52 Ancestors #52 – Resolution

Resolution – 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. 2. The quality of being determined or resolute.
Usually, at New Year’s people make New Year Resolutions and one can be guaranteed that many of those resolutions fail before the next year comes around and some within the first few days.  It takes a very strong and determined person to make a New Year Resolution and stick to it. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #51 – Nice – Charlie Cripps: 1924-2000

Charlie Cripps January 2000My Dad, Charlie, Chas, Father Christmas was an all-round “nice” bloke so I think he fits perfectly the second last prompt in this challenge of Nice!

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52 Ancestors #50 – Naughty – Thomas Edward Caddy [1835-1908]

Well, we might like to think that our ancestors were all good and proper, but every now and then we find out something that has us going ooooh waaaah! That was naughty! Yes, my 2x great-grandfather Thomas Edward Caddy was very naughty and fitted prompt number 50 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve resurrected this post from 2013 and added new information as it came to light.

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52 Ancestors #49 – Winter – Charles Harry Norman Lymburner [1864-1938]

Well, who would have thought that I’ve missed telling the story about one of my very important ancestors? My great grandfather on my paternal side of the family. I need to make amends and fit Charles Harry Norman Lymburner into the prompt for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I had gotten a little ahead of myself and with Christmas pending, I thought why not email Amy Johnson Crow who set out these challenges and ask if I can have a sneak peek at the prompts for the next four weeks. Yes, there’s only four to go!!

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52 Ancestors #48 – Next to Last

This prompt had me thinking who is Next to Last? It wasn’t long before I knew who would be my ancestor for this challenge in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve mentioned this beautiful lady many times during my 30+ years of researching my families history. She was the first person I went to for information, even recording her oral history in May 1986, on a tape recorder which fortunately I transcribed as the tapes are now barely audible.

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52 Ancestors #47 – Thankful

There are many things to be thankful for but one that came to mind for me to write about for this weeks prompt was how thankful I am for Trove. Trove is the National Library of Australia’s website for searching mostly Australian newspapers, books, pictures and photos, Government Gazettes, music, sound and video, maps, diaries and letters, archived websites and people and organisations. Continue reading

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