Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun -Your Best Find of 2016, and Research Challenge for 2017

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun.  Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.  This week’s mission was:

 1)  What was your best research achievement in 2016?  Tell us – show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You’ve earned it!

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2017?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post. 

1) My best find for 2016 would probably have been finding Digitized version of the transcript of Eleanor Blanche Tempest’s Tempest Pedigrees

I had the marriage of Henry Sell and Bridget Tempest in my tree, but I only had the information from the transcription of the Bassingbourn parish registers.  In October, I found the marriage was also recorded in the Parish Registers for Layston, Hertfordshire.  The images of these parish registers are available on FindMyPast, so I viewed their marriage entry, and found out where Bridget was from.  I was then able to find her baptism entry in London.  I then did a search of the family trees at RootsWeb WorldConnect, and found a family tree there that had the link back to the book.

This book traced the Tempest family back to Roger Tempest, who was born about 1098.

2)  I don’t have a particular research problem that I want to focus on.  I will be continuing with my Surname Saturday posts, and in preparing these posts I do further research to try and take these lines back an extra generation or more. I plan to do a genealogy do-over in 2017, starting with organizing my research better, followed by a review of the information I have, and finishing with setting up to-do lists to focus my research.   Since I am without a car at the moment, my research is limited to online resources.