Category: Perry Family

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…

Week # 3 – Namesake / 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge for 2021

Who were you named after? Week 3’s theme is “Namesake.” Are you named for one of your ancestors? Do you have an ancestor who was named for someone else (either in the family or a well-known person)? This is the week to tell their story!  Ramsay – Our son, I’m sure, is delighted to have…

52 Ancestors : Week # 50 – Witness to History

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge and the writing prompt for Week # 50 is Witness to History. It sure seems like this year, 2020 has been something for the history books doesn’t it? I mean, think about it… a global pandemic, a global movement for racial justice, the Australian bush fires,…

52 Ancestors : Week # 38 – On The Map

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is On The Map. Every once in a while Ancestry releases updated Ethnicity Results for our DNA tests. I thought that was quite fitting. In case you are thinking, wait a second…how is it possible that my DNA could change?!…

52 Ancestors : Week # 34 – Chosen Family

I found this quote just on a Google search, so I’m not sure who to attribute it to, but it sure fits. This week’s writing prompt is a perfect one for my family. When I think about the above quote, I feel like I am surrounded by chosen family. Adoption The first thing chosen family…

52 Ancestors : Week # 30 – The Old Country

This week for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge the writing prompt is The Old Country. When I looked up the definition it states the native country of a person who has gone to live abroad. My Family Now for myself, I have lived in Canada my entire life, but I suppose the Old Country…

52 Ancestors : Week # 24 – Handed Down

The writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge this week is HANDED DOWN. Looking around the house, I don’t have a whole lot of treasures that have been handed down to me. However, the things I do have I want to ensure that they are handed down to the next generation, if they are…

52 Ancestors : Week # 17 – Land

I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. This is week # 17. The writing prompt is land. As always, Amy assures is that these prompts are up for interpretation so here goes…When I think of land, the first thing (funny enough) that popped in to my head was the Woody Guthrie song “This Land…