In planning my Easter holiday I listed up 8 items to follow up at the Northumberland Archives or NDFHS. After three trips to Woodhorn I can now report that I have worked on 5 of the listed items, but only one of them can now be crossed off as complete. On the plus side I have eliminated some options from my other enquiries and I discovered that some of the records I was reviewing to answer the questions had additional information that was useful, so I spent more time on those records rather than hopping over to the next question.
The one item I have successfully cleared from the list is checking that I had documented the correct father for 3x great grandmother Margery Hall born 1803 in Elsdon, Northumberland. I had conflicting information from two different transcription sources giving her father as Joseph and John. I have now reviewed the microfilm of the church records and confirmed that her parents were Joseph Hall of Elsdon and Eleanor Thompson of Rothbury parish.
I am now a week behind myself on my postaday plans. My excuse is that I have been on holiday and it has been too hectic to find time to order my thoughts and write. The upside of the hectic holiday and pause in posting is that I have had a couple of days at Woodhorn Archives and fitted in a couple of cemetery photo shoots so I have a lot to write about as I catch up. During the coming week I will be writing more to make up for the missing period. (This is catch-up post for Sunday 1 April).
This Easter is the second anniversary of my genealogy activities. It is two years since my first trip to Woodhorn and I think I may have broken through a brick wall yesterday. I believe I may have found my Cracket 3x great grandparents. Still have a couple of things to check before I can confirm the theory.
When I picked up blog writing again in February after a year of writer’s block I decided to be ambitious and aim for a new post every day. Today is the one month anniversary of the new kick-off and so far I have achieved the postaday goal. In the past month my main readers have been from Norway, UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands.
Lazing on a Sunday afternoon. I took advantage of the spring sunshine to sit out on the balcony with a cuppa and do some blog tidying in preparation for writing some of the more interesting stories that will flesh out the names and dates and give a better picture of my ancestors’ lives. Among the changes made today are:
Surnames– added several new names to the list and set up a marking system for names added in the current month.
Places– developed the introduction further and added a few more towns and villages to the list of those I intend to write about.
Wrongdoings– tidied up the introduction and the list of events I plan to write about
Gruesome ends – added to the introduction and to the list of unpleasant and untimely deaths that I plan to write about.