Thursday, 8 May 2014
Who Do You Think You Are
I started tracing my family tree on Ancestry.co.uk a while back.
I found it fascinating - not only finding out more about the relatives I already knew, but discovering more distant relatives, and finding out about their lives.
I traced right back to my great-great-great-great grandfather, who was born in 1782 - the website can even let you view the actual census records - he was listed in 1851 as a labourer.
I found some interesting things - a great-great-great grandfather who died in the workhouse in 1918, and a great-great grand uncle who is listed on the 1911 census as a "general dealer" - maybe I'm related to
Also, the husband of one of my great-great grand aunts was called Frederick William Almond - perhaps I'm related to Bob & Ang?!
I like some of the occupations listed - one distant relative was a "Wood Sawyer"!
Anyone else traced their family tree? Found anything interesting?