Monday, 6 October 2008

INTERESTING WEEKEND

Spent most of the weekend on the computer, not blogging! but tracing family trees both tony and i really got caught up in it all spent absolutely ages the time just flew, did not get our lunch until 3.00pm on saturday, but a very good outcome on both, got mine down to the great grandparents, found out that great grandad came to england after what we presume as being persecuted in france in the middle to late 1800s , so leads me onto finding out a little more maybe going into the french records, they also changed their surname so it was quite difficult to trace but got there in the end! it is so captivating. Tony has done remarkably better and getting his back to 1735 he has letters that were his grannys written by her brother in Kansas in 1914 which gave more details of births and more names we could then follow up. As you find some things out a whole new chapter begins ? Even got my mum involved and have told her to write everything down that she can remember so i can do more digging. A very constructive time spent together, i can recommend it for others to try i am loving it !!

4 comments:

Pete said...

we've got back to 1790 but we know the family was based in Lincolnshire much earlier

avalon said...

pete, fascinating stuff, turns out that my great nan was born in cornwall what a coincedence that turned out to be! more exploring to do!

Angie Davis said...

Gran's maiden name was Elery, making us pretty confident of Cornish ancestry. Seems, though, that the name first appeared in Norfolk around the time of the Norman Conquest, so I'm probably a French import. Boo hoo!

avalon said...

Angie, my dads side were from suffolk, so i am probably a french import as well, lol!