Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week!

A while back my dad gave me some ancestry papers that he got from his parents. I started looking through some of them and came across info pertaining to my grandmother, great grandparents, great great grandparents and great great great grandparents.

I found out that my great great and great great great grandparents were from different parts of England. 


A few of the places in England they came from was Pewsey, Redlynch Wiltshire and Wales. I enlarged one of the entries in case you couldn't see the other picture. 

I never know what my dad is going to find and give to me. It's always a surprise. So I called him and told him what I found. He says to me, "You know what that means, right?" I said No, what? He says, "We need to drink more tea!" LOL I told him I'm was drinking a cup of tea right then and he thought it was so darn funny. Then he told me that his dad's great great grandparents were from Scotland but he doesn't have their ancestry written down anywhere. So I learned an interesting bit of information today.

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  1. I recently got a lead on my paternal grandmother's ancestry. Most of hers led straight back to England as well. One of them was a guy who died against Oliver Cromwell's forces

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    1. That's very cool. It's interesting to get a bit of information.

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  2. Isn't it so interesting? I've been on the family search site and discovered many ancestors from Switzerland. Had no idea.

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    1. That's a very cool discovery.

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  3. Now you can start saying wanker and bugger off with your tea.

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    1. LOL I better not tell my dad that. He'd be calling everyone a wanker.

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  4. Oooh Wales! That's so cool! I wanted to do the DNA version of this for my kid, just wondering what it'll say

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    1. That would be cool. I think it's a great idea.

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  5. lol @ drink more tea

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  6. This is pretty cool. I've considered doing ancestry tests before, but haven't. I have a deep suspicion that I don't want to know the results.

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    1. Really? You might find out that you have ancestors from a place you've always wanted to travel to though.

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  7. That is pretty cool. Guess you will be sending your Dad a tin of Earl Grey for Christmas :)

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  8. I love it! My family is pretty connected on family history, so I've got pedigree charts going all the way back to the 1200's for most of the lines. My favorite parts are the journals though--from all my greats and beyond. My grandmother is wonderful about gathering everything she can and gifting copies to each of the family members.

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    1. This is one resource we use extensively for gathering more info on ancestors, if you're interested: https://familysearch.org/

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    2. Thanks, I'll have to look at that site.

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  9. I know my relatives have done all of my genealogy, I need to get my charts.

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    1. Yes, it's interesting to see.

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  10. It's always interesting to learn bits of info like that!

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  11. Always interesting to see where you came from. My dad traced our family tree back to the 1800s and it was fascinating! Hope your dad finds more goodies to share with you!

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    1. It is interesting. Thanks, I hope so too.

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  12. I never thought of tracing my ancestry. This is definitely food for thought.

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    1. It's interesting to find things like this.

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  13. OMG! Redlynch is the village next to where I live! Literally less than 5 min from my house, lol.

    However, Llanglediven is Wales, not England. 😉

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    1. Oops, just notice you mentioned Wales as well! 😖 Sorry, it's late and it's been a long day, lol.

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    2. That's so cool! lol I did mention Wales but I'm not really sure where all of these places are. lol

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  14. Wow, this is brilliant Mary.

    I'm just enjoying a late evening cup of tea, in my part of the UK!

    All the best Jan

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  15. We don't all drink tea. The same as all Americans don't eat cheeseburgers.

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    1. lol My dad knows I love tea so he was making a funny. I do love cheeseburgers though.

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  16. My Dad has a detailed list of our family tree and I’m so happy he did. I can see why this is your favorite picture! It’s super special Mary. Thank you for sharing. I love tea too lol

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    1. Oh that's great. I love finding out things about my family.

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  17. My brother and I started working on looking into our family. It's was so interesting.

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  18. That's really cool Mary. Unfortunately, we don't have any of our family tree written down. Hope you discover many more fun facts! ~Aleen

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  19. Cool ancestry stuff. My cousins did some real ancestry work and found out that we have an a great great great grandfather who was a guard for Napoleon's army.

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  20. That's so cool. I love ancestry stuff like this

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  21. LOL yall are so silly. Love it. That's pretty cool you found that!

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    1. lol Thanks. My dad is a hoot. Crazy as a drunk frog, but a hoot.

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  22. I know my relatives have done all of my genealogy, I need to get my charts.


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  23. That's interesting to know your ancestors came from England. That's neat your dad found that.

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    1. It's neat to see what my dad has boxed up.

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