Category: Scotland

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…

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 # 32 – Small / ATS

The writing prompt for Week # 32 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge is SMALL. In my mind nothing to do with our family’s history is small, because even the smallest detail can steer you into something so fantastic. Big things often have small beginnings I’ve talked quite a few times about my paternal…

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 # 10 – Strong Woman

When I first saw the writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s challenge for Week # 10 was Strong Woman, I thought that was so appropriate considering International Woman’s Day is March 8th. I’m very sure that wasn’t a coincedence and I knew exactly who I would write about. Introducing Hilary Newitt Brown. My Great Aunt Hilary…

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…