinue reading “Week 3 – Favourite Photo”
The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Favourite Find. Over the years I have made several interesting discoveries, but this clipping that I found recently, is one of my favourites. As a Canadian Australian living in Australia, researching my Canadian ancestors can sometimes be a challenge, especially the Anglo lines. Recently my hometown newspaperContinue reading “Week 2 – Favourite Find”
Remembering my mother-in-law Leslie, on what would have been her 83rd birthday.
I recently discovered the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge hosted by Amy Johnson Crow of Generations Connection. Each week of the year a writing prompt is provided to inspire family historians to write and share stories about their ancestors. How you interpret the prompt is up to you. The prompt this week is foundations.Continue reading “Week 1 – Foundations”