Category: Rodger Family

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 # 36 – Labour

I am participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt this week is LABOUR. noun: labour 1.work, especially hard physical work. Recently, I came across in the National Records of Scotland the Statutory Register of birth for my Husband’s Grandfather, Robert Ramsay Rodger. His birth was in the District of Wemyss in the…

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 # 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 # 7 – Favourite Discovery

Trying to choose a “Favourite Discovery” is nearly an impossible task for me. I have just learned and discovered so many fascinating things by doing genealogy as a hobby. If I had to choose some of favourites, these would likely be in the running… informing my husband and father-in-law about their ancestors that came across…

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…