The 3rd in a Series ~ Volume II Prompt: Out of Place ~*~ The challenge with focusing on one side of the family tree is that the same names keep coming up. This is due in part to the many broken branches we’re continuously working to repair. The Scottish/northern England ancestors are proving most elusive, … More Laundry Day on the GNRP
The 2nd in a Series … Volume II Prompt: Favourite Photo ~*~ Playing favourites is not really my style. I prefer different things for different reasons. When it comes to the old family photos I love them all simply because they exist and offer a snapshot in time I wouldn’t know otherwise. While sifting through … More Henry Belton’s New House
The 24th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Broken Branch In 1986 I inherited a 100-year-old black leather railroad bag from my maternal grandfather, Stanley Lewis McDonall. It was filled with old family documents, including letters and photographs and handwritten historical accounts, and as I reviewed them it was like discovering a part … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Somewhere Out There
The 12th in a series of posts about my family treeInspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Joined Together It was the beginning of a 60-year love match when, in June 1870, 24-year-old Henry Belton (1846-1931) of London, Ontario, wed his sweetheart, Mary-Jane Crouse (1850-1932), the 20-year-old daughter of William D. … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Love Match
The fifth in a series of posts about my family tree.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Branching Out ~*~ Within every family there’s something beyond blood that binds them ~ you know, things that “run in the family.” For good or ill it could be a particular political view; the … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Augustine Clement ~ Inheriting a Creative Spirit
The third in a series of posts about my family tree.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Favourite Photo Naming favourites is a challenge for me. As a photographer, choosing any one of my creations over another is difficult for each tells its own story. I favour different images for different … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: What’s in a Photo?
The first in a series of posts about my family tree, and my part in it.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt Week One: Foundations ~*~ Every journey begins somewhere, and so it is with the climbing of the family tree. My interest in family history began early with my Scottish … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Beginnings