52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #12 William John Reeves

I already had the death and marriage certificates for William. His death certificate showed he died 4 September 1888 at Narrigal in the District of Talbot and Amherst in the Colony of Victoria, and he was buried 7 September 1888 at the Majorca Cemetery[1]. His marriage certificate showed he married Mary Gill on 3 August… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #12 William John Reeves

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52 Ancestors #46 Selina Lavinia Reeves

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme.  This week the topic is “Changes”. Highlight an ancestor that went through many changes or that you had to change your research strategies to find.… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #46 Selina Lavinia Reeves

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52 Ancestors #40 Mary Reeves

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme.  This week, the theme is October: What ancestor has a birthday or anniversary in October? The ancestor I have chosen is my great grandmother Mary Reeves.  Mary… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #40 Mary Reeves

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52 Ancestors (2014) #49 William Reeves

For a long time all I knew about William was his name, and his occupation, which was listed on his son's marriage certificate as labourer.  This marriage certificate also showed that his son, William John Reeves, had been born in Plymouth, Devonshire, England, but I hadn’t been able to find any further information about the family in… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #49 William Reeves

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52 Ancestors (2014) #45 Mary Gill

This week, I have chosen as my ancestor my gg grandmother Mary Gill.  Based on her marriage and death certificates, Mary was born in 1829 in Cumberland, England and her parents were William Gill and Mary Scott.  There is an entry on the International Genealogical Index that seems to match – Mary Gill, christened 1… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #45 Mary Gill

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52 Ancestors (2014) #36 William John Reeves

This week I have decided that my ancestor will be my gg grandfather William John Reeves.  One of the first certificate I obtained after starting my family history was the marriage certificate of William Reeves and Mary Gill. This certificate showed that William and Mary were married on the 3 August 1858 at Amherst, Victoria,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #36 William John Reeves