Month: May 2020

52 Ancestors : Week # 22 – Uncertain

A while back, Week # 6 to be exact, in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge I wrote about the Ackroyd Family for the writing prompt “Same Name“. This week’s post is a (muddled up and somewhat confusing) continuation from that week. There are still parts about the life of my husband’s Great-Grandmother, Helena Ackroyd that…

52 Ancestors : Week # 21 – Tombstone

This week’s writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor challenge is TOMBSTONE. I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the years searching for tombstones since I became interested in Genealogy. That process kind of comes with the territory when you are researching your dead ancestors. So it’s not a surprise that I came across…

52 Ancestors : Week # 20 – Travel

This week’s writing prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge is Travel. Since we are all stationary right now, I chose to write about our family’s trip to Scotland back in 2017. Over 19 years ago we chose Ramsay as our son’s middle name. First, to honour my husband’s much beloved Grandfather, Robert Ramsay…

52 Ancestors : Week # 19 – Service

This week for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor challenge the writing prompt is Service. This week it also happens to be the birthday of Robert Ramsay Rodger, my husband’s maternal grandfather. He was born on May 6 1912 in East Wemyss, Fife in Scotland. 108 years ago today! So, it seems quite fitting that for this…