As the jet lag passes and I start to feel human again I can begin to evaluate this year's RootsTech. This year was different for me because I travelled with friends, and was helping out Family Wise Limited, who were exhibiting for the first time. As a UK based research company, there were many, many … Continue reading RootsTech Over for another year
We are halfway through day two of RootsTech, and you may wonder why I'm choosing to post now, rather than wait until the end of the day, after classes have been attended and the dust from running around the Expo Hall like a crazed super-hero wannabe has settled. The Key Note this morning was again … Continue reading Validation of Self, from Self
RootsTech is always something to look forward to, and quite frankly, I've been looking forward to it since RootsTech 2017 finished! This year I've travelled with Kirsty Gray, Sylvia Valentine and Dominic Murray, which has been fabulous. We've been #FWLonTour if you want to have a look at our fun and games in the lead … Continue reading RootsTech 2018 – It’s here
This week has been a little bit manic for me, and as such I’m a little late in posting, so I hope you’ll forgive me. The prompt this week, ‘Who would you invite to dinner?’ is a bit of a strange one for me to get my head around. Not one individual ancestor stood out; … Continue reading #52Ancestors – Dinner Invitation
This week’s topic is longevity and follows on nicely from last week’s Favourite Picture post as it involves the same family. More specifically, my great-grandmother; Mary Ellen Parry. She was the oldest person I knew. When I was little, my nan and taid (that’s granddad for you non-Welsh folk) would take my brother and I … Continue reading #52Ancestors; What do you know?
The second week of #52Ancestors has us sharing our favourite photos. This is a toughie for me, as I don't really have one favourite photo. However, there was one photo that immediately sprung to mind, and that was this one: This picture was taken about 1923 and shows one family - The Parrys. My great-grandmother, … Continue reading My Favourite Photo
This year, in an effort to blog more, I have decided to take part in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, which is run by Amy Johnson Crow. You can read more about it over on her website. The first week the prompt is 'Start'. In 2006 I broke my wrist whilst at the gym (and … Continue reading How it all began …