Old things are more beautifulthan many things brand newBecause they bring fond memoriesof things we used to do.Old photographs in albums,love letters tied with lace,Recapture those old feelingsthat new ones can't replace.Baby shoes, a teddy bear,a ring that grandma wore,Are treasures waiting there behinda door marked "Nevermore".Old things are more beautiful,more precious day by dayBecause … Continue reading The Life Of Richard Henry Willats 1834 – 1923, Through Documentation.
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The Life of Mary O’Connor, 1831-1895, Through Documentation.
We’ve got a family albumLike a family treeA thrill to turn the pagesThe pictures we can see Starting off with grands and greatsThen slowly down the lineLike a book of historyA journey through the time Fashions start to alterMustaches come and goLadies skirts skip up and downA proper fashion show Top hats change to boatersTo caps … Continue reading The Life of Mary O’Connor, 1831-1895, Through Documentation.
The Life Of Honora Carroll 1827-1872, Through Documentation.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard. So many years have passed since I started looking into the lives of my ancestors, not once did I ever think I would actually be able … Continue reading The Life Of Honora Carroll 1827-1872, Through Documentation.
The Life Of Ann Arter 1847-1894, Through Documentation.
What the next generation will value most. is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we lived. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.” — Ellen Goodman After so many, many years of searching for the parents of my maternal great, … Continue reading The Life Of Ann Arter 1847-1894, Through Documentation.
The Life Of Jane Smith, Through Documentation, 1815-1855
We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it … Continue reading The Life Of Jane Smith, Through Documentation, 1815-1855
The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954
"I just want young people to embrace where they come from, be proud of it, and share their family's history. This country was built on beautiful stories of heritage,". ©️Zendaya. I’ve been fascinated by my Great, Great, Grandfather, John Cornelius O’Connor, from the very first time I heard his name and how he was born … Continue reading The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954
The Life Of Walter George Hillier 1867-1946, Part 3.
"Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self. Where you're accepted and appreciated, seen and valued, even in moments of disagreement. It should be your soft place to fall, the place where you're reminded that no matter what happens to you, in the face of your deepest challenges, you are … Continue reading The Life Of Walter George Hillier 1867-1946, Part 3.
The Life Of Walter George Hillier, 1867-1946
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren's children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren. Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don't even have the … Continue reading The Life Of Walter George Hillier, 1867-1946
The Life Of Elizabeth Hillier 1844-1932
Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society. ©️Mary Catherine Bateson There are very few that give themselves soulfully to others. Dedicating their lives to the care and understanding, that so many of us … Continue reading The Life Of Elizabeth Hillier 1844-1932
The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.
Even though I still very much believe that our, John Cornelius O’Connor, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, I have been following a possible paper trail for the, O’Connor family. After trolling the birth index’s I came across two birth index’s, one for, John’s brother, Thomas, and another for John. Both give the mothers maiden … Continue reading The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.
The Life of Rosina Margaret O’Connor 1884-1939
We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. – Edward Sellner I’m sure by now, you are well aware of my love for genealogy, but more so … Continue reading The Life of Rosina Margaret O’Connor 1884-1939
The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881
What I love about genealogy is, it leads you down paths walked by not only your ancestors but many others incredible human beings. Fairly often while researching our own heritage, I side step and research the partners, husbands, wife’s, in-laws and siblings and their families of our ancestors. Some say there isn’t a need to … Continue reading The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881
The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist.
Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, in the year, 1808, to Moses Luke, son of Moses Luke and Hannah Luke nee Grey and Catherine Kitty Mason, daughter of Jonathan Mason and Catherine Southwell. She was … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist.
The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.
Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so Far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, England, in the year 1808 to Moses Luke, and Catherine Kitty Mason.She was baptised at, The church of St. John The Evangelist, … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.
The Life Of Christian Luke – 1808-1895
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, and serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories, Are lost among my socks. I wonder what their lives were like, How did they spend their days? What about their special … Continue reading The Life Of Christian Luke – 1808-1895
The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.
Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell. Before we begin, let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.Alice was born at, East Wellow, on Thursday the 19th of December 1861. From the age of 9, Alice worked for her maternal uncle, William Reeves, at the Angel Inn, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.
The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861-1915, Part 1.
When we were young aging seemed like funWe couldn't wait until the age was doneWe then hit our teens and with life cameSome responsibility but still lots of games.And so the twenty's were realizedAnd we found we had to get organized. And before you knew it we hit the big three o!A party was had, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861-1915, Part 1.
The Life Of David Charles Hillier, 1923-1965
How am I supposed to feel.When the nightmares & pain become to real? What am I supposed to say,When all my hope has gone away? Where do I go when life passes by,And all I want to do is die? When do I get the choice,And quiet the endless voice? Flashbacks, isolation and hypervigilence abound,Peace … Continue reading The Life Of David Charles Hillier, 1923-1965
The Life Of Harry James Butt 1858-1911
“Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you, and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful, you might as well live.” - Dorothy Parker. No matter the years that pass, one thing hasn’t changed, the ability to admit to oneself that, you need a helping hand. Depression, Anxiety, and other … Continue reading The Life Of Harry James Butt 1858-1911
The Life Of Charlotte Vaughan – 1833-1902
“Remember me in the family treeMy name, my days, my strife;Then I’ll ride upon the wings of timeAnd live an endless life.” –Linda Goetsch As I fill this tiny corner of the inter-web with my ramblings and the life stories of our ancestors, the true meaning of family, really could not mean more to me … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Vaughan – 1833-1902
The Life Of, Edwin Charles Diaper.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Diaper, branch of my Hubbies family tree. I think it’s because of the strong family resemblance, or maybe the amazing story of Marks 2nd great-uncle John Joseph Diaper, who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic. These are only two reason why the Diaper family are absolutely fascinating. They … Continue reading The Life Of, Edwin Charles Diaper.
The Life Of Caroline Chown, 1818 -1894
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren's children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren. -Roy Sesana It’s for our future generations why I strive my hardest to piece together the lives of … Continue reading The Life Of Caroline Chown, 1818 -1894
The Life of, John Williams, 1816-1869.
“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” Shirley Abbott. I never knew how a name written upon a family tree, could consume my every waking moment, … Continue reading The Life of, John Williams, 1816-1869.
The Life Of Charlotte Feltham 1844-1899
I feel the overpowering need to document the lives of our ancestors, because if the facts are written, there is a slim chance they will never be forgotten. That their lives have somehow imprinted upon those who read their stories. Even though I can never fill these pages with our own memories or their personalities, … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Feltham 1844-1899
The Life Of James Moody, 1830-1900
When I started “Intwined” all those years ago, I always hoped it would be a space where my family could share their own memories and research. And today my vision is starting to become a reality. I’m sure many of you would have read about my Sister In-law, Sarah and our joint passion for our … Continue reading The Life Of James Moody, 1830-1900
The Life Of Thomas Kirby 1831-1911
You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, Jump over the hurdles and break through the brick wallsthat are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant … Continue reading The Life Of Thomas Kirby 1831-1911