Category: Ramsay Family

Favourite Place – Week # 17

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor’s Challenge and this week’s writing prompt is Favourite Place. Her suggestions reads “So many records that we use (and memories that we have) are tied to a place. What is a favorite place to research? What is a favorite ancestral home? Feel free to interpret this theme…

Week # 8 – Power ( Jemima Powers )

For this week’s 52 Ancestors challenge I’ve chosen to write about Jemima Powers, she was my husband’s Maternal 2x Great-Grandmother. It would seem that her name is not only fitting for this week’s writing prompt, but also for her power and tenacity to withstand what in print looks to be quite a challenging life. Jemima…

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 # 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 # 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 # 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…

52 Ancestors : Week # 5 – So Far Away

The writing prompt for Week # 5 in the 52 Ancestors series is “So Far Away.” Kirkcaldy, Fife in Scotland to Thornhill, Ontario in Canada – I’d say that’s Far Away. Below is a “Declaration of Passenger to Canada” for Robert Rodger that I found some time ago on Ancestry.ca. Robert Ramsay Rodger is my…