We’ll Meet Again

The 1st in a Series ~ Volume II Prompt: I’d Like to Meet ~*~ My first thought while considering who from my thousands of ancestors I’d like to meet was “I have to pick just one?” A seemingly impossible task for I want to meet them all. Still, for the purposes of this exercise I … More We’ll Meet Again

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: One Branch at a Time

The 52nd in a 52 Week Series Prompt: Looking Ahead ~*~ While contemplating what’s next on the genealogical journey I was reminded of how I started clambering up this ancestral tree in the first place. A chance conversation with a neighbour in September 2021. That was it. I mentioned that I’d just finished re-reading an … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: One Branch at a Time

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Keep On Keeping On

The 51st in a Series Prompt: Perseverance ~*~ Perseverance: to continue, carry on, go on, keep on, keep going, not give up, struggle on, hammer away, be persistent, be determined, see/follow something through, keep at it, show determination, press on/ahead, stay with something, not take no for an answer, be tenacious, be pertinacious, be patient, … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Keep On Keeping On

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Ancestral Thread

The 50th in a Series Prompt: Tradition ~*~ Traditions can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand they offer a thread of connection from one generation to the next that links at least a small part of the family narrative, while on the other traditions can trap us into believing there is no other … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Ancestral Thread

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Out with the Old; in with the New

The 49th in a series Prompt: New Horizons ~*~ Every time we chase a dream or pursue new personal frontiers we make a choice to embrace a new way of being that challenges what we already know of ourselves. Many of our ancestors dreamed of something better for themselves, their children, and future generations, and … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Out with the Old; in with the New

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Gateway to a New Life

The 48th in a series on my Family Tree Prompt: Overlooked ~*~ For this piece my attention was drawn to an historic place which, it appears, is mostly overlooked. Frankly, it only came to my awareness this week as I stumbled upon a ship’s passenger list that included my third great grandfather, George Sparling (1822-1884), … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Gateway to a New Life