Category: Finding Treasures

My Grandfather at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Favourite Find: Week # 2 (2022) I would like to share with you my most recent favourite discovery that I’ve found. I struggle with using the word favourite in this post because this photograph is representative of something so dark and sad, but also, this photo is something that I have been searching for and…

William Mortimer Heath

I’d have to say that this week, what I’ve been thinking about is how KINDNESS is FREE. I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is FREE. I’ve truly have had the most amazing luck and so much kindness shown to me recently with my family history research and…

Groups – Week # 25

Did you know that there are many groups on Facebook specifically for genealogy? The list is endless! Here are a few of my favourites that I have found to be invaluable in researching family history. The very first I can recommend is called UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH ISLES GROUP. This one is my absolute…

Week # 7 – Unusual Source

I’m participating in the 52 Ancestors Challenge for 2021, this past week’s (Feb. 15-21) theme is Unusual Source. As Amy Johnson Crow describes “Not all of our genealogy discoveries come in the “regular” sources like vital records and the census. What is a discovery that you’ve made using an unusual source? “ For me, one of…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 37 – Back To School

Here we are in September already! How did THAT happen?! For Week # 37 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge, the writing prompt is Back To School. Typically fall is my favourite time of the year. On my morning walk you can already feel the crisp air. On a personal note, this year Back…

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…