Growing up I was told many things about my Family, some are verifiable truths, others are vocal tradition. I’m aware that some of these stories are told in other parts of the family, with no alteration.
My Mother had a hand written Family Tree. I have a few of those notes following her death in December 2019.
I wrote recently in memory of my Father who died in 1989 and would have been 90 on 26th May 2020.
I decided to update the Family Tree I had started on Ancestry several years ago. I started by asking one of my Nieces for middle names and Date of Birth for her and her sister’s children. I had never paid for Membership, I was limited to the free access.
I decided to pay for better access so I could check Documents and verify facts. I found one family myth false quite quickly but can understand why it was probably passed to me in good faith.
I’ve since decided I will revisit this twice a year and try to find more. I intend to update the Family Tree each year in May & December. These are the months of my Patrents’ birth. So I’ll let my Membership lapse after a Month but I’ll sign up again each year in May and December.
So here is what I found in May 2020. Continue reading