You know how it is when you get so caught up in something that you forget time and you even forget to eat?
That’s been me the past couple of days.
Since deciding to get back into the family history, I have been really getting my teeth into it and loving every minute.
As it has been about 6 years since the last time that I even opened the family tree to even look at it, a lot has changed.
Consequently, I have been busy updating the tree with what I know has changed. Then I needed to check in on a couple of relative’s trees to see what they changed and update my own tree using theirs. Doing that feels a little like cheating really, but there is no point in reinventing the wheel if you don’t have to.
I have been checking two of the sites that I have already paid membership to, to see if I can follow up some leads. Some it was successful however many times I would find things only to discover that they were on Ancestry.co.uk *sigh*. So I bit the bullet this morning and subscribed for a month to see what I can research and download.
I’ve been going great guns really.
When I get tired of researching one branch of the family, I go into another branch or look further into the Garden Gnome’s family. Although I do declare his great grandfather is proving to be a bit of a challenge.
I have ascertained his birthplace (according to him) from his Marriage and Death certificates. These also list his parent’s names. The trouble I am finding is that I can find no record of his birth or his parents. I gave up and walked away from it all just after lunch. lol I took a break to do the grocery shopping and some baking. Now I am back.
One thing I have worked out is that my grandmother’s adopted grandmother has the same surname as her birth mother, so I am hoping to explore further there to find where she fitted into the family. Or I could take the easy way out and write to my grandmother’s sister and get the information that she has put together but that may take some time. 😦
I have also discovered a couple of children born out of wedlock and solved the confusion caused by two ladies with the exact same name and differing birthdates. There are certainly some stories I am managing to piece together that’s for sure.
So, I am off again to look a little further into the mystery of the great-grandfather right now before I have to take the cake from the oven and cook the dinner. It’s so time consuming but such a great deal of fun.
I’m trusting you all are having a blessed day.
Hugs to you all.