I only started blogging about my family history in October 2010 and quickly discovered the Geneabloggers community. I wanted to write and record details about my family history for me – but it’s a real bonus if others find it interesting too. So thanks to all who stop by every now and then. I hope you will keep visiting my blog and please feel free to leave comments.
The Ancestor Approved Award was created by Leslie Ann Ballou of the Ancestors Live Here blog who asks two things of those who receive the award:
- list ten things you have learned about any of your ancestors that has surprised, humbled or enlightened you
- pass it along to ten other bloggers who you feel are doing their ancestors proud
So here’s my top ten things that I have discovered:-
- I thought my Dawson roots originated in Yorkshire – but it now seems my ancestors are from Lancashire.
- My ancestor John Gawthrop was a Wesleyan minister in the 19th century and preached all over the country.
- I have a tenuous link by marriage to Viscount Philip Snowden, the first Labour Party Chancellor of the Exchequer.
- Three generations of John Dawson’s (father, son and grandson) tended the water wheel and engine at Ickornshaw Mill at Cowling in West Yorkshire for over a hundred years.
- I still can’t find my great grandma’s birth record.
- Don’t accept information on birth, marriage and death certificates to be true.
- How hard life must have been for my ancestors in Victorian England.
- How much in awe I am of my ancestors who gave their lives in the various conflicts.
- How sad I felt to learn that some of my ancestors ended their lives in the Workshouse.
- I still have a lot more to discover.
I would like to present this award to the following people:-
John at The Wandering Genealogist
Pete at A Brummie Family Tree
Vicki at The Thompson Family
Judy at Yorkshire Genealogy
Julie at Anglers Rest
Lynda at Digging Up The Ancients
Alex at Winging It
Annie at Hibbitt Family History Blog
Andrew at History Repeating