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
That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!
FIBIS – Families in British India Society