52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #8 Russell Dana Laycock

I am currently participating in Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  This week the prompt was “Heirloom”.  I don’t have an heirloom that has been passed down in the family, so I have struggled to decide what to write about this week. I finally decided to write about one of the people… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #8 Russell Dana Laycock

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Where Were Your Ancestors in 1900?

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 the mission was: 1)  Where were your ancestors in the year 1900?  Make a list with their ages and location (with the street… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Where Were Your Ancestors in 1900?

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Friday Finds 23 Feb 2018

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 21/02/2018 UPDATED Missouri, Miscellaneous Records, 1805-2002 21/02/2018 UPDATED Missouri, Death… Continue reading Friday Finds 23 Feb 2018

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Friday Finds 16 Feb 2018

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 15/02/2018 UPDATED Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 15/02/2018 London,… Continue reading Friday Finds 16 Feb 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

I was originally going to write this post about a couple in my tree who were married on Valentine’s day, until I came across this article yesterday while researching the Campkin family. From The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), Tues., Feb. 12, 1963, page 23, cols 6-8 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/117618810/?terms=%22campkin%22) Pioneer Kept Valentine Promise By Helen Pearson PINE… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 9 Feb 2018

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1815-1974 07/02/2018 UPDATED Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952 07/02/2018 UPDATED… Continue reading Friday Finds 9 Feb 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

I have many favourite names, so I decided to choose my favourite name from my current research into the descendants of Isaac Campkin.  The name I chose is his daughter Francessa Campkin. My relationship to Francessa is: Francessa was born 1 October 1850 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, according to her entry in LDS Pioneer and… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds · My Heritage

Friday Finds 2 Feb 2018

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au for the this week. UPDATED U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880 31/01/2018 UPDATED Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records,… Continue reading Friday Finds 2 Feb 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young

This topic created a dilemma – who should I write about?  Should I choose an actual ancestor, or should I write about a family I am currently working on?  I decided to write about a family I am currently working on. Most of January I was researching the Whimpey family in the United States, but… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young