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Family Tree Adventures part 2

Hello there,

Its been quite an exciting (& very hot) 4-5 days

Not really sure when it was now, (think maybe Friday 29th) I happened to come across some info in a couple of other Ancestry family trees. I made conact with the tree owners, asking where they got the info from. To which one of the tree owners replied saying from FIBIS

So doing a few searches on FIBIS, some just a surname, others with first name or initial & surname (“de Souza”, “Vida”, “Parrott”, “Phililp de Souza”, “John de Souza”, “N Vida” etc)

I had a few totally AWESOME & “MAJOR” finds (aaahhhh squweeeeeee lol). I had other awesome finds too, but mainly just confirming what I had in the tree anyway.

One of my major finds was finding the link between Rose (aka Rosalie Matilda) & her father Philip. I only had an obituary of Philip’s wife from a cousin, who got it from another cousin. (The obituary come with some family tree sheets, much of which I had already, but some I didn’t.)

John & Rose Terry had a son born at her father’s home, her father being (wait for it) ………………………… Philip de Souza. This in turn tied in perfectly with the obituary. (MAJOR HAPPY DANCE)

Found John & Rose’s Marriage just today. AGH soo hard to stop when you’re on a roll, but I must. Need to get stuff sorted (before it gets too hot again) for some offline family adventures I’m doing this week.

Another was finding the surname of William Fitzallan Parrott’s mother Mary Ann Elizabeth. The marriage of William’s parents, Robert Parrott & Mary Ann Elizabeth Mason, so with this new information I at last was able to fill in a few blanks in the family tree.

A little tidbit here, discovering Mary’s surname, made me groan a bit “aghhhhh, doh!” as William’s brother was called Robert James Mason Parrott

Dorothe Verna Terry's tree

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


FIBIS – Families in British India Society


Family Tree Adventures part 1

Hello there,

Its been quite an exciting (& very hot) 4-5 days

I finally got round to doing some “Tognoli” digging.

Using the link I had bookmarked about 3-4 months ago Pavia, Lombardy, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1866-1937 I whittled down to the records I wanted (they’re a browse only set of records)

Province – Pavia
Locality – Villanterio
Record Type – Indice Annuale Nascite

I looked though the images year by year (1867 to 1885), downloading any records with the “Tognoli” name on. Found eight others with the name & who could be siblings to Giuseppe Pietro Tognoli (aka Joseph Peter Tognoli).

Then today with the help of one of my Facebook Genealogy groups, Italian Genealogy I managed to hunt out the Familysearch records I wanted, (even if it did take practically all day) Was really hard, I just couldn’t understand why I managed to find two of the possible siblings for Joseph in one of the record sets but not the other.

Was on the verge of “ripping my hair out” & giving up, but I didn’t, I HAD to find them (determined face), By the time I managed to find them, it was 6:30pm, so was a very successful day.

Here’s Joseph Peter’s (or should say Giuseppe Pietro) birth record

1877 - Giuseppe Pietro (Registro No 42)

(Its in Italian, have asked a facebook buddy in one of my Genealogy groups Guild of One-Name Studies to translate it for me)

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

Wish list for 2017

Hello there,

I thought I would join in with Little Bytes of Life‘s December Genealogy Blog Party.

Lets have a look back at my 2014 Wish list

My wish list was
– Another Bookcase, my current one is more than a bit full!
– Bigger filing cabinet, the one I have at them moment is quite small
– I want to gradually fill gaps in my Family History magazines
– Is good number of books on my list, such as ‘Tracing Your …… Ancestors’ of the Pen & Sword Series

Did I manage to tick any of my wish list off? …. I would say mostly yes!

I got a couple of little bookcases for the majority of my books I had all over the floor.

I got another filing cabinet, (which is mostly all my political & activist stuff, which I had in boxes)

I have filled a few gaps in my Family History magazines, but there are still quite a few gaps.

I’ve added a good number of books to my library, including books from Pen & Sword.


So now lets have a look at my 2017 Wish List.

I wish to
– Make several trips/visits to the British Library, for my India line
– Get yet another bookcase or 2, (for my ever growing library).
– Add to my collection of Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates.
– Identify useful Record Offices & go visit if I can. (Though ALL Record Offices are useful).

– Search for Ancestor Grave Sites & go visit if I can.
– Connect with even more cousins & distant cousins.
– Find & DNA test more family members
– Really go though my tree, transcribing documents into it more. (Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates, Censuses, Military, Wills & Probate etc).

Do YOU the reader have any suggestions for me to add to my wish list?

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

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