Ancestry Adventures

Archive for the month “December, 2014”

Blog Downtime

Hello there,

Is going to be light on the blogging this week, doing the “New Year” thing, should be back to more regular posting from Mon 5th Jan 2015

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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Census Sunday

Hello there,

The Census I’m highlighting today is the 1851 Census England, on my 2nd Great Grandfather, his parents & sister.

Had a heap of trouble even finding him in the Ancestry Census, you’ll see why

Henry

Was only able to find the 1851 Census through Find my Past

Here is the 1851 Census England, and you’ll see the surname is CLEARLY ‘Snell’

Henry 1851 Census

How can ‘Snell’ be transcribed as ‘Suck’?, was the transcriber drunk or something?

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Historic Events

Hello there,

Todays topic is ‘Historic Events

What things, people, disasters etc do YOU remember, can also be things that have happen in your lifetime.

Things I remember

1990s
– Poll Tax Riots (London) .. I only really remember going on demos with my Mother
– Nelson Mandela released
– End of Apartheid in South Africa
– Dolly the Cloned sheep
– Harry Potter Books
– Scottish Parliament

2000s
– Iraq War
– Saddam Hussein toppled from power

2010s
– Wikileaks
– Occupy movement
– News International phone hacking scandal
– Madeleine McCann (Disappearance of)
– Osama Bin Laden
– Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Disasters/Massacres
– 9/11 World Trade Centre
– 7/7 London bombings
– Dumblane Shootings
– Lockerbie bombing (Scotland)

Industrial Disasters
– BP Oil Spill
– Fukushima

Natural Disasters
– Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004)
– Hurricane Katrina
– Hurricane Sandy
– Haiti earthquake

Diseases
– Mad cow
– Bird flu
– Swine flu
– Ebola

Killer/s
– Fred & Rose West
– Harold Shipman
– Ian Huntley, Soham Murders

Murders
– Jill Dando
– James Bulger
– Damilola Taylor
– Milly Dowler
– Hannah Foster
– Sarah Payne

People who have died
– Tony Benn
– Nelson Mandela
– Princess Diana
– Queen Mother
– Margaret Thatcher (1st Woman PM in UK)
– Muammar Gaddafi

– Michael Jackson
– Bob Hoskins
– Robin Williams
– Patrick Swayze
– Rik Mayall

This’ll be an add to when I think of more!

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Friday Funny

Hello there,

Found this as I was sorting out a bundle of magazine articles and thought this rather fitting.

A - Z of St Cath House

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Xmas 2014

Hello there,

Not alot to say today but

Xmas Pic

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Xmas Wordy

Hello there,

This is for both the Talented Tuesday and Wordy Wednesday blog prompts, oh this is also from Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

I did two trees, one for my Mums side and the other my Dads side. I had great fun puting the trees together.

My Mothers side
Xmas Wordy Mum

My Dads side (Well lines 2 to 11, I know are from my Dads side)
Xmas Wordy Dad

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

To do lists

Hello there,

I don’t wont my blog to get too boring, constantly just doing the blog prompts, so going to break it up a bit, with other topics.

Today’s topic is ‘To do lists’ 

Do you have To do list?, What sort of list/s do you have? Do you have more than one? What do you have on your list or lists? Anything else you care to add about this topic?

My ‘General’ To do list
– Finish looking over the ‘Genea-Musings blog archive, picking out posts I want to look at.
– Have a look though the Blogroll on ‘GeneaBloggers’
– Look though my computer files & folders for some post ideas. (other blogs are useful too)

My ‘Sort of Research’ To do list
– Have a sort out of my ‘Family History Questions’ computer folder
– Sort out & organise my piles of magazine articles
– Go though the other blog I have and pickout a number of the posts I want to print out (My other blog is more Political & Activsm blogging)

My after New Year To do list
– Invest in some acid-free family history ‘stuff’ (folders, file pockets etc)
– Go though my ‘Family Tree docs’ computer folder and print a bunch of those out.
– Print out the posts I’ve pickout from my other blog and add them to my “me’ folder.
– Keep pestering my parents to dig out the photos, family documents & papers etc.

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Mystery Monday

Hello there,

For todays Blog Prompt it is ‘Mystery Monday’

Mystery Monday is where you can post about mystery ancestors or mystery records – anything in your genealogy and family history research which is currently unsolved. This is a great way to get your fellow genealogy bloggers to lend their eyes to what you’ve found so far and possibly help solve the mystery.

So on with my ‘Mystery Monday Brickwall’ is on my paternal grandmother’s father Joesph Peter Tognoli, also called Giuseppe Pietro Tognoli.

For quite a while I had thought his parents were a Angelo Tognoli & Katalin Badics..

But now since I finally went ahead and ordered the marriage cert of Giuseppe Pietro Tognoli & Florence Snell, not knowing if it was the right marriage or not. Once I received the cert in the post, I was pleased to find it was the right one.

Joseph Tognoli & Florence Snell - 1909

In looking at Joesph’s father I found that his father was Luigi Tognoli, not Angelo Tognoli & Katalin Badics who were the parents I originally thought.

So quite a frusting puzzle, as well as questions.

– Where do I go from here?
– How do I try to find his parents?
– Do I try to find the witnesses?

Please help! (but bear in mind not everyone can get to archives etc)

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Census Sunday

Hello there,

For todays Blog Prompt we’ll be looking at the Census.

The Census I’m highlighting for ‘Census Sunday’ is the 1911 Census England

I think for me the 1911 Census data set is a favourite, the way Ancestry has done this data set, is more interactive. you can scroll up & down or from side to side and you still get to see who and what you’re looking at.

Here is what I mean, the top section is before I scrolled and the bottom is after.
Baldwin 1911 Census

I’ve also picked out just a few of the more ‘unusual’ occupations in 1911 Census within my tree.

The above image is also an example of some ‘unusual’ occupations. Joseph Baldwin is working as a Woodman and his relationship to me is 2nd great grand uncle. Joseph’s son Frank is working as a Gamekeeper, relationship to me is 1st cousin 3x removed

Heres a couple more

William Alfred Worland is working in the Leather Trade as a bag maker. William Alfred Worland’s relationship to me is 1st cousin 3x removed

1911 England Census 7

William Waterman is working as a Letter Press Printer. William Waterman’s relationship to me is 2nd great grand uncle

1911 England Census 8

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Surname Saturday

Hello there,

For todays ‘Blog Prompt’ we’ll be looking at the Surname Snell , in particular, my paternal 2nd Great Grandfather. Quite a tangled web he is, but also rather an interesting person. This is a little snippet from Anna Dumitriu who is a Henry’s Gt. Granddaughter.

Henry James Snell 1842-1927. A renowned stained glass and ceramic painter (with studios in London and Brighton), a playwright and a songwriter (and father of seventeen children by three different women). Five of his books of plays, poems and enamel painting techniques can be found in the British Library rare books collection and he was known to have painted over three thousand stained glass windows.  Here’s a link to Anna’s Blog

Well was trying to write a little bit about Henry James Snell, but found it harder then it looked, so here you go, a screen shot of his profile within my tree on Ancestry.

Henry James Snell

Snell Name Meaning This interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is derived from a nickname for a brisk or active person, from the Middle English (1200 – 1500) “snell”, quick, lively, in part representing a survival of the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name “Snell”, similar to the Old Norse “Snjallr”. Surname Database

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That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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Edit 21 Dec 2014

Anna Dumitriu is my 2nd cousin 1x removed.

Also I’ve only realised I hadn’t included my link to Henry James Snell

– Henry James Snell & Sarah Ann Harwood, their daughter was Florence Snell
– Florence married Joesph Peter Tognoli, who had Savina Evelyn Tognoli.
– Savina Evelyn Tognoli is my paternal grandmother

Oh, regarding Sarah Ann Harwood & Henry James Snell, the marriage has not been proven as yet, there may not have even been a marriage. But I have found the marriage for Sarah Jessie.

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