WOW, has been a VERY long time since it last posted a blog. Where to start?, has been quite a busy year. Lots of things have been happening & I’ve hardly done any blogging this year. (Yikes)
Firstly I note it’ll be 3 years on Fri (15th Dec 2014) since I started Ancestry Adventures.
HAPPY 3rd Birthday Ancestry Adventures
On the subject of birthdays, it was a big “mile stone” one for me this year, it was my 40th in July. We (Mum, sister & myself) went to the Hawk Conservancy in Andover. Agh, it was soo hot, but other than that it was awesome fun & we really enjoyed the day. We saw a couple of flying displays as well holding a Harris Hawk
In my first blog of the year, I mentioned I was doing a Pharos Course this was an “Intro to One-Name Studies” I’ve done 3 other courses since (all in the first half of the year), all really interesting, gives you more ideas for your own research or Name/Place study.
Am looking forward to next years bundle of courses, subjects ranging from 20th Century Local Community, British Isles Migration, Wills and Admin, Archive Research, Employment, Sickness & Death, Nonconformity, The National Archives, Workhouses & the the Poor and lastly One-Place Studies.
Surname Studies Progress
Well, sadly not much progress made right now, this is manly due to dealing with issues I had no control over in, for the much of the year. But things have got much better, so have pretty much started the Surname Studies from scratch. My study names being “Merriman” & “Whitnall” including variants
Also, in the last couple of months I started Archives for my Study Names, is only a few things right now, all archives have to start somewhere. Some of the items I got were prints. Two of the prints are ‘Merriman’ related, the other is ‘Whitnall’
One of the ‘Merriman’ prints is framed & is by a chap called ‘Peter St Clare Merriman’ the other (an unframed Antique Print 1888) is of a chap called James Merriman who was an Australian Ship Owner.
The ‘Whitnall’ Print (also unframed) is of a chap called ‘Edward Wetenhall’ more about Edward here on Wikipedia
Has been a huge revamp of my Family History Library since I posted about it last year
About 2 weeks ago, I finally got round to replacing the bookcase I got last year (not enough shelves), as I got a couple of (new to me) bookcases from Emmaus, the 2nd one is smaller width wise.
So it was quite a hectic few days before & after getting the bookcases. Involved moving stuff out of my bedroom into the living room, rearranging bedroom furniture. I rearranged furniture so to make better use of space. I even have space for another bookcase, well at least a narrow one!!!
DNA News & sales
Got my Dad’s ‘Big Y’ test process going (on FT-DNA), will hopefully get the results in Feb 2018. Also got my Dad a LivingDNA kit (a 3in1 test, more about that here), just need to either go visit or him visit me. Got myself a stock of Ancestry DNA kits, for future DNA testers.
That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!