The Ancestors’ Geneameme challenge from Geniaus

Geniaus has set us another challenge with The Ancestors’ Geneameme. This is my response to the challenge. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) Things you haven’t done or found and don’t … More The Ancestors’ Geneameme challenge from Geniaus

Honouring female McCorkindale and Sim ancestors

This photograph includes two of my direct female ancestors: Catherine (Kit) McCorkindale is the young girl on the left and her mother is Annie Sim McCorkindale. The photo will have been taken in Glasgow circa 1895. Annie Sim came from the parish of Bothkennar in Stirlingshire where her family had lived for centuries. She died in … More Honouring female McCorkindale and Sim ancestors

A family word cloud

Inspired by a post by Aillin at Australian Genealogy Journeys I had to give this a go, using Wordle to produce a cloud of my families’ names and places. Haven’t figured out how to deal with double-word places eg Charters Towers but it was fun. And another of just my family names: And some places from my husband’s … More A family word cloud

Digital Daze

Every now & then the astonishing changes in family history research hits me like a lightning bolt. We have come to take so much for granted, even those of us who started in the pre-digital era, yes sounds like the age of dinosaurs I know! This evening thanks to a tip from Chris Paton’s blog, … More Digital Daze

Introducing my family

This is an introduction to my family history interests: Names: Kunkel, O’Brien, Partridge, Kent, Gavin, McCorkindale, Sim, McSherry, McSharry, Sherry, Melvin, Cass
Places: Dorfprozelten, Bavaria; Broadford, County Clare; Coleford, Gloucestershire; Sandon, Hertfordshire; Ballymore Eustace, Kildare; Davidstown, Wicklow; Loch Awe and Ardkinglas, Argyll; Tullamore, Offaly; Gorey, Wexford; Glasgow, Lanarkshire; Leith, Midlothian; … More Introducing my family