Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Anne Young
290 followers -
Family historian
Family historian

290 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Two years ago I sent off a sample of my DNA for testing. When I first received the results, I was unable to make any connection between my tree and the trees of people with whom I shared DNA. I have made some progress since, however, speeded up by more…
DNA testing two years on
DNA testing two years on
ayfamilyhistory.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
My husband Greg’s fourth great aunt was a Cornishwoman, Sarah Tuckfield née Gilbart  (1808-1854). Sarah and her twin sister Thomasine were born on 22 July 1808 at St Erth, a sand and clay mining town about 5 km from St Ives. They were the seventh and…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
My 8th great uncle was Gabriel Crespigny, a Huguenot refugee from Normandy. Born in 1666, he was sent to England by his parents when he was just twelve years old, and had joined the army in 1686 at the age of twenty. In 1691 he was commissioned as a…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This week in his regular post ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun’ Randy Seaver asks “Who Is Your Most Recent Unknown Ancestor (MRUA)?” The mission: 1) Who is your MRUA – your Most Recent Unknown Ancestor? This is the person with the lowest number in your…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Ah yes, can relate to all of these. Tend not to write about them in my blog unless pre 20th century ;) Don’t wish to upset the readers even if true so I don’t write about the living and tend to avoid even the ancestors the living might have known well.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Looking at some paintings by Nora Heysen recently, I was delighted to discover that one was of a relative of mine, my second cousin twice removed, Minnie Sutherland Goldstein (1908-1984). She was my grandfather’s second cousin, one of the children of…
Sister Minnie Goldstein
Sister Minnie Goldstein
ayfamilyhistory.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
One way to measure how far you’ve got with your family history research is to count how many forebears you can name at each generation. I know the names of all my great great grandparents and all my husband’s, Greg’s, great great grandparents. A useful…
Progress on my tree
Progress on my tree
ayfamilyhistory.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
My third great aunt Helena was drowned in a shipwreck. Helena Lucy Gill née Hughes (1866-1932 ), seventh of the eight children of my 3rd great grandparents Samuel Hughes (1827-1896) and Sally Hughes née Plaisted (1826-1900), was the younger sister, by…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
  Leslie Henderson (1896-1982), niece (and biographer) of the Australian feminist Vida Goldstein (1869-1949) , was my grandfather’s second cousin. Her paternal grandfather was the Presbytrian Reverend William Henderson (1826-1884) of Ballarat, and Leslie…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
In this my fifth “Blogging from A to Z Challenge“, I wrote about 26 people in my family tree whose personal name starts with that letter of the alphabet. It was quite a task: that’s the “Challenge”, of course, but for each letter I chose who I would be…
A to Z 2018 reflections
A to Z 2018 reflections
ayfamilyhistory.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded