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Offline Linnet1937

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Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« on: Monday 13 July 15 19:55 BST (UK) »
I've just started writing up about the ones I've been able to build up a big picture of and I wondered if anyone else has shone a spotlight on an ancestor that they can put a link up to?

Mine available so far for general perusal are George Goodall Dainty (1828 -1877) and Private John M'Camley (1829 - 1891) at http://shipskitty.blogspot.co.uk/

After all, a man's not dead while his name is still spoken! :)
Dainty, Bryson, Goodall, Worthington, Anderson, Cornwall, Hewlett, Casserly, Grellier, Denby

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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 July 15 20:46 BST (UK) »
Well done you,   thoroughly enjoyed that :)

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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 July 15 21:06 BST (UK) »
I must have a stack of ancestor biographies which I did in Word and printed off, with images, everything.
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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #3 on: Monday 13 July 15 22:03 BST (UK) »
I started a blog dedicated to my family research at the start of the year. A number of my blog posts are biographies of some of my more interesting direct ancestors. Here are a few of my favourite posts.

http://intertwiningbranchesfh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/a-grand-old-man.html
- My first ever blog post on my 2x Great Grandfather, Adam Storey.

http://intertwiningbranchesfh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/a-most-genial-hostess.html
- A post on my 3x Great Grandmother Margery Isabella Turnbull (Barrass) who ran a pub for a number of years.

http://intertwiningbranchesfh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barty-keith-character.html
- A post on my 4x Great Grandfather Bertram McKeith AKA Barty Keith, who was a local character.

A lot of my other blog posts are merely tidbits of things I've found on my other ancestors, or other family members.

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LESLIE, McLEAN, CARROLL, RICHMOND, GALLIGAN, DUFFY, McCOMBS, ARCHIBALD, DYKES
STOREY, METCALF, MAVIN, KNOX, RENNER, HALL, STEEL, KEITH/McKEITH, MILLS, ROBINSON, BROWN, DAVISON, WIDDRINGTON, POTTS, JOHNSON
QUINNIN, RUDD, COYLE, BARRASS, SANDERSON, TURNBULL, GLOVER, CLEMENTSON, MAUGHAN, HUNTER, HEMPSEED, BRUCE/BREWIS
HARBERTSON, TAYLOR, SHARP, ERRINGTON, RIDDLE, HINDMARCH/HYMAS


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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 July 15 22:32 BST (UK) »
Linnet, I really enjoyed that blog post,  well done. It has inspired me to put more "colour" into my own writing.
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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 July 15 22:44 BST (UK) »
I can see me being up all night now :) with these  lovely blogs

(don't tell the neighbours, they already think I am weird :) )

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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 July 15 22:54 BST (UK) »
I intend to get round to it once I've got sufficient real meat on the bones.

I'll read those above now...cheers!
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Re: Ancestor spotlight in a blog
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 14 July 15 08:25 BST (UK) »
After my father's parents died in the 1970's, my mum collected and saved 3 suitcases of photos & negatives most of which were black & white, undated, un-named, although we do know who is who in the majority. At the time they were destined for the bin, my father and his sisters didn't want them.

I've now started a closed facebook page (sorry) for the family who, 40 years later, are now showing an interest in them. I've also added snippets of newspaper & magazine articles.

So not a blog but another way of sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 14 July 15 08:45 BST (UK) »
I've started writing up some of my ancestors and brick walls in blog posts - it's by far the best way I've found of making contact with distant cousins. This post alone has led to contacts with four different people.

http://paulstainthorp.com/family-history-brick-wall-who-was-luke-ogrady/