This was the census where I discovered my 3 x Great Grandmother Margaret Lockhart Brown, from Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland, was adopted. She wasn't indicated as adopted in the previous census. But who were her biological parents? That is the mystery I want to solve!
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Healing from physical or emotional pain/trauma isn't to get rid of it or to let it disappear out of your body or life. In some cases it will go away, but most of the time you'll have to deal with it the rest of your life. And here lies the healing.
Someone said; It's not my fault I am traumatized...
No indeed, it's not your fault. Though; You are responsible to do something with this, to break through the lies that you started to believe, taken from others who taught they had the right to do that.
It's not their fault either. Stupid, in certain cases beyond discusting they are. But they live in their own loop of trauma not taking the responsibility to break out. Were they meant to be, is the question... We are the outcome of our ancestors, the som of the pain and trauma they have suffered without getting the chance to balance it out.
But this is about you.
In my case I feel sometimes anxiety in the background, I can try to get rid of it by or working hard on it, or to push it away. Neither of them is good for me. Instead of this I take a rest, do what feels right to me, in a calm and steady way, but accept the feeling. It's there. It will tell you something.
There are some cases of people with asthma who are healed completely, but most of the people who suffer from it are not. And not supposed to either. How to live with it? How to find your acceptance? You probably cannot enjoy a lot of strong exercise, but then you'll find something else that you do love. The exact thing you're supposed to do!
And this is just a little example.
Healing is so much more and so much deeper than to get something out of your life.
It’s #MuseumMonday and this week we’d like to introduce the newly relocated @gairlochmuseum who has a stylish, industrial new home in the form of a former nuclear bunker in the centre of Gairloch. For more info on this fascinating place check out our Facebook post. #MyAncestralScotland
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Feel fluttery in every sense of the word, with an exquisite #dress that flows as you do, and pair it up with a pair of beautiful tie-up #sandals to complete that rustic aesthetic. Try out the new #Wildflower range at #Ancestry , Ground Floor, #VRChennai .
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I wasn't sure I could get all my food pics in 10, lol. But I was too excited, & ate my Cafe Zupas before I realized I never got a picture! I also didn't take a picture of all the cookies...swig, crumbl, chip (which is the best choc chip cookie hands down, we taste tested & all). Nutella crumbl though...😍 I think the best things I ate were the curry vegetable soup, meatloaf, & the pesto pizza from ancestry's cafe! Good times, good food! #ancestry#caferio#cafemexicali#intajuice (yep, Inta got in there twice, it almost made it 3 times...)
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Through my father’s father’s side of the family (my paternal grandfather) I am only a third generation American. The church you see below was founded by a couple families in Michigan, including my own, the Johnson family, in the early 19-teens. My great aunt Lillian, my Grampa Delmar’s older sister, was the first baby to be baptized at the church.
My last name isn’t Lee, you see. It’s Johnson. My middle name is Lee. I simply adopted my first and middle name as my stage name. I am part Swedish.
Both born in Sweden, my great great grandfather, Andrew Johnson, along with my great grandfather, Gust Johnson, came to the United States in 1889 to homestead. My great grandfather Gust was born on December 4, 1878 in Slatta Lammhult, Sweden so he was rather young himself. 7 years after leaving to homestead, their family came from Sweden to join them.
In 1919, my grandfather Delmar (Del) was born. If he was still alive, he would be 100 this year. Crazy to think about. #beechwood#michigan#ironriver#ironrivermichigan#ancestry#ancestrydnaresults#music#church#sweden#swedish
Before I realized that I couldn't abdicate the role that I had to play... I tried to run from it, but I got swallowed up and spat out with a chance for redemption.
My Uncle called me out... Asking me: "What did I have hands for if I wasn't going to take the torch?" So, I resolved to tell the stories of my Ancestors and I discovered that which served to define the shoulders that held me aloft.
A recollection of the path taken - as my family walked in the footsteps of our Ancestors.
I delve into my recollections on the latest piece on Shun P. Writes... HERE Dot Com "Those Ancestral paths - Finding their children"
So Saturday was a really cool experience! 🌞
We visited the historic Ephrata Cloister (religious community), where my 8th great grandparents, Hildebrand & Anna Inabnit settled with their children in 1740 after migrating from Grindelwald, Switzerland 🇨🇭 ...
The guy at the Visitor Center had even heard of them and printed the records they had of them for me! They were not directly involved in the religion but lived near and traded with the religious members. ...
It was so neat to walk where they walked and see the buildings as they might have seen them. It was so beautiful there too!! 😍
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Alot of people showed interest in me setting up an Instagram account with my old found photos. I am in the process of scanning them in now. The account will be @lost_and_found_photo . Tons of photos comming very soon.
Family or Personal Histories - One Question at a Time - Question 13
Ready to write your personal history or interview someone to write theirs? ...
TAG someone to get them going ...
Comment and share your answer ...
Question order isn't important and not all questions may apply - just jump in and get started
It's Easy Peasy:
-- Get a notebook/journal ...
-- Start a word document ...
-- Record the answer ...
-- Send an email and save responses ...
-- Make a phone call (and record if possible) ...
-- Make a visit and video/audio the discussion ...
Read more about Getting Started: Start With The Stories and get a free download of interview questions in part 2:
Part 1 -- https://bestgenealogygifts.com/blogs/best-genealogy-tips/getting-started-start-with-the-stories-part-1
Part 2 -- https://bestgenealogygifts.com/blogs/best-genealogy-tips/getting-started-start-with-the-stories-part-2
Click the Link in my bio for information on how I’m connected to this man- Dr. Thomas Walker II and his comrade Ambrose Powell. They are credited with building the “first” house in Kentucky. Visit parks.ky.gov for more information on the cabin!
This weekend was most definitely life changing for me and everyone else involved. I got to meet 3 siblings I never knew existed just a few weeks ago. Friday was exhilarating to finally meet them and then followed by Saturday when our families got to meet each other! It was such a perfect time. I’ve learned that the ability to adopt is what gave myself and my siblings the chance to live such wonderful lives. Thank you mom and dad, the Luebke family, and the Sliwoski family, and the Maddens whom I hope I can meet soon too. * Also thank you to @ancestry for making this all possible to the life changing service you’ve provided us. * Thank you to @beatrix for welcoming all of us into your beautiful restaurant! #ancestry#ancestrydna#ancestrydnaresults#beatrixoakbrook#family#familyreunion
★ hollywoodancestry.com ★ Happy Birthday to Alexander Skarsgård! 🎂 The actor is of Swedish descent. • Visit hollywoodancestry.com to learn more about the fascinating family trees of celebrity figures. Link in bio.
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Anyone ever tried 23andMe?
Completed the samples and sending it in.. aperently will find out more about our health, traits and ancestry.
My Grandfather Guy Windland was a bit of a rogue nomad. He was a carpenter that worked on the Alkan Highway + ended up in Anchorage + worked on the airport there.
While there - were two famous men. Wiley Post, a newsman, + Will Rogers - probably the most famous guy in the world at that time. In this box are pictures of the plane they were killed in, both before + after the crash. I think you should research these guys a little more. It’s an important part of history!!! Love,
Grampa ———————— #willrogers#wileypost#alaskahistory#alcanhighway#yukon#familyhistory#ancestry
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★ hollywoodancestry.com ★ Happy Birthday to Blake Lively! 🎂 The actress is of German, French-Canadian, Welsh, English, and Scottish descent. • Visit hollywoodancestry.com to learn more about the fascinating family trees of celebrity figures. Link in bio.
For centuries it was indecent or mundane to talk about the lives of women. I believe that is why many of our women ancestors identities and stories have been lost to us. Much of this painting is about reconnecting to the wonderful women that have been left behind and forgotten. I want to pull them from the shadows and shine light into their lives. As we connect to our ancestresses, we realize we carry the love of thousands of resilient women. Woman who have given us angelic service throughout our lives, woman who have made the way for us today. Who are the resilient women in your lives? How can you draw from their strength today? .
🧡 Michelle // @flora_familiar
I started an Ancestry account last night and working on my family tree got me thinking.
You don't have to love your roots.
If your beginnings were bad, it's important to recognize what damage has been dealt. It's important to know that it is not your fault for being born between a rock and a hard place.
It has made you who you are, sure, but sometimes the path you start on is the most important to stray from.
#genealogyphotoaday is 'my life.' When I'm not working, the majority of my life is taken up by genealogy. This is my great great grandmother, Winifred 'Stella' Chennells (1880-1948). Taken in 1909 she is holding my great great-uncle (1909-1985) with my great grandfather, Luis, standing behind her.
Whether it's scanning and restoring photos, cataloguing, researching close and distant ancestors or working on their biographies, it takes up most of my spare time, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Podcast recommendation: Family Ghosts @famghoshow wanders into the murky, intriguing true stories every family has haunting them. I love hearing other families' stories, it always gets me thinking about my family and other families I've researched.⠀
A particular shout out to episode 3 Sue's Clues. It might sound very unusual for a family member to steal a body but it happened to a friend's family so maybe it's more common than you'd think 🤷⠀
Listening to the podcasters trying to find answers got my researching mind going and I found myself yelling at my phone "have you tried XYZ???" 😂⠀
My takeaways if you're looking for a body: ⠀
*ALERT: SORT OF SPOILERS AHEAD*⠀
+ Talk to the people close to the person who stole the body to narrow down your field of research.⠀
+ Unless they literally buried the body in their backyard next to the dead cat, they have to have gone through both a funeral home and a cemetery. ⠀
+ Search online cemetery databases in the area you're looking, call up any cemeteries that aren't online and call around all the funeral homes.⠀
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Doing some family history research and came across two photos of interest. 1st is of my great Grandma Florence Hall (Bennington) who I met. She was a lovely lady and I wish I could have got to know her better. 2nd picture is of Florence with her husband Samuel Bennington. I never met him but he looks a lot like my Mum’s uncle Donald whom I have had the pleasure to meet. #ancestry#family#Greatgranparents
Thank you Gerry Low-Sabado for your tenacity and decades of work on keeping the memories of your Chinese ancestors and their contribution to our Pacific Grove community alive. Their story and wrongful treatment of will never be forgotten. “Distinguished Professor at U.C. Hastings Law and Author Frank H. Wu. I was so surprised when Frank mentioned the Pacific Grove Chinese Village in his wonderful speech at the Golden Spike 150 Conference remembering and honoring the Chinese Railroad Workers and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. I joined with the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants to reclaim major, remarkable, and momentous history of our Chinese Railroad Worker Ancestors that has been forgotten all these years. When he mentioned Pacific Grove, others at the tables around me looked to me and smiled!! Of course, I had to go meet Professor Wu and tell him about my own ancestor's history in the Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village where my Grandfather was born in 1881.....one year before the Chinese Exclusion Act.” Gerry Low-Sabado #pacificgrove#pagrovia#pg#chinese#ancestry#fishingvillage#history#legacy#notforgotten
🌿Hope your Sunday is beautiful💖....I saw an awesome vintage dollhouse 🏠 recently that instantly reminded me of my great grandparent’s home & farm in Minnesota🌿🥰✨
🌿Thought I’d share my family ancestry....My Great, Great Grandparents Lena & Lars Tillman immigrated from Sweden to America in 1883, then their son my Great Grandfather Hendricks “Henry” Tillman followed a year later in 1884! These early pioneers settled in Minnesota and owned a large farm. How brave they were!☺️🇺🇸✨
🌿There’s a current photo of the farmhouse that is vacant. I visited the farm when I was a little girl & wish I could buy & renovate that farmhouse!....Wouldn’t that be amazing?🥰✨✨
🌿More photos 👉👉👉
. #Ancestry#Farmhouse#Dollhouse#EarlyPioneers#AmericanPioneers#AmericanHistory#Ancestry .Com
Does anyone have more history to share about the Painted Lady in Britt, Iowa? We have a good start (see the Timeline in our InstaStories) but would love to see some of those family photos inside over the years!
Apologies for the radio silence in recent weeks. I spent much of July at the altar, studying or in research mode. Although, I’ve been working on my genealogy sporadically for almost a decade, lately I’ve felt a stronger pull to my maternal lineage. Choosing to focus my research solely on my maternal ancestry has been both challenging & rewarding. Finding strong, independent women amongst my ancestors who went against the grain is everything 🖤