Its been a long old week and I am ready for the weekend. I have a long weekend as I have Monday off ostensibly to try and get some bits done. My heating pad turned up today for making the home made bread prover and I shall procure a box either over the weekend or on Monday to put operation bread prover into practice. I will need this for my next Sourdough attempt and also for ordinary bread making. The pad itself is nice and narrow but has a three way temperature gauge - it also has a washable cover.
This evening I have rejoined Ancestry as I have the urge to do some more serious work on the Family Tree information. It has been quite productive thus far. I thought I would join this up with the photographs I have of extended family. I am beginning to think that I am in the fortunate position of having quite few photographs from one source or another. I had contemplated taking out the full subscription but have decided to concentrate on this country thus far. If and when I get stuck or find alternative information then consider expanding it further. I had bought this new computer for scanning the photographs I have inherited so I think this is going to be a bigger project than I intended originally to be shared with family.
One of the stumbling blocks I did have was with my Nan's Dad. I have never to my knowledge ever seen a photograph of him or his second wife. I have precious photographs of my Nan's mum and of her two older sisters when they were younger and of my Nana as a little girl in Victorian frilled dress and bonnet on a donkey at Mablethorpe with her younger brother Eric. I found further information on my Nan's birth family. on Ancestry including that my Nan's Dad was indeed one of a bigger family and this evening I have the names of his siblings. I tend to squirrel away the information I come across and then check each entry out as fully as I can. In the past I have been down and carried out research on the ledgers in the National Records Office as well as working from microfiche in relation to the Census material. I have found one more child than I knew about who died in his middle thirties and those present on the site who are aware of him are not however aware of another child. I have added him to my list. My Great Uncle Eric. I only met him the once and I assume he has since gone.
Its funny how at every turn you find a new surname to add to the list. We now have in no particular order across the family:
My cousin also at my Nan's funeral gave me a load of photographs and documentation that he had retrieved from his Dad's home including my Great Grandparents' marriage certificate a photo of my Pop's parent's silver wedding anniversary celebration.
I seem to have a problem in that I can quite happily keep myself entertained for hours and I cannot understand it when people say that they are bored. My problem is that I do not have enough hours or minutes in the day to do what I have got to do.
Right I had better get a wriggle on.
Catch you soon.